2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Mar 21, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty and Administration



Board of Trustees

Scott D. McRuer*
Chair of the Board
Parkville, Missouri
 
Jeanette E. Prenger, ‘09*
Vice Chair of the Board
Parkville, Missouri
N. Lynn Craghead*
Treasurer of the Board
Kansas City, Missouri
 
Jacqueline Snyder, Ed.D.*
Secretary of the Board
Parkville, Missouri
Michael M. Collins, ‘04*
Immediate Past Chair of the Board
Kansas City, Missouri
 
Ami E. Wisdom
Assistant Secretary
Parkville, Missouri
Vince Clark
Kansas City, Missouri
 
James Cornelius
Kansas City, Missouri
Dennis D. Fisher, Ph.D.
Kansas City, Missouri
 
Kristopher S. Flint, ‘97
Kansas City, Missouri
W. Ann Hansbrough
Kansas City, Missouri
 
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Richard Keller
Leavenworth, Kansas
Anthony Melchiorri
Far Rockaway, New York
 
William L. Perry ‘67
Dallas, Texas
Rosemary Fry Plakas, ‘63
Alexandria, Virginia
 
Danny K. Sakata
Parkville, Missouri
Andrew A. Shoffner
Leavenworth, Kansas
 
Cyprienne Simchowitz
Mission Hills, Kansas
Troy Teague
Kansas City, Missouri
 
Eric J. Wade, ‘82, M.P.A., ‘85
Lenexa, Kansas
David A. Warm*
Kansas City, Missouri
 

 *Denotes Executive Committee Members

Honorary Trustees

John C. Brown
Past Chair of the Board
Kearney, Missouri

Charles A. Garney
Kansas City, Missouri

Virginia B. McCoy
Past Chair of the Board
Parkville, Missouri

L. Louise Morden
Lewiston, New York

Gerald R. Moss, J.D.
Decanso, California

 

Senior Leadership

Shane B. Smeed
Interim President

Laure A. Christensen
Chief of Staff

Michelle E. Myers, Ed.D.
Provost

Michelle Forrest
Executive Assistant to the Provost

Katie Werth
Administrative Assistant

Katie Ervin, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Operations

Emily D. Sallee, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs

Brian Shawver, M.F.A.
Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning

Geri Dickey, Ph.D. 
Interim Dean, College of Education and Health Professionals

Angela Dahlstrom
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Dean, CEHP

Kirby Brown, M.S.
Dean, College of Management

Kelli Clevenger
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Dean, COM

James F. Pasley, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Glenda Holder
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Dean, CLAS

Roger P. Dusing, Ph.D.
Chief Human Resources Officer

Greg Givens
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Shane B. Smeed
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

David N. Whittaker
Chief Information Officer

 

Faculty 

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A

Mohamed Abualhaija, D.B.A.
Associate Professor of Accounting
College of Management  
M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2006;
D.B.A., Argosy University, 2012. (2017)

Alla Adams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration
College of Management 
B.S., M.S.P.H., Kiev Institute of Medicine, 1991;
M.H.A., Houston Baptist University, 2000;
Ph.D., Healthcare Administration, Capella University, 2006;
C.H.F.P., Healthcare Financial Management Association, 2016. (2016)

B

Linda Bell, M.B.A.
Lecturer of Accounting
College of Management 
B.S., Fort Hays State University, 1979;
M.B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1984. (2013)

Stephen Bell, Ph.D., J.D.
Professor of Economics
College of Management 
B.A., Missouri University of Science and Technology, 1976;
M.A., University of Arkansas, 1977;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 1981;
J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1987. (2007)

C

Dong Hwa Choi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
College of Education and Health Professions  
B.S., Ewha Womans University, 1986;
M.A., Ewha Womans University, 1989;
Ph.D., University of Missouri/Kansas City, 2000. (2006)

Lora Cohn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication Arts
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  
B.S.Ed., Truman State University, 1982;
M.A., University of Kansas, 1995;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2005. (2005)

Brian Cowley, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  
B.S., Utah State University, 1987;
M.S., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1989;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1998. (2003)

Julia Creek, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of International Business
College of Management 
B.S., Park University, 2003;
M.B.A., University of Texas, 2005;
Ph.D., Northcentral University, 2015. (2012)

D

Amber Dailey-Hebert, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S., Texas A&M University, 1998;
M.S., Texas A&M University, 1999;
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2002. (2002)

Penelope DeJong, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing
College of Management 
B.S., Northwest Missouri State University, 1986;
M.B.A., Northwest Missouri State University, 1990;
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2002. (2010)

Geri Dickey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Social Work
College of Education and Health Professions  
B.S.W., Southern Illinois University, 1990;
M.S.W., University of Illinois, 1993;
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2009

Laurie N. DiPadova-Stocks, Ph.D.
Professor of Public Administration
College of Management 
B.S., Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia, 1967;
M.S., University of Utah, 1970;
Ph.D., University of Albany, State University of New York, 1995. (2004)

E

Donna Ehrlich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Information Management
College of Management 
B.S. Friends University, 1995;
M.S. Friends University, 2000;
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2007. (2016)

F

Toni-Rochelle Ford, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing
College of Management 
B.S., Mississippi University for Women, 2007;
M.B.A., Mississippi State University, 2008. (2013);
Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2018. (2014)

G

Dmitry Gimon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics
College of Management 
B.S., Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, 2001;
M.S., Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, 2003;
Ph.D., Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, 2007. (2017)

Stephen David Grover
Assistant Professor of English
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  
B.A., Brigham Young University, 2007
M.A., Ohio State University, 2009
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2017. (2019)

H

John R. Hamilton Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Administration
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., University of Kansas, 1975;
M.P.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1988;
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2004. (2006)

Matthew Harris, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  
B.A., Syracuse University, 2009;
M.A., Stony Brook University, 2015;
Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2015. (2016)

Kathleen Howe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.A., University of Kansas, 1990;
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2000;
M.A., Middleberry College, 2000;
Ed.S., University of Georgia, 2014;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2012. (2017)

J

Clarine Jacobs
Lecturer, Industrial  Organizational Psychology
College of Management  
B.A., Fort Hays State University, 2000
B.S., University of Saint Mary, 2014
M.S., Fort Hays State University, 2002
Ph.D., North Central University, 2016. (2019)

K

Robert Kao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance
College of Management 
B.S., National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan, 1977;
M.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1980;
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1985. (2008)

Brad A. Kleindl, Ph.D. 
Professor of Marketing
College of Management 
B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1981;
M.B.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1982;
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1996 (2011) 

Ilan Kwon, Ph.D
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)
Assistant Professor of Social Work.
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.A., Sungkyunkwan University, 1998;
M.A., Sungkyunkwan University, 2001;
M.S.W., University of Michigan, 2012; 
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2018. (2020)
 
L

Jolene Lampton, Ph.D.
Professor Management/Accounting
College of Management 
B.S.E., Truman State University, 1974;
M.B.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1994;
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2002 (2003)

M

Jack MacLennan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., St. Thomas University, 2009;
M.A., University of Windsor, 2011;
M.P.P., University of Michigan-Dearborn, 2011;
Ph.D., Carleton University, 2017 (2017)

Eugene Matthews, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S., University of Lucknow, India, 2000;
M.S., University of Lucknow, India, 2002;
M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2012;
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2013

Abhijit Mazumdar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S., Upper Iowa University, 1999;
M.A., Webster University, 2005;
Ph.D., Capella University, 2013.

Jay Memmott, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Social Work
College of Education and Health Professions: School of Behavioral and Health Sciences  
B.A., University of Utah, 1974;
M.S.W., University of Kansas, 1997;
Ph.D., Universit of Kansas, 1984. (2020)

Nicolas Miceli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Human Resources and Healthcare Management
College of Management 
B.S.B.A., Central Missouri State University, School of Business and Economics;
M.S., Ohio State University, College of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 2012;
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, College of Business Administration, Division of Management, 1996. (2011)

Steve Modrcin, M.A.
Lecturer, Management and Logistics
College of Management 
B.S.B.A., Rockhurst University, 1977;
M.A., University of Phoenix, 2005. (2018)

Greg A. Moore, D.B.A.
Associate Dean Graduate Programs, Edward F. Lyle Chair in Finance
Assistant Professor of Finance
College of Management 
B.S., Colorado State University, 1992;
M.B.A., University of Kansas, 2010;
D.B.A., Walden University, 2014. (2017)

N

J. Mark Noe, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication Arts
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1978;
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1980;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1996. (1985)

P

James F. Pasley, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Professor of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., Southwestern University (TX), 1993;
M.S., Missouri State University, 1994;
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1999. (2006)

Linda Passamaneck, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership and Adult Learning
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S., Colorado State University, 1994;
M.Ed., Colorado State University, 1996;
Ph.D., Capella University, 2016. (2016)

Gregory W. Plumb, J.D.
Professor of Criminal Justice
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1973;
J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1975. (1990)

R

Tamara Radohl-Sigley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Social Work; Clinical Instructor
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S.W., University of Kansas, 1998;
M.S.W., Washburn University, 1999;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2013. (2013)

Henry Roehrich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management/Marketing
College of Management 
B.S., Wayne State College, 1979;
M.S.A., Central Michigan University, 1996;
Ph.D., University of North Dakota, 2003. (2010)

S

Ben Sayevich
Professor of Music
International Center for Music  
Churlonis School of Performing Arts, 1971;
Tel Ma-Yelin School of Arts, 1977;
New England Conservatory of Music, 1985;
Artist Diploma, New England Conservatory of Music, 1987. (2006)

Debra J. Sheffer, Ph.D.
Professor of History
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S.E., University of Central Missouri, 1980;
M.A., University of Central Missouri, 1986;
Ph.D., University of Kansas; 2009. (1990)

Peter E. Soule, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
College of Management 
B.S., Park University, 1972;
M.A.P.A., University of Oklahoma, 1975;
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1988. (1991)

V

James M. Vanderleeuw, Ph.D.
Professor of Public Administration
College of Management  
B.A., Ramapo College, 1976;
M.A., University of Nevada-Reno, 1980;
Ph.D., University of New Orleans, 1988. (2016)

W

Amy Wolf, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S., University of Missouri, 1991;
M.A., University of Missouri, 1994;
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2006. (2006)

Y

Stacy Yeager-Okoski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Graduate ISBA
College of Management 
B.S., Kansas State University, 1998; 
M.S., Friends University, 2003; 
D.B.A, University of Phoenix, 2010. (2019)

 

Graduate Studies Staff and Program Directors

Joslyn Creighton, M.P.A. Director of Graduate Student Success
Lisa Turner-Hernandez, M.B.A. Director of Admissions, Virtual and Graduate
Catherine Geehan, M.A. Graduate Admissions Representative
Stefanie Obrist, M.A. Graduate Admissions Representative
Brandee Howard, M.P.A. Graduate Student Success Coach
Katie Slaughter, M.H.A. Graduate Student Success Coach

College of Management Graduate Programs Operations

Jackie Campbell, M.H.L. Director of Graduate Academic Operations
Rose Hochstatter Graduate Operations Coordinator

Master of Business Administration

Stacy Yeager-Okosi, Ph.D. Director
Greg Moore, D.B.A. Area Coordinator, Finance
Charlene Dunfee, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, General
Stacy Yeager-Okosi, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Human Resource Management
Jolene Lampton, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Management Accounting and Public Accounting
Michael Jones, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Management Information Systems
Brad Kleindl, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Marketing
Marion Ricono Area Coordinator, Project Management
Gregory McLaughlin, D.B.A. Area Coordinator, Quality and Innovation Management

Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership

Mark Noe, Ph.D. Director

Master of Social Work

Gerri Dickey, Ph.D. Director

Master of Education

Gina Chambers, Ph.D. Director and Area Coordinator, Educational Leadership
Kathleen Howe, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Language and Literacy
Linda Passamaneck, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Leading Adult and Organizational Learning
Linda Passamanek, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Educational Technology

Master of Healthcare Administration

Alla Adams, Ph.D. Director
Alexandro Beato Area Coordinator, Healthcare Administration

Master of Music Performance

Lisa Hickock Director, International Center for Music

Master of Public Administration

James Vanderleeuw, Ph.D. Chair, Hauptman School of Public Affairs and Area Coordinator, Master of Public Administration

Master of Science in Information Systems and Business Analytics

Dmitry Gimon, Ph.D. Director