2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
    Dec 04, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog

Faculty and Administration


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Board of Trustees

Vince Clark*
Chair of the Board
Parkville, Missouri
 
Lt. Gen (Ret) Richard Keller*
Vice Chair of the Board
Parkville, Missouri
Dennis Fisher*
Treasurer of the Board
Kansas City, Missouri
 
Sarah Moe-Meyers*
Secretary of the Board
Parkville, Missouri
Jeanette Prenger ‘09*
Immediate Past Chair of the Board
Kansas City, Missouri
 
Ami E. Wisdom
Assistant Secretary
Parkville, Missouri
Jeffrey Anthony
Prairie Village, Missouri
 
Robert Bucker
Parkville, Missouri
Mitzi Cardenas
Kansas City, Missouri
 
Mara Cohara
Weatherby Lake, Missouri
Linda Coventon
Parkville, Missouri
 
Lynn Craghead
Kansas City, Missouri
W. Ann Hansbrough
Kansas City, Missouri
 
Gary Henry
Kansas City, Missorui
Anthony Melchiorri
Far Rockaway, New York
 
William L. Perry ‘67*
Dallas, Texas
Andrew Romer ‘07
Oak Grove, Missouri
 
Jose Rosa, Ph.D.
Ames, Iowa
Adelaida Severson, Ph.D.
Gilbert, Arizona
 
Andrew A. Shoffner
Leavenworth, Kansas
Cyprienne Simchowitz
Mission Hills, Missouri
 
Jacqueline Snyder, Ed.D.*
Parkville, Missouri
Troy Teage
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
Executive Administrative Assistant to Academic Affairs

Katie Ervin, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Strategic Alliances

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

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

Timothy Hanrahan, Ph.D.
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
Chief Financial Officer

Kena Wolf
Interim Chief Operating Officer

David N. Whittaker
Chief Information Officer

 

Full-Time Faculty

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

* Graduate Program Faculty

A

Mohamed Abualhaija*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)
Associate Professor of Accounting
College of Management  
B.S. University of Mosul, 1993;
M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2006;
D. B.A., Argosy University, 2012. (2017)

Alla Adams*
(Austin, TX)

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)

Azin Agah
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Lecturer in Chemistry
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences    
B.S., Purdue University, 1991;
M.B.A., Baker University, 2014;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1996 (2018)

B

Linda Bell*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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

Stephen Bell*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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

Karen Bleier
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Collection Management and Resource Sharing Librarian
B.A., B.S., Truman State University, 1990;
M.L.S., Emporia State University, 2003.(2017)

Monica Brannon
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Sociology
College of Education and Health Professions   
B.A., University of San Francisco, 2002;
M.A., The New School for Social Research, 2006;
Ph.D., The New School for Social Research, 2014 (2016)

Silvia Giovanardi-Byer
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Professor of Modern Languages
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  
Laurea in Foreign Languages and Literatures, Universita di Torino, Italy, 1990;
M.A., University of North Carolina, 1997,
Ph.D., University of North Carolina., 2008. (2004)

C

Ho-Soep Cha
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Geography
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., Korea University, 1999;
M.A., The Ohio State University, 2002;
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2008. (2018)

Samuel Chamberlin
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Mathematics
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S., Portland State University, 2002;
M.A.,University of California Los Angeles, 2005;
Ph.D., University of California Riverside, 2011. (2011)

Gina Chambers
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Education
College of Education and Health Professions  
B.A., University of Missouri, KC, 1979,
M.A.,University of Missouri, KC, 1987,
Ed.S., University of Missouri, KC, 1991,
Ph.D., University of Missouri, KC, 1997. (2012)

Donna Hwa Choi*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Professor of Education
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S., Ewha Womans University (South Korea), 1986;
M.A., Ewha Womans University (South Korea), 1989;
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2000. (2006)

John Cigas
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)
Professor of Computer Science
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S., Rockhurst College, 1982;
M.S., U. of CA, San Diego, 1983;
Ph.D., University of CA, San Diego,1988. (2007)

Gregory D. Claycomb
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)
Professor of Chemistry
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S., University of New Mexico, 1997;
Ph.D., Kansas State University, 2006. (2008)

Lora Cohn*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Communication
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  
B.S. in Education, Northeast Missouri State University, 1986;
M.A., University of Kansas, Lawrence, 1993;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, 2005. (2005)

Brian Cowley*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Professor of Psychology
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S., Utah State University, 1987;
M.S., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1989;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1998. (2003)

Julie Creek*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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. (2000)

Laurie N. DiPadova-Stocks*
(Gilbert Daytime Campus Center)

Professor of Public Affairs
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*
(Distance)

Associate Professor, Computer Information Management
College of Management  
B.S., Friends University, 1995;
M.S., Friends University, 2001;
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2007. (2016)

Jeff Ehrlich
(Distance)

Associate Professor, Healthcare Administration
College of Management 
B.S., Friends University, 1987;
M.B.A., Friends University, 1997;
Ed.D., College of Saint Mary, 2008. (2011)

F

Lacey Finley
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor in Management
College of Management 
B.A , Emporia State University, 2001;
M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2004;
M.S., Emporia State University, 2006;
Ph.D., Kansas State University, 2016. (2017)

Jessica Fitzgerald
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Education and Health Professions 
BSN, Midland Lutheran College, 2002;
MSN, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 2010;
DNP, University of Missouri, 2019. (2021) 

Toni-Rochelle Ford*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Marketing
College of Management 
B.S., Mississippi University for Women, 2007;
M.B.A., Mississippi State University, 2008. (2014);
Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2019. (2014)

G

Dmitry Gimon*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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)

Dincer Guler
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Mathematics
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S., Middle East Technical University-Turkey;
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2006. (2010)

H

Scott Hageman
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Geology/Geoscience
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S., University of Kansas, 1991;
M.S., University of Kansas, 1994. (1998)

John Hamilton*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
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. (2003)

Timothy Hanrahan
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Dean, College of Education and Health Professionals, Associate Professor of Education
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S., Truman State University
M.A., Central Missouri State University
Ph.D., Walden University. (2021)

Brandi Handley
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Lecturer in English
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  
B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2010;
M.F.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2014 (2018)

Cameron Harris
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Education and Health Professions 
AAS, State Fair Community College, 2010 ;
BSN, University of Central Missouri, 2012;
MSN, Grantham University, 2020. (2021)

Matthew Harris*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Political Science
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., Syracuse University, 2009;
M.A., Stony Brook University, 2012;
Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2015. (2016)

Merrick Shawn Henry
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Lecturer in Graphic Design
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., Kansas Wesleyan University, 2000;
M.A., Kansas State University, 2004. (2019)

Brian Hoffman
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Professor of Biology
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., Park College, 1986;
Ph.D., St. Louis University, 1996. (1995)

Kathleen Howe*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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., Middlebury College, 2000;
Ed.S. University of Georgia; 2014;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2012. (2017)

Wen-Jung Hsin
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Professor of Computer Science
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., National Taiwan University, 1983;
M.S., University of California, San Diego, 1985;
Ph.D.,University of Missouri-Kansas City,1995. (1995, 2004)

J

Clarine Jacobs*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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)

Kathy Jackson
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor in Nursing
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S.N., Marquette University, 1982;
M.S.N., University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1997.(2015)

Adrian James
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)
Associate Professor, Management
College of Management 
B.S., Northwest Missouri State University, 2003;
M.B.A., Northwest Missouri State University, 2004;
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2014. (2018)

Donna Jean
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Chemistry
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S., Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 1991;
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1999.(2007)

Tamera Jenkins, Ph.D.
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., Criminal Justice/Corrections, Park University, 2009;
M.A., Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Canada, 2012;
Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University, Australia, 2018.(2021)

Leslie Jensby
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Social Work
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S., Newman University, 2001
M.S.W., Newman University, 2003. (2017)

Andrew Johnson
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Professor of Psychology
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.A., Missouri Western State College, 1991;
M.S., Kansas State University, 1993;
Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1995. (1997)

K

Robert Kao*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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

Susan Keim
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Public Administration
College of Management  
B.A., University of Kansas, 1979;
M.P.A., University of Kansas, 1986;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2013. (2017)

Joseph Kendall-Morwick
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Systems
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S., Ohio State University, 2003;
M.S.., Indiana University Bloomington, 2007;
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 2012, (2020).

Stacey Kikendall
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of English
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A. , Illinois State University, 2003;
M.A., University of South Carolina, 2005,
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2012; (2013)

Jeffery Kimmons
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Biology
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., Drury University, 1998;
M.S., Missouri State University, 2003;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2012. (2014)

Brad Kleindl*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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

Gregg T. Krumme
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Lecturer in Biology
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., Missouri Western State University, 1992;
B.S., Missouri Western State University, 1995;
M.S., Missouri State University, 2001. (2019)

Rebecca Kudrna
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Director, Associate Professor of Fitness and Wellness
College of Education and Health Professions  
B.S., Truman State University, 2004;
M.S., Midwestern State University, 2006;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2014. (2019)

L

Kari Lamer
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Social Work
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S.W., University of Kansas, 1998;
M.S.W., University of Michigan, 1999. (2017)

Jolene Lampton*
(Austin Campus Center)

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

Andrea Lee
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Art
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.F.A, University of Kansas, 1993;
M.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1999;
Ph.D., University of Missouri, Kansas City, 2006. (2015)

Glenn Lester
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)
Assistant Professor of English
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., Hope College, 2005;
M.F.A., University of North Carolina, 2009. (2013)

Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Instructor /Accompanist of Music
International Center for Music  
B.M., Moscow State Conservatory, 2002;
M.M., Moscow State Conservatory, 2004. (2013)

Mark Long
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Lecturer in Computer Science 
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S., Central Missouri State University, 1980;
M.A.T., Webster University, 1999. (2016)

M

Jack Adam MacLennan*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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)

Summer Masters
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Chair, Associate Professor of Nursing
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S.N., Graceland University, 2007;
M.S.N., Research College of Nursing, 2009;
PostMaster Certificate, University of Massachusetts, 2014;
D.N.P., University of North Florida, 2017. (2019)

Eugene Matthews*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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. (2014)

Abhijit Mazumdar*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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, 2012;
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2018. (2018)

Steven McDonald
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Music
International Center for Music  
B.M., Boston University, 1981;
M.A, University of Kansas (2016).

Amy Mecklenburg-Faenger
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of English
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., Truman State University, 1997;
M.A., University of Missouri, 2001;
Ph.D. English. The Ohio State University, 2007. (2015)

Jay Memmott*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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

Nicholas Miceli*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Management/Human Resources
College of Management 
B.S., Central Missouri State University, 1979;
M.S., Ohio State University, 2012;
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1996. (2011)

Elaina Michalski
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Lecturer in Interior Design
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute, 2000;
M.F.A., University of Florida, 2004. (2019)

Steve Modrcin*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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

Greg Moore*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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

Joshua Mugg
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  
B.A., Religion and B.S. History, Missouri Baptist University, 2008;
M.A., Philosophy, York University, 2010;
Ph.D., Philosophy, York University, 2015. (2018)

N

Jana Neiss*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Professor of Communication Arts and Director of Graduate Programs
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.C.E., Ozark Bible College, 1985;
M.S., Pittsburgh State University, 1990;
Ed.D. University of Missouri; 2008. (2018)

J. Mark Noe*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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)

O

Roxanne O’Rourke-Sherrod
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Interior Design
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., Mount Mary University, 1999;.
M.S, Chatham University, 2011. (2018)

Burcin Ozcan
(Gilbert Campus Center)

Lecturer in Mathematics
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S., Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 2010;
M.S., University of Houston, 2012;
Ph.D., University of Houston, 2015. (2019)

P

James F. Pasley*
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)

Bin (Crystal) Peng
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Computer Science
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, 1998;
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2005. (2014)

Chelsea Platt
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Sociology
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.A., Texas Tech University,2008;
M.A., Texas Tech University, 2011;
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2016. (2017)

W. Gregory Plumb*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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)

Q

Samantha F. Quinn
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., Norbert College, 2008;
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2010;
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate School, 2018. (2019)

R

Tamara Radohl-Sigley*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Social Work
College of Education and Health Professions 
M.A., Washburn University, 1999;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2013. (2014)

Marion Ricono
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Lecturer in Management
College of Management 
B.S., University of Missouri-Rolla, 1970;
M.B.A, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1974. (2015)

Henry Roehrich*
(Grand Forks AFB Campus Center)

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

Karman Romero
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Education and Health Professions 
BSN, University of Utah, 2003;
Ph.D., University Kansas School of Nursing, 2020. (2021)

Brenda Royals
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Lecturer in Biology
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S., Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 1989;
M.S., Louisiana State University, 2004. (2010)

Patricia Ryberg
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Biology
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2003;
B.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2003;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2009. (2012)

S

Emily Sallee
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Professor of English
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., William Jewell College, 1999;
M.A., University of Kansas-Lawrence, 2001;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2008. (2005)

Ben Sayevich*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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)

Kristin Shaw
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Instructor in Communication
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
M.S.J, Northwestern University, 2007;
B.J., University of Missouri, 2006. (2015)

Brian Shawver
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning, Professor of English
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A. University of Kansas, 1996;
M.F.A., University of Iowa, 1999. (2010)

Debra Sheffer*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Professor of History
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S.E., Central Missouri State University, 1980;
M.A., Central Missouri State University, 1986. (1990)
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2008.

Alexander Silvius
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Physics
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S., Missouri University of Science & Technology, 2000;
M.S., Missouri University of Technology & Science, 2003;
Ph.D., Missouri University of Science & Technology, 2006. (2012)

Diane Simpson
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Education
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S.E., Kansas State University, 1998;
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1993;
Ed.S., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1994 (2018)

Charles Smith
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Mathematics
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., William Jewel College, 1981;
M.A., University of Kansas, 1983;
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2002. (1986)

Jeff Smith
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Graphic Design
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.F.A., Kansas State University, 1998;
M.F.A., Kansas State University, 2002. (2011)

Peter Soule*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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

Mike Swoboda
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Fitness and Wellness.
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S., Martin Methodist College, 2009;
M.S., Kent State University, 2011;
D.H.S.C, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, 2018. (2019)

T

Suzanne Tiemann
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)
Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Undergraduate Programs
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S., Texas A&M University, 1991;
M.Ed., University of Houston, 1998;
Ed.D., University of Houston, 2004. (2018)

Guillermo Tonsmann
(Austin Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Computer Science
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S., Universidad of Nacional de Ingenieria, 1984;
M.A., Potchefstroom University, 1993;
B.S. University of South Africa, 1995;
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2001. (2007)

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James Vanderleeuw*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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)

Daniel Veis
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Music
International Center for Music  
Prague Conservatory, 1972;
Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, 1974;
Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, 1979. (2010)

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Yongzhi Wang
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S.E., Xidian University, China, 2004;
M.S., Florida International University, 2013;
PhD., Florida International University, 2015 (2018)

Timothy Westcott
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of History
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., Avila College, 1988;
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1994;
Ph.D., The Union Institute, 2002. (1999)

Kristen Whiteley
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Accounting
College of Management 
B.S.; William Jewell College, 2001;
M.S., University of Missouri-Kansas City; 2005. (2020)

Jennifer Whitley
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Lecturer in Mathematics
College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., Black Hills State University 2015. (2018);
M.S., Kansas State University, 2015;
Ph.D., Kansas State University, 2019. (2018)

Jennine Wilson
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S.N., Mid America Nazarene University, 2010;
M.S.N., Mid America Nazarene, 2014. (2017)

Brant Winn
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Education & Director of Fieldwork
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S., Missouri State University, 1994;
M.S. University of Central Missouri, 1998;
Ph.D., Columbia International University, 2010. (2017)

Amy Wolf*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Education
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.A., University of Missouri, 1991;
M.A., University of Missouri, 1994;
Ph.D., University of Missouri—Kansas City, 2006. (2006)

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Stacy Yeager-Okosi*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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)

Steven Youngblood
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Communication
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S., University of Kansas, 1983;
M.A., Kansas State University, 1996. (1997)

 

Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Merlin Findlay
Chair of Science

J. Malcolm Good
Professorship and Endowed Chair of Mathematics

Mary Barlow
Professorship of English and Literature

Edward F. Lyle
Professor of Finance and Director of the Graduate Program in Business

 

Emeriti Faculty

Stephen Atkinson, Ph.D.
Donna Bachmann, M.F.A.
Gary Bachman, M.S.W.
M. Virginia Brackett, Ph.D.
Carol Getty, Ph.D.
Jeffry Glauner, Ph.D.
Walter Kisthardt, Ph.D.
Kathy Lofflin, Ph.D.
Dorothy May, Ph.D.
Dennis Okerstrom, Ph.D.
William Pivonka, Ph.D.
G. Ann Schultis, M.A.L.S. and M.A.
Linda Seybert, Ed.D.
Blanche Sosland, Ph.D.
Daley Walker, M.A.

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