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New 2021-2022 Faculty

James “Andy” Campbell, Visiting Assistant Professor, Fine & Performing Arts (Music)
Andy has been the Director of Choirs for Lakeland Regional Health Services as well as serving as a choral and vocal consultant. He has taught music/conducting at Southwest Baptist University and served as their orchestral director for musical and opera productions. He holds a B.S. in music industry/business from Southwest Baptist University; and an M.M. and D.M.A. in choral conducting from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Cecily Cornelius-White, Visiting Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences (Psychology)
Cecily comes to us from Missouri State University where she taught per course courses in abnormal psychology,
memory and cognition, and counseling courses. She also taught at Texas A&M International University. Her
research is focused in cross-cultural studies and health and human dysfunction. She holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Chicago; and an M.A. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology-Chicago Campus.

Joe Dillstrom, Instructor, Mathematics
Joe has taught adjunct courses in math for Drury, OTC, and Missouri State University for several years. He has a B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from Missouri State University.

Joshua Kennedy, Instructor, Physics
Josh has taught introductory physics for Drury, OTC and Edukan (Pratt Community College) for several years. He has also served as an analyst supporting market operations and data analysis. He holds a B.S. in physics and an M.S. in applied physics from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte.

Jessica Lyew-Ayee, Instructor, Fine & Performing Arts (Graphic Design)
Jessica has an extensive background in graphic design, iconography, brand manuals and infographics in the private sector. Se has worked for Quality Information Partners and Longevity Consulting with government clients. She has a B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute.

Thea Scott, Instructor, School of Education and Child Development
Thea joins us from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) where she served as the Director of Effective Practices. Her professional training and work interests are in special education, multi-tiered systems of support with an emphasis on evidence-based educational practices. She has a B.S.Ed. from Lincoln University; and M.S.Ed. from Missouri State University; and an Ed.S. in learning, teaching and curriculum from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Bethany Sump, Instructor, Biology
Bethany comes to us from Northwestern University where she served as a graduate researcher in molecular biology, genetics, and biochemical techniques. Additionally, she taught courses in cellular, genetics, and molecular processes. She holds a B.A. in biochemistry and genetics from Texas A&M; and a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Northwestern University.

Jeffrey Zimmerman, Dean and Professor of Economics, Breech School of Business
Jeff joins us from Missouri Southern State University where he served as the Dean, Robert W. Plaster College of Business. He holds a B.S. in computer science and economics from the State University of New York at Albany; an M.A. in economics from West Virginia University; and an M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from Purdue University.

PA Program Clinical Faculty (started mid-year 2021-22):

Jeff Ellis, Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of Didactic Education
Jeff comes to us from AFC Urgent Care in San Diego, CA where he managed staff and provided triage, treatment and education for a wide array of medical needs for a large patient population. He also developed a training program for Marine corpsmen in a deployed setting, providing mobile resuscitative capabilities. He holds a B.S. in physics from the University of Dallas and a M.M.S. from Midwestern University.

Mark Kaiser, Assistant Clinical Professor
Mark comes to us from Maxim Healthcare where he provided occupational medicine for a GM plant. He has also served as project manager and corporate health manager for several other private companies. He holds a B.S.ME. from Missouri School of Science and Technology and a M.S.PAS. from Rutgers University.

Crystal Powell, Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of Clinical Education
Crystal comes to us from Cox Healthcare where she served as a physician assistant in a pediatric setting. She also served as a clinical preceptor for physician assistant students. She holds a B.S. in exercise science from Brigham Young University and a M.PAS. from Missouri State University.

Part-time/Other Faculty Assignments:

Lori Hutton, Part-Time Instructor, Fine & Performing Arts (Music)
Lori comes to us from Southwest Baptist University where she served as the interim director of instrumental studies. She has also served as the director of bands for several local school districts. She holds a B.A. instrumental music and an M.Ed. in instrumental music from Drury University.

Alexandra Kovatch, Part-Time Instructor, Fine & Performing Arts (Music)
Alexandra has taught as a music adjunct for Drury for two hears. She has also served as a conducting fellow and
guest conductor in the area. She holds a B.M. in harp performance from Washburn University and a M.M. in
orchestral conducting from Missouri State University.

Arkan Attariya, Fulbright Visiting Instructor of Arabic, Languages and Literature
Arkan comes to Drury from Israel on a one-year Fulbright grant to teach courses in Arabic language and culture. She previously taught Arabic in Gwangju, South Korea, and is currently an English teacher at Al Resala High School in Shefa’amr, Israel. Arkan holds a B.A. in English from the University of Haifa and an M.Ed. from the Academic Arab College for Education in Israel.

Yi-Chun Pan, Fulbright Visiting Instructor of Mandarin, Languages and Literature
Yi-Chun is coming to Drury from Taiwan on a one-year Fulbright grant. She will teach courses in Mandarin Chinese language and culture. Although she has taught Mandarin previously, her past ten years as a language instructor has been spent as an English teacher at the Experimental Elementary School of National Pingtung University. Yi-Chun also has interests in yoga and in oil-painting. She has a B.A. in English from National Pingtung University in Pingtung City, Taiwan, and she successfully completed numerous certificates in language teaching.

2020 – 2021 Faculty Roster

Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Patricia A. McEachern: Dorothy Jo Barker Endowed Professor of Animal Rights

Daniel Ponder: L.E. Meador Endowed Chair of Political Science


(The dates following the names and titles of faculty members represent, first, the date of initial appointment and, second, the date of promotion to present rank)

Beach, David R.:  B.Arch., Drury University, 1997. M. Arch., University of Oklahoma, 2009. Associate Professor of Architecture.  1999, 2015.

Blakey, Leah: B.A., Drury College, 1996; M.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1998; Ph.D., St. Louis University, 2003.  Associate Professor of History.  Director, Online Education. 2004, 2013.

Blunk, Catherine:  B.A., Manhattanville College, 1989; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008.  Associate Professor of French.  2009, 2016.

Boden, Jennifer: B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2010; M.A., University of Kansas, 2012; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2019. Assistant Professor. 2019, 2019.

Bohnenkamper, Katherine:  B.A., Emporia State University, 1977; M.Ed., Wichita State University, 1981; M.A., Kansas State University, 1988; M.L.S., Emporia State University, 1990. Associate Librarian. 1991, 2014.

Bomgardner, Stephen:  B. Music, Fort Hays State University, 1985; M. Music, Rice University, 1989; D.M.A., Boston University, 1997. Professor of Music. 2005, 2014.

Booker, Gregory: B.A., Drury College, 1987; M.F.A., University of Oklahoma-Norman, 1993.  Associate Professor of Communication.  2009, 2019.

Borodich, Sergey: B.A., Belarus State University (Minsk, Belarus), 1981; Ph.D., Academy of Science of Belarus, 1986.  Associate Professor of Mathematics. 2003, 2003.

Branton, Christopher: B.S., Louisiana State University, 1992; Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1998. Assistant Professor of Computer Science. 2016, 2016.

Brown, Jennifer Silva:  B.A., University of New Hampshire, 2003; M.A., University of New Hampshire, 2005; Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2009. Professor of Psychology. Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2009, 2020.

Browning, Peter D.:  B.A., Ohio University, 1978; M.A., University of Chicago, 1979; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1987. Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Chaplain. 1991, 2007.

Callen, Bruce W.:  B.A., Carleton College, 1981; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1988. Professor of Physics/CCPS. 1991, 2005.

Campbell, Andrew: B.S., Southwest Baptist University, 1999; M.M., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2002; D.M.A. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2007. Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Drury University. 2022, 2022.

Cao, Ying: B.S., Beijing Normal University, 1996; Ph.D. Tufts University, 2015. Assistant Professor of Education. 2018, 2018.

Carpenter, Steven.: B.S., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1989; B.F.A., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1993; M.F.A., Miami International University of Art and Design, 2008. Assistant Professor of Animation. 2015, 2015.

Cassity, Julie: B.S., Texas Woman’s University, 1986; M.S., Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1991. Instructor of Music Therapy. 2014, 2014.

Chikaraishi, Nancy:  B.S., University of Illinois, 1982; M.Arch., University of Illinois, 1984. Professor of Architecture. 2001, 2015.

Chin, Hue-ping:  B.A., National Cheng-Kung University (Taiwan), 1980; M.A., National Cheng-Chi University (Taiwan), 1983; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1995. Professor of History. 1997, 2013.

Cornelius-White, Cecily: B.A., University of Chicago, 1995; M.A., Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Chicago), 1998; Psy.D., Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Chicago), 2002. Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. 2022, 2022.

Cosgrove, Peter A.:  B.S., Brunel University, 1997; M.Ed., Drury University, 2007.  Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia, 2016. Assistant Professor of Education 2011, 2016.

Cossey, Tiffany:  B.S.B.A, Missouri Southern State College, 1997; J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2001; L.L.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2002. Associate Professor of Accounting. 2010, 2017.

Cuff, Shannon: B.A., Drury University, 2000; M.Ed., Drury University, 2004; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010. Associate Professor of Education. Dean of the School of Education and Child Development. 2017, 2017.

Cundiff, Katlin: B.B.A., Estonian Business School, Estonia, 2003; M.S.B.A. Estonian Business School, Estonia, 2004; Ph.D. University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, 2011. Assistant Professor of Management. 2016, 2016.

Deeds, Donald D.:  B.A., Drury College, 1969; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1974. Professor of Biology. 1980, 1985.

Derossett, David:  B.A., Drury University, 1990; M.A., University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 1997; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2012. Associate Professor of Sociology. 2010, 2016.

Dillstrom, Joe: B.S., Missouri State University, 2015; M.S., Missouri State University, 2016. Instructor, Mathematics. 2022, 2022.

Dunaway, Connie: B.A., Drury College, 1989; M.S., University of Oklahoma, 1993; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1996. Instructor of Chemistry. 2019, 2019.

Ealy, Megan: B.S., Ball State University, 2005; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2011. Assistant Professor of Biology. 2017, 2017.

Eastman, Valerie:  B.A., Drury College, 1984; M.S., Iowa State University, 1988; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1990. Professor of Psychology. 1991, 2011.

Edmondson, Lauren A.:  B.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1986; MS.Ed., Southwest Missouri State University, 1993. Ed.D., St. Louis University, 2003. Professor of Education. 2003, 2014.

Ellis, Jeffrey: B.A, University of Dallas – Irving, 2003; M.M.S., Midwestern University, 2012. Assistant Clinical Professor, Physician Assistant Studies. 2021, 2021.

Flach, Kathleen: B.A., The Ohio State University, 1988; M.Ed., Vanderbilt University, 1994; M.M.S. and B.S., Nova Southeastern University, 2006. Director of Physician Assistant Studies. 2021, 2021.

Garvin, William W.:  B.A., Emory University, 1982; M.A., Louisiana State University, 1986; M.A., University of Kentucky, 1991. Associate Librarian and Director of the Olin Library. 1992, 2002.

Gibson, Carolyn: B.A., Samford University, 2012; M.S., Georgia Southern University, 2014; Ph.D., University of Alabama, 2018. Assistant Professor of Psychology. 2018, 2018.

Gilbert, Katherine A.:  B.A., Bowdoin College 1994; M.A., University of Virginia, 2001; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009. Associate Professor of English. 2009, 2015.

Groves, Jonathan:  B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1991; M.B.A., Missouri State University, 2005; Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia, 2009.  Associate Professor of Communication. 2008, 2014.

Harville, Beth:  B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1989; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1995.  Professor of Biology. Executive Vice President and Provost.  2005, 2017.

Hedges, Keith:  B.S.Arch., University of Illinois, 1987; M.Arch., Iowa State University, 1997; M.S.Structural Engineering, Iowa State University, 1997.  Associate Professor of Architecture. 2009, 2015.

Henley, Walter: B.S., Belhaven College, 1984; M.B.A., University of Memphis, 1992; Ph.D., University of Memphis, 2015. Assistant Professor of Marketing. 2017, 2017.

Henderson, T. Kevin:  B.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1993; M.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1995; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2012. Associate Professor of English.  2005, 2018.

Henslee, Holli:  B.S., Drury University, 1996; M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2003.  Associate Librarian/Technical Services Coordinator.  2012, 2017.

Herrington, Rachael L.:  B.S., Oklahoma State University, 2002; M.S., Texas A&M University, 2004; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2008. Associate Professor of Psychology. 2011, 2018.

High, Kenneth:  B.S., Rider College, 1984; M.S., Seton Hall University, 1986; Ph.D., Seton Hall University, 1988. Associate Professor of Chemistry. 1990, 1996.

Hinrichs, Brant:  B.S.E., University of Michigan, 1986; M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 1988; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 1994. Associate Professor of Physics. 1999, 2006.

Holzenberg, Phyllis E.:  B.A., Florida State University, 1975; M.L.S., Florida State University, 1990. Associate Librarian. 1995, 2005.

Ingwerson, Charlyn:  B.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 2000; M.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 2002; M.A., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 200; Ph.D. University of Arkansas, 2019.  Instructor of English. 2008, 2008.

Jansen, Kevin P.:  B.S., Missouri State University, 1991; M.S., Missouri State University, 1993; Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2001. Associate Professor of Biology. 2009, 2009.

Julian, Tijuana:  B.M.Ed., Drury College, 1981; M.M., University of Kansas, 1983; D.M.A., University of Kansas, 1987. Professor of Music. Executive Vice President-Student Affairs and Dean of Students. 1987, 2004.

Kaiser, Mark: B.S.M.E., Missouri University of Science and Technology, 1983; M.S.P.A., Rutgers University, 1998. Assistant Clinical Professor, Physician Assistant Studies. 2022, 2022.

Kennedy, Joshua: B.S., University of North Carolina Charlotte, 2016; M.S., University of North Carolina Charlotte, 2019. Instructor of Physics. 2022, 2022.

Khorshidifard, Sara: B.S./M.Arch., Qazvin Azad University, 2003; M.A., University of Tehran, 2006; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2014. Assistant Professor of Architecture. 2019, 2019.

Kleithermes, Emily: B.S., Parker College of Chiropractic, 1994; D.C., Parker College of Chiropractic, 1997. Instructor of Biology/CCPS. 2019, 2019.

Korir, Albert K.: B.S., Kenyatta University, 1992; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2006.  Associate Professor of Chemistry.  Dean, School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences. 2008, 2014.

Kreie, Haddy: B.A., Drury University, 2005; M.A., Florida State University, 2012. Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre. 2018, 2018.

Leinaweaver, Justin:  B.S., Florida State University, 2004; M.S., University College Dublin Ireland, 2008; Ph.D., Trinity College Dublin Ireland, 2012. Associate Professor of Political Science. 2012, 2020.

Leventis, Panayiotis:  B.Arch., University of Southern California, 1993; M.Arch., University of California-Los Angeles, 1996; Ph.D., McGill University, 2004. Professor of Architecture. 2006, 2018.

Long, Jennie J.:  B.A., College of Wooster, 1992; M.A., Indiana University, 1994; Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1999. Professor of Criminology. 1999, 2018.

Lowery, Todd:  B.F.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1988; M.F.A., School of Visual Arts, 1993. Professor of Art. 2002, 2016.

Luttrell, Vickie:  B.A., Drury College, 1986; M.A., Hollins College, 1988; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University–Carbondale, 1999. Professor of Psychology. 1999, 2012.

Lyew-Ayee, Jessica: B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute, 2010. Instructor, Fine & Performing Arts. 2022, 2022.

Manpadi, Madhuri:  B.S., Osmania University (India), 1997; M.S., Osmania University, 1999; Ph.D., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 2008. Associate Professor of Chemistry. 2012, 2018.

Marra, Nicholas: B.S., Hope College, 2008; Ph.D., Purdue University, 2013. Assistant Professor of Biology. 2018, 2018.

Martin, Mary Andrews: B.A., Drury University, 2005; M.B.A., Drury University, 2007. Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting. 2018, 2018.

Maxson, Richard A.:  B.A., California State University–Fresno, 1985; M.A., California State University–Fresno, 1987; Ph.D., Indiana University–Bloomington, 1998. Associate Professor of Communication. 2000, 2000.

McEachern, Patricia A.:  B.A., University of Central Florida, 1981; M.A., Florida State University, 1985; Ph.D., University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, 1995. Professor of French. Dorothy Jo Barker Endowed Professor of Animal Rights and Director of the Forum on Animal Rights.  1996, 2008.

McMurtrey, Shannon: B.S., Missouri State University, 1992; M.B.A., Missouri State University, 1996; Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University, 2010. Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems. 2016, 2016.

Meidlinger, Peter K.:  B.A., University of Iowa, 1981; M.A., University of Iowa, 1985; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1994. Professor of English, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs – Academic Quality. 1992, 2009.

Miller, R. Robin:  B.A., Berea College, 1990; M.A., Indiana State University, 1992; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1997. Associate Professor of Sociology. 1999, 2001.

Miller, Rebecca: B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute, 1993; M.F.A., Florida State University, 1998. Professor of Art and Art History. 2003, 2019.

Moore, Bruce E.:  B.S., University of Michigan, 1980; M.Arch., University of Michigan, 1982. Professor of Architecture. 1986, 2000.

Moser, Patrick J.:  B.A., University of California–Berkeley, 1989; M.F.A., University of Arizona, 2007; Ph.D., University of California–Davis, 1997. Professor of French. 1998, 2012.

Nichols, Elizabeth G.:  B.A., University of Missouri–Columbia, 1991; M.A., University of Kansas, 1993; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1997. Professor of Spanish. 1997, 2009.

Noblett, Matthew: B.A., Missouri Southern State University, 1994; M.F.A., Lindenwood University, 2013. Assistant Professor of Graphic and Digital Design. 2017, 2017.

Norton, Ginney: B.S.E., Missouri Southern State University, 2005; M.Ed., University of Arkansas, 2012; Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2016. Assistant Professor of Education. 2018, 2018.

Ojakangas, Gregory W.:  B.S., University of Minnesota–Duluth, 1982; M.S., California Institute of Technology, 1985; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1988. Associate Professor of Physics. 1996, 2004.

Osborne, L. Kay: B.S., Missouri State University, 1985; M.A., Missouri State University, 2007. Instructor of Business/CCPS. 2017, 2017.

Panza, Christopher J.:  B.A., State University of New York, 1993; M.A., University of Connecticut, 1998. Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2002. Professor of Philosophy. 2002, 2015.

Parks, Cyrus: B.S., Northwestern University, 1991; M.S. University of Texas at Austin, 1993; Ph.D. University of Houston, 2020. Assistant Professor of Management. 2020, 2020.

Petrich, Scott A.:  B.S., B.A., Southwest State University, 1987; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1992. Associate Professor of Chemistry. 1994, 2000.

Ponder, Daniel E: B.S., Southwest Missouri State University 1989; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1994. Professor of Political Science. L.E. Meador Endowed Chair of Political Science. 2006, 2012.

Popescu, Ioana:  B.S. University of Bucharest, 1989; M.S., University of Bucharest, 1992; M.S. University of Cincinnati, 1999; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1999. Professor of Biology. 2001, 2020.

Powell, Crystal: B.S. Brigham Young University, 2000; M.P.A.S., Missouri State University, 2005. Assistant Clinical Professor, Physician Assistant Studies. 2021, 2021.

Precise, Natalie: B.S.Ed., Missouri State University, 2004; M.S.Ed., Missouri State University, 2007; Ed.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2012. Associate Professor of Education. 2013, 2019.

Prewitt, Janis L.: B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1986; J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1989.  Professor of Management. 2005, 2019.

Richards-Mealy, Leasa: B.S., Columbia College, 1990; M.A., Webster University, 1993; Ph.D., Northcentral University (AZ), 2018. Instructor/CCPS – Business. 2019, 2019.

Robbins, Timothy:  B.A., Drury University, 2003; M.A., University of Kansas, 2005, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 2011. Associate Professor of Spanish. 2008, 2015.

Robertson, Robert L.:  B.S., University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 1989; M.S., University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 1991; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1996.  Associate Professor of Mathematics.  2001, 2005.

Rodriguez-Nieto, Juan: B.S., Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico, 1995; M.B.A., Southern Oregon University, 1998; Ph.D., University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 2017. Assistant Professor of Finance. 2018, 2018.

Rowley, III, Wesley H.:  B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1980; Ph.D., East Carolina University School of Medicine, 1987. Associate Professor of Biology. 1989, 1995.

Russo, Thomas E.:  B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1983; M.A., Northern Illinois University, 1986 and 1988; Ph.D., Indiana University, 1993. Professor of Art and Art History. Associate Dean for International Programs. 1993, 2007.

Sabini, Maurizio: Laurea in Architettura (First Professional Degree in Architecture), Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Italy, 1981; M.Arch., State University of New York, 1982; Ph.D., Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Italy, 1987. Professor of Architecture. 2012, 2012.

Schur, Richard:  B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 1991; J.D., University of Wisconsin, 1994; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2000. Professor of English. 2001, 2013.

Scollione, James: B.S., Youngstown State University, 2011;  M.S., Youngstown State University, 2014; Ph.D., Robert Morris University, 2020. Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminology. 2020, 2020.

Scott, Thea: B.S., Lincoln University, 1985; M.S., Missouri State University, 2001; Ed.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2011. Instructor of Education. 2022, 2022.

Sharpe, Carlyle:  B.M., M.M., Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, 1989; D.M.A., Boston University, 1994. Professor of Music. 2000, 2012.

Shipman, Brian:  B.A., University of Central Oklahoma, 1986; M.A., Drury University, 2012. Instructor of Communication. 2005, 2005.

Sigman, Scott L.:  B.S., Southwest Baptist University, 1980; M.S.T., University of Missouri–Columbia, 1982; M.S.C.S.E., University of Evansville, 1986; Ph.D., University of Missouri–Rolla, 1999. Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. 2004, 2014.

Simmerman, James: B.S., Truman State University, 1994; M.B.A., Missouri State University, 1996; Ed. D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2012. Associate Professor of Finance. 2013, 2019.

Simmons, Scott: B.S., University of Kentucky, 1991; M.S., University of Kentucky, 1994; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1998. Associate Professor of Mathematics. 2002, 2008.

Slye, Gail:  B.A., San Diego State University, 1978; M.A., San Diego State University, 1982; Ed.D., University of Missouri–Columbia, 1999. Professor of Education/CCPS. 1997, 2014.

Smith, Anthony:  B.A., University of Central Oklahoma, 2002; M.A., University of Oklahoma, 2006. Instructor of Spanish. 2012, 2012.

Sokol, Michael:  B.F.A., University of Florida, 1989; M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, 1992; Ph.D., The University of Georgia, 1999. Professor of Theatre. 2001, 2013.

Sooter, Traci:  B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1984; M.Arch., Washington University, 1999. Professor of Architecture. 1999, 2015.

Sorenson, W. Allin:  B.M.Ed., Truman State University, 1983; M.M.Ed., Truman State University, 1985; D.M.A., University of Minnesota, 1989. Professor of Music. Dean, School of Communication, Fine and Performing Arts. 1988, 2005.

Soster, Robin: B.S. (1997), M.B.A. (2000), and Ph.D. (2011), University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business. Associate Professor of Marketing. 2018, 2018.

Sump, Bethany: B.A., Texas A&M University, 2016; Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2022. Instructor of Biology. 2022, 2022.

Taylor, Charles A.:  B.A., College of the Ozarks, 1985; M.A., University of Illinois-Champaign, 1987; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 1990. Professor of Communication. 1997, 2005.

Tygart, Jacqueline A.:  B.F.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1986; M.L.S., University of Missouri–Columbia, 1993. Associate Librarian. 1996, 2005.

Utley, Mary:  B.A., St. Louis University, 1980; M.A., Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville, 1984; M.B.A., Lindenwood University, 1999; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1989. Professor of Psychology. 2002, 2002.

Vaggalis, Ted:  B.A., Brigham Young University, 1982; M.A., University of Kansas, 1988. Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2001. Professor of Philosophy. 1995, 2020.

Van Arkel, Jo B.:  B.A., Texas Christian University, 1979; M.A., Texas Christian University, 1981; M.F.A., University of Oregon, 1982. Professor of English. 1984, 2004.

VanDenBerg, Jeffrey A.:  B.A., Miami University (Ohio), 1990; M.A., University of Cincinnati, 1995; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2000. Professor of Political Science. 1998, 2010.

Verney, Michael: B.A., University of Massachusetts, 2009; M.A., University of New Hampshire, 2011; Ph.D., University of New Hampshire, 2016. Assistant Professor of History. 2018, 2018.

Villalba, Desmond: B.S., North Georgia College and State University, 2009; M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2012; Ph.D., University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, 2019. Instructor of Physics. 2019, 2019.

Waters, Regina K.:  B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1988; M.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1990. Ph.D., University of Missouri–Columbia, 2001. Professor of Communication. Associate Provost for Adult and Online Education, 1993, 2012.

Weddle, Robert:  B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 1982; M.Arch., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 1985; M.A., Cornell University, 1994; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1997. Professor of Architecture. Dean, Hammons School of Architecture. 1999, 2012.

Weddle, Saundra:  B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1986; M.A., Cornell University, 1992; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1997. Professor of Architecture. 2001, 2012.

Whisenhunt, J. Blaine: B.F.A., University of Central Arkansas, 1997; M.F.A., Louisiana State University, 2000.  Associate Professor of Art. 2005, 2013.

Whiteaker-Poe, H. Janie: B.S., Missouri State University, 1993; J.D., Washington University, 1998; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2013. Assistant Professor of Accounting. 2020, 2020.

Williamson, Edward A.:  B.S., Southwest Baptist University, 1991; M.S., Southwest Baptist University, 1993; Ph.D., University of Missouri–Columbia, 1998. Associate Professor of Education/CCPS. 1999, 2005.

Wlodarczyk, Natalie:  B.M.E., Stetson University, 2001; M.M., Florida State University, 2003; Ph.D., Florida State University, 2010.  Associate Professor of Music Therapy. 2010, 2016.

Wolbrink, Shelley A.:  B.A., Miami University (Ohio), 1991; M.A., University of Cincinnati, 1993; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1998.  Professor of History. 1998, 2010.

Wood, Mark D.:  B.A., Drury College, 1981; Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1992. Professor of Chemistry. 1992, 2009.

Zimmerman, Jeffrey: B.S., University of New York at Albany, 1984; M.A., West Virginia University, 1986; M.S., Purdue University, 1988; Ph.D., Purdue University, 1991. Dean of Breech School of Business Administration, Professor of Economics. 2022, 2022.

Emeriti Faculty

Charles S. Allen
Mathematics (1964-1967; 1981-2005)
B.S., Drury College, 1961
M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1964
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1971

Jeanie K. Allen
Psychology (1995-2017)
B.A., University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 1974
M.S.A, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 1979
M.Ed., Drury University, 1997
Ph.D., Walden University, 2002

Judith G. Armstrong
Librarian (1969-1994)
B.B.A., North Texas State University, 1955
M.L.S., Texas Women’s University, 1964
M.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1972

Harvey Asher
History (1967-2003)
B.A., Brooklyn College, 1962
M.A., Indiana University, 1964
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1967

Ruth Bamberger
Political Science (1973-2002)
B.S., Nazareth College, 1966
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1968
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1973

Dan Beach
Education (1983-2009)
B.S. Ed, Southwest MO State University, 1965
M.S.Ed., Southwest MO State University, 1970
Ed.D., University of MO – Columbia, 1974

Michael J. Buono
Architecture (2000-2015)
B.Arch., Pratt Institute, 1965
M.Arch., Washington University, 1973

James H. Bynum
Communication (1967-1992)
B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1951
M.Ed., University of Kansas, 1954
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1969

Penny Clayton
Accounting (1988-2018)
B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1980
M.B.A., Drury College, 1983
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1990

Michael Dickey
Art and Art History (1979-2002)
B.S., Central Missouri State University, 1968
M.F.A., Ohio University, 1961

Eltjen Flikkema
Languages and Literature (1972-2011)
A.B., Calvin College, 1966
M.A. Michigan State University, 1968
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1972

Bill J. Harding
Physical Education (1965-1988)
A.B., Drury College, 1954
M.Ed., Drury College, 1964

Teresa Hornsby
Religion (2000-2018)
B.A., University of Tennessee, 1992
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School, 1995
M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1999
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2000

Rosemary Jackson
Music (1976-2005)
A.B., William Jewell College, 1956
M.S.Ed., Southwest Missouri State University, 1986

Steve Jones
Biology (1968-2008)
B.S., Indiana State University, 1962
M.S., Indiana State University, 1964
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1973

James T. Livingston
Literature (1962-1995)
B.A., Texas Christian University, 1952
M.A., Texas Christian University, 1953
B.D., University of Chicago, 1959
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1963

John E. Moore
President of the University, Professor of Education (1983-2005)
B.A., Yale University, 1964
M.A.T., Yale University, 1965
Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1971

Steve Mullins
Economics 1982-2020 B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1977; M.S., Oklahoma State University, 1980; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1983.

Dudley Murphy
Associate Professor of Art. 1978-2016
B.A., University of Tulsa, 1965
M.F.A., University of Oklahoma, 1971

Jim Murrow
Business Administration (1994-2008)
B.S., Kansas State University, 1963
M.B.A. University of Kansas, 1969
Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1996

Ted J. Nickle
Mathematics (1961-1999)
B.S., Drury College, 1960
M.A., University of Oklahoma, 1966

Kelley Still Nichols
Accounting (1995-2018)B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1979; M.B.A., Drury College, 1992; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1997

Elizabeth Paddock
Political Science (1989-2020) B.A., Kansas State University, 1982; M.A., University of Kansas, 1986; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1991.

Tom Parker
Art & Art History (1980-2013)
B.A., Washburn University, 1955
M.F.A., State University of Iowa, 1960

James A. Riley
Physics (1969-1999)
B.S., University of Minnesota, 1960
M.A., Temple University, 1964
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1969

William Rohlf, Jr.
Economics (1972-2016)
B.A., Baker University, 1967
M.A., Kansas State University, 1969
Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1972

Protima Roy
Professor of Education. (1975-2016)
B.S., Calcutta University Presidency College, 1965
M.S., Calcutta University Presidency College, 1968
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1974

Rabindra N Roy
Professor of Chemistry( 1966-2016)
Walter Hoffman Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Jadavpur University, 1959
M.S., Jadavpur University, 1961
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1966

Stephen L. Rutan
Mathematics (1962-1994)
B.S., Western Michigan University, 1957
M.A.T., Michigan State University, 1962
M.A., Rutgers University, 1965
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1981

Samuel D. Smith, III
Philosophy and Religion (1958-1988)
A.B., Phillips University, 1948
B.D., Texas Christian University, 1951
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1965

Jerzy Starczewski
Architecture (1989-2002)
B.S., Polytechnic University of Warsaw, 1954
M.S., Polytechnic University of Warsaw, 1956
M.Arch., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1982
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992

Stephen K. Stoan
Librarian (1995-2009)
B.A., University of Florida, 1963
M.A. University of Florida, 1964
Ph.D., Duke University, 1970
M.L.S., Kent State University, 1979

Jacqueline L. Warren
Art and Art History (1979-2005)
B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1966
M.F.A., Arizona State University, 1971

Jayne White
Education (1984-2014)
B.A., Southwest Baptist College, 1971
M.Ed., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1976
Ed.D., Oklahoma State University, 1983

Resa Willis
English (1981-2015)
B.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1971
M.A., University of Arkansas, 1973
Ph.D., University of Tulsa, 1984