2019-2020 Faculty and Administration

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)

Arne, Marshall: B.S., University of Illinois, 1982; M.Arch., University of Illinois, 1984. Associate Professor of Architecture. 2001, 2007.

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. Dean, Online Education, Interim Dean, Adult 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. Visiting 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. Associate Professor of Psychology. Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2009, 2015.

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.

Bufkin, Jana L.: B.A., Mississippi State University, 1987; M.A., Northeast Louisiana University, 1989; Ph.D., Florida State University, 1996. Associate Professor of Criminology. 1999, 2002.

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

Carroll, Kathy: B.S., Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1984; M.S., Texas Women’s University, 1991; Ph.D., University of Toledo, 1997. Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science. 2002, 2002.

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.

Coates, Keith: B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1983; M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1986; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1993. Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. 2005, 2011.

Collins, Carina: B.A., William Jewell College, 2009; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2015. Assistant Professor of Chemistry. 2017, 2017.

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 MissouriColumbia, 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. Assistant Professor of Sociology. 2010, 2012.

Dhou, Khaldoon: B.S., Jordan University of Science and Technology, 2004; M.S., University of Northern British Columbia, 2007; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2013. Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems. 2018, 2018.

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. Associate Professor of Psychology. 1991, 2016.

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. 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.

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.

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

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.

Koch, Christopher J.: B.Music, Eastman School of Music, 1993; M.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1996; D.M.A., University of Washington, 2003. Associate Professor of Music. 2005, 2011.

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. Assistant Professor of Political Science. Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. 2012, 2016.

Leventis, Panayiotis: B.Arch., University of Southern California, 1993; M.Arch., University of CaliforniaLos 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.

Mullins, Steve D.: B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1977; M.S., Oklahoma State University, 1980; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1983. Professor of Economics. 1982, 2010.

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.

Paddock, Elizabeth M.: B.A., Kansas State University, 1982; M.A., University of Kansas, 1986; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1991. Professor of Political Science. 1989, 2003.

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.

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. Associate Professor of Biology. 2001, 2007.

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.

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 ArkansasFayetteville, 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.

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. 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. Associate Professor of Philosophy. 1995, 2006.

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. 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.

Wang, Jin: B.A., Zhongshan University (China), 1982; M.A., Ohio University, 1984; Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1989. Professor of Economics. 2017, 2017.

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. Dean, College of Graduate Studies. 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.

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. 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