2022-2023 University Catalog 
    
    Dec 08, 2022  
2022-2023 University Catalog

Faculty and Administration



Board of Trustees

Vince Clark*
Chair of the Board
Kansas City, Missouri
 
Andrew Shoffner*
Vice Chair of the Board
Basehor, Kansas
N. Lynn Craghead*
Treasurer of the Board
Kansas City, Missouri
 
Sarah Moe*
Secretary of the Board
Gladstone, Missouri
Jeanette Prenger ‘09*
Immediate Past Chair of the Board
Weatherby Lake, Missouri
 
Ami E. Wisdom
Assistant Secretary
Parkville, Missouri
Jeffrey Anthony
Prairie Village, Kansas
 
Robert Bucker, D.M.A.
Parkville, Missouri
Terry Calaway, Ed.D.
Lenexa, Kansas
 
Mitzi Cardenas
Lenexa, Kansas
Mara Cohara, J.D.
Weatherby Lake, Missouri
 
Linda Coventon
Parkville, Missouri
Ann Hansbrough, J.D.
Parkville, Missouri
 
Gary Henry ‘89
Phoenix, Arizona

Scott Jackman
Weatherby Lake, Missouri

Timothy Pachasa, ‘18
Phoenix, Arizona

Andrew Romer, ‘07
Oak Grove, Missouri

Jose Rosa, Ph.D.
Urbana, Illinois

*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
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

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

Michael Beach
Vice President of Finance and Administration

Kena Wolf
Chief Enrollment Management 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

Camille Abdel-Jawad
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Library Instruction & Outreach
B.A. Emporia State University, 2018;
M.L.S. Emporia State University, 2020. (2020)

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)

Associate 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)

Assistant Professor 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)

Thomas Ayres, Ph.D.
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor in Psychology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences    
M.A., University of Tulsa, 2019;
Ph.D., University of Tulsa, 2022. (2022)

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)

Ashley Bloodgood
(Gilbert Daytime Campus Center)

Sport and Exercise Science
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S., California State University, Fullerton, 2018;
M.S., California State University, Fullerton, 2020. (2021)

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

Dianna Carmenaty, Ph.D.
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.S., Wayland Baptist University, 2005;
M.P.A., St. Mary’s University, 2007;
Ph.D., Our Lady of the Lake University, 2012. (2022)

Ho-Seop 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)

 

D

Amber Dailey-Hebert*
(Distance)

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)

Nikki DeSimone
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Social Work
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.A., Baker University, 2003;
M.B.A., Washburn University, 2005. (2020)

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)

Associates Professor of 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)

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)

Whitney Grube, Ph.D.
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Social Work
College of Education and Health Professions  
B.A., University of Kansas, 2009;

M.A., University of Kansas, 2012;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2020. (2022)

Dincer Guler
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Mathematics
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  
B.S., Middle East Technical University-Turkey, 1998;
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)

Aisha Hall
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Social Work
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S.W., Temple University, 1996;
M.S.W., Syracuse University, 1997;
Ed.D., Walden University, 2020. (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)

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, 2003;
M.A., Central Missouri State University, 2005;
Ph.D., Walden University. 2010. (2021)

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)

Amy Hersch
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Interior Design
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.F.A. Interior Design, Adrian College, 1995,
M.I.D., Interior Design, Savannah College of Design, 2011. (2022)

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)

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)

Andrea Kennedy
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Social Work
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S., Saint Louis University, 2006;
G.C., University of Southern California, 2015;
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2018. (2021)

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 Sport and Exercise Science
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)

Associate Professor of Fine 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)

Andrew Lutz
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Lecturer of Finance
College of Management 
B.S., Kansas State University, 1981;
M.B.A., Avila College, 1992. (2007)

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)

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, 2011. (2016).

Amy Mecklenburg-Faenger
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

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)
 

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 Fine Art
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)

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Jana Neiss*
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Associate Professor of Education
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)

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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)

Rebecca Personett, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Teaching Professor of Nursing
College of Education and Health Professions 
BSN, Kansas City Kansas Community College, 1988;
MSN, Kansas City Kansas Community College, 1989;
Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, 1995. (2022)

Jamie Pinney, M.S.W.
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Teaching Professor of Social Work
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S.W., University of Missouri- Columbia, 2010;
M.S.W, University of Missouri- Columbia, 2015. (2022)

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)

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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)

Courtney L. Rilinger, Ph.D.
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
B.A., University of Kansas, Lawrence, 2015:
M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2017:
Ph.D., University of Kanas, Lawrence, 2022. (2022)

Stephanie Roehm
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S.N., MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2001;
M.S.N., The University of Kansas Medical Center, 2009. (2021)

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)

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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)

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. (1990)

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)

Zachary Smith
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Visiting Associate Teaching Professor 
College of Management  
B.B.A., Univeristy of Missouri Kansas City, 2013;
B.S. Park University, 2018;
M.B.A. University of Missouri Kansas City, 2016;
M.S. Park University, 2020. (2022)

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
(Gilbert Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Sports and Exercise Science.
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)

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Danielle Theiss
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Library Science
Director of Library Services
B.S., Central Missouri State University, 2001;
M.A., University of Missouri, Columbia, 2005;
M.B.A., Rockhurst University, 2013;
A.B.D., University of Kansas, 2022. (2021)

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)

Associate 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)

Cassie Werle
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Education and Health Professions 
M.S.N., Research College of Nursing, 2011;
B.S.N., Missouri Western State University, 2005. (2022)

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;
M.S., Kansas State University, 2015. (2018)
Ph.D., Kansas State University, 2019. (2018)

Jennine Wilson, Ed.D.
(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):

Ed.D., Rockhurst University, 2022. (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 Information Systems and Business Analytics 
College of Management  
B.S., Kansas State University, 1998;
M.S., Friends University, 2003;
D.M., 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)

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Alivia Zubrod, Ph.D.
(Parkville Daytime Campus Center)

Assistant Professor of Psychology
College of Education and Health Professions 
B.S., Mount Mercy University, 2017;
M.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2017; 
Ph.D., University of Montana, 2022. (2022)

 

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

 Emeriti Name, Rank, Program, Emeriti Year

John Hamilton, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, 2022
Linda Seybert, Associate Professor, Education, 2021
Kathy Lofflin, Professor, Education, 2021
Walter Kisthardt, Professor, Social Work, 2020
Stephen Atkinson, Professor, English, 2020
Dennis Okerstrom, Professor, English, 2019
M. Virginia Brackett, Associate Professor, English, 2018
G. Ann Schultis, Associate Professor, Library Science, 2018
Donna Bachmann, Professor, Art, 2014
Carol Getty, Professor, Criminal Justice, 2011
Jeffry Glauner, Professor, English, 2005
K. Daley Walker, Professor, Mathematics, 2004
Jerzy Hauptmann, Professor, Political Science and Public Administration, 2004
Blanche E. Sosland, Professor, Education, 2001
Dorothy May, Professor, Biology, 2000
David V. Quemada, Professor, English, 1998
David Gunderson, Professor, Business Administration, 1998
Albert Dusing, Professor, Biology, 1998
William C. Pivonka, Professor, Chemistry, 1996
C. Merrill Proudfoot, Professor, Religion and Philosophy, 1994
Harold F. Smith, Director of Library, 1989
Vincent Campanella, Professor, Art, 1981
Kenneth Eggleston, Associate Professor, Library, 1981
John Patton, Professor, Philosophy and Religion, 1978
Edwin O’Brien, Professor, History/Registrar, 1978
C. Stanley Urban, Professor, History, 1978
John Hamilton, Professor, Biology, 1977
Jenkin David, Professor, Speech and Drama, 1975
Edythe Grant, Associate Professor, Sociology, 1972
Arnold Frizzle, Professor, Modern Languages, 1971
Woodbridge O. Johnson, Professor, Religion and Biblical Literature, 1966
Frances Janet Fishburn, Assistant Librarian, Library, 1964
Chalcea White, Associate Professor, Home Economics, 1963
Elsa Grueneberg, Associate Professor, German, 1962
George W. Grattan, Instructor, Printer and Instructor in Printing, 1959
Margaret Emily Lorimer, Professor, Home Economics, 1957
Elizabeth M. Campbell, Associate Professor, English Language and Literature, 1957
Ethel Emma Lyon, Professor, English Language and Literature, 1956
Homer Lee Williams, Professor, Sociology and Economics, 1954
Charles Leonard Griffith, Professor, Organ, Pianoforte and Theory, 1953
Walter Frederick Sanders, Professor, Modern Languages, 1951
David Mack Knight, Professor, Business Law and Accounting, 1950
Orwell Claude Radar, Professor, Violin and Orchestral Training, 1947
Mary Rebecca Harrison, Professor, Education, 1946
Roy Vernon Magers, Professor, History, 1944
Merlin Chamberlin Findlay, Professor, Natural and Applied Science, 1944
Harry George Parker, Professor, Chemistry, 1942
Matthew Hale Wilson, Professor, Psychology, 1941
William Arthur Cook, Professor, Philosophy, 1937
Frederick William Hawley, President Emeritus, 1937
Samuel Lanty McAfee, Professor, Biblical History, 1912