Adjunct Faculty Achievements

Scott Burton – Behavioral Sciences Department
Mr. Burton has been an adjunct instructor teaching Criminal Justice courses since 2006.  Mr. Burton retired in March 2011 after serving 25 years with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and U.S. Probation.

As of April 2011 he received a gubernatorial appointment to the New Mexico Adult Parole Board.  In this position he oversees parole board hearings and parole revocation hearings at two state penitentiaries in New Mexico.

Joann Lacey - Art and Art History Department
Joann Lacey teaches Art classes at the CCPS campuses in Lebanon and Monett.  One of Ms. Lacey’s paintings is being featured on products that are sold in the Museum Store of The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts.  The name of the painting is “After the storm, the House of the Seven Gables”.


Sharon Marler - School of Education and Child Development
Sharon Marler teaches Education classes at the CCPS campus in Cabool. Ms. Marler was nominated for the 2011 Everyday Heroes Award that is sponsored by the American Red Cross and KY3 television station.  She was also nominated for the Missouri Retired Teachers “Distinguished Retiree” award by the Wright County branch of the organization.

Jimmie Marler - Art and Art History Department, School of Education and Child Development, Library, General Studies
Jimmie Marler teaches Art and computer courses at the CCPS campus in Cabool. Mr. Marler was nominated and inducted into the Dunklin County Hall of Fame for dedicated community service and lifetime achievements.

David Reese - Behavioral Sciences Department
David Reese teaches Psychology courses online for CCPS. He has received a joint appointment as Community Based Faculty (voluntary) as Assistant Professor for the College of Medicine and the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky from July1, 2011 to June 30, 2016.

He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, London, England and serves as the Chairman of the External Editorial Board for the Journal of Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action, The John Hopkins Press, Baltimore, Maryland.

Bob Stephens - Communication Department
Bob Stevens teaches Communications for CCPS at the main campus in Springfield.  He is a member of the Springfield City Council and was elected Mayor Pro Tem.  He was selected for this post from among the active council members.

The position serves as the temporary mayor when the elected mayor is away, ill or unavailable to serve.  They return to their regular position when the elected mayor returns.  In addition, he assists in covering appearances, invitations to speak and other functions related with the mayoral office.

Stephanie Young - School of Education and Child Development
Stephanie Young teaches Education courses for CCPS at the main campus in Springfield.  Ms. Young received the 2009 Exemplary New Principal Award from the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals.  This award recognizes only 13 individuals statewide (one from each of MAESP’s regions).  Ms. Young is the Principal at Truman Elementary in Springfield, Mo.