Drury Lane leading to Wallace Hall.

2020-2021 Faculty and Administration

New 2020-2021 Faculty

Megan Case
Visiting Assistant Professor, Religion

Megan comes to us from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where she has served as a Postdoctoral Fellow, teaching courses in religion and culture. She holds a B.A. in anthropology and religion from Gettysburg College; a M.Div. from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary; and an M.A. and Ph.D. in ancient Mediterranean religions from the University of Texas at Austin.

Cyrus Parks
Assistant Professor, Management

Cyrus joins us from the University of Houston where he taught courses in business ethics, organizational behavior and management and strategic management. He holds a B.S. in environmental engineering from Northwestern University; an M.S. in environmental health engineering from the University of Texas at Austin; and a Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of Houston.

James Scollione
Visiting Assistant Professor, Criminology

James brings nearly 10 years of diverse experience in the criminal justice, social services, and behavioral health fields and most recently served as a therapist at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers in Youngstown, Ohio where he provided treatment planning, crisis intervention utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy. He has taught courses in criminal justice, correctional strategies, and forensic science as a TA. He has a B.S. in applied science and an M.S. in criminal justice from Youngstown State University; and a Ph.D. in instructional management and leadership from the Robert Morris University.

Janie Whiteaker-Poe
Assistant Professor, Accounting

Janie comes to us from Baylor University where she taught courses in federal income taxation and tax issues/research both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She holds a B.S. in accountancy from Missouri State University; a J.D. from Washington University, and a Ph.D. in taxation, auditing and research methodology from the University of Kansas.

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.

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

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, Carol J.:  B.A., Drury College, 1978; M.A., Indiana University, 1981; M.S., Texas A&M University, 1987; Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1986. Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. 1995, 2010.

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.

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. 

Case, Megan: B.A., Gettysburg College, 2006; M. Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 2011; M.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2013; Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2016. Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion. 2020, 2020.

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.

Claussen, Christina:  B.S., University of Wisconsin–LaCrosse, 1994; M. Music, University of Northern Colorado, 1996; D.M.A., University of Kansas, 2003. Associate Professor of Music, 2004, 2010.

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.

Davidson, James: B.S.E., Southwest Missouri State University, 2002; M.M., Missouri State University, 2011; D.M.A., The University of Kansas, 2016. Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. 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.

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.

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; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2009.  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.

Huang, Yong.: B.Arch., Beijing Polytechnic University, 1995; M.S., Pratt Institute School of Art and Design, 1996; M.Des., Harvard University, 2002. Assistant Professor of Architecture and Practitioner in Residence. 2012, 2016.

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.

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.

Mallory, Stacy: B.S. Weber State University, 1997. M.S. Oregon State University, 2004. Instructor/CCPS, Instructional Designer. 2018, 2018.

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.

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.

Petty, Clifton D.:  B.A., Baylor University, 1982; M.B.A., Baylor University, 1984; Ph.D., University of Houston, 1991. Professor of Management. Interim Dean Breech School of Business, 1993, 2007.

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.

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.

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.

Slater, Lori: B.A.Ed., National University, San Diego, 2004; M.Ed., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2009; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2017. Instructor of Education. 2017, 2017.

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.

Spence, Karen Cordes: B.Arch., University of Arkansas, 1987; M.Arch., University of Cincinnati, 1993; Ph.D.,Texas A&M University, 1996.  Professor of Architecture. 2006, 2018.

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.

Wadeson, Heather: B.A., North Dakota State University, 2007; M.S., North Dakota State University, 2009; Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2015. Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology. 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.

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