2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty and Administration


 

Faculty 2018-2019

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

Alla Adams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration — 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.

Linda Bell, M.B.A.
Lecturer of Economics — 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 — 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)

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

Eric Click, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Public Administration — B.A., Lindenwood University, 2002; M.B.A., Lindenwood University, 2003; M.A., Lindenwood University, 2004; Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 2009. (2011)

Lora Cohn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication Arts — 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 — 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 — B.S., Park University, 2003; M.B.A., University of Texas, 2005; Ph.D., Northcentral University, 2015. (2012)

Shannon Cuff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education — B.A., Drury University, 2000; M.Ed. Drury University, 2004; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010. (2010)

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

Penelope DeJong, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Business, and Associate Professor of Marketing — 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.
Assistant Professor of Social Work - 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 — 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)

Donna Ehrlich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (Visiting) of Information Systems and Decision Science — B.S. Friends University, 1995; M.S. Friends University, 2000; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2007. (2016)

Jeff Ehrlich, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Healthcare Administration — B.A., Friends University, 1987; M.B.A., Friends University, 1997; Ed.D., College of St. Mary, 2008. (2011)

Michael T. Eskey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice — B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1975; M.S., M.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1977; Ph.D., Florida State University, 1982; M.S., Joint Military Intelligence College, 1994. (2005)

Judith Simons Estes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education — B.S., Northwest Missouri State University, 1969; M.S., University of Kansas, 1976; M.S., Avila University, 1987; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2009. (2007)

Toni-Rochelle Ford, M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Marketing — B.S., Mississippi University for Women, 2007; M.B.A., Mississippi State University, 2008. (2013)

Dmitry Gimon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics — 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)

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

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

Walter E. Kisthardt, Ph.D.
Professor of Social Work — B.A., Elizabethtown College, 1975; M.S.W., University of Hawaii, 1983; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1997. (2005)

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

Nicolas A. Koudou, Ph.D.
Professor of Business Administration — B.A., University of Indianapolis, 1987; M.B.A., Butler University, 1989; Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1998. (1998)

Roger T. Kugler, D.M.A.
Director, International Center for Music; B.M.E., Wichita State University, 1967; M.M., Wichita State University, 1971; D.M.A., University of Oregon, 1975. (2015)

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

Kathy (Ehrig) Lofflin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education — B.A., Ottawa University, 1977; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1984; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1992. (1988)

Eugene Matthews, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice — B.S., Upper Iowa University, 1999; M.A., Webster University, 2005; Ph.D., Capella University, 2013.

Nicolas Miceli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Human Resources and Healthcare 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)

Greg A. Moore, D.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Finance — B.S., Colorado State University, 1992; M.B.A., University of Kansas, 2010; D.B.A., Walden University, 2014. (2017)

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

Dennis R. Okerstrom, Ph.D.
Professor of English — B.A., Park University, 1974; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1979; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2003. (1988)

Debra Olson-Morrison, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Work — B.M.M.T., University of Evansville, 1998; M.S.W., University of Utah College of Social Work, 2001; Ph.D., University of Utah College of Social Work, 2009. (2015)

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

Gregory W. Plumb, J.D.
Professor of Criminal Justice — B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1973; J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1975. (1990)

Tamara Radohl-Sigley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Work; Clinical Instructor — 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 — B.S., Wayne State College, 1979; M.S.A., Central Michigan University, 1996; Ph.D., University of North Dakota, 2003. (2010)

Ben Sayevich
Professor of 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)

Linda Seybert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Special Education — B.A., Rockhurst University, 1976; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1979; M.A.Sp.Ed., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1992; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1998. (2003)

Marsha Shapiro, M.S.A.
Lecturer, Accounting — B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1981; M.S.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1981. (2010)

Brian Shawver, M.F.A.
Professor of English; B.A., University of Kansas, 1996; M.F.A., University of Iowa, 1999. (2010)

Debra J. Sheffer, Ph.D.
Professor of History — 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 — B.S., Park University, 1972; M.A.P.A., University of Oklahoma, 1975; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1988. (1991)

Salman Tahsin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance — B.A., University of Louisiana, 2009; M.B.A., University of Louisiana, 2010; Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2017, (2017)

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

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

Park University Administration

Senior Leadership

Greg R. Gunderson, Ph.D.
President

Michell E. Myers, Ed.D.
Interim Provost

Laure A. Christensen
Chief of Staff

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

Brian Bode, M.B.A.
Chief Financial Officer

Emily Sallee, Ph.D.
Associate Provost

Shane B. Smeed
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

David N. Whittaker
Chief Information Officer

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

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

Ami E. Wisdom
Assistant Secretary
Parkville, Missouri

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

*Denotes Executive Committee Members 

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
Catherine Geehan, M.A. Graduate Admissions Representative
Stefanie Obrist, M.A. Graduate Admissions Representative
Brandee Howard, M.P.A. Graduate Student Success Coach
Tiffany Benson, M.H.A. Graduate Student Success Coach

Master of Business Administration

Jackie Campbell M.H.L. Director
Greg Moore, D.B.A. Area Coordinator, Finance
Charlene Dunfee, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, General
Nicolas Koudou, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Global Business
James Lane, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Human Resources
Jolene Lampton, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Management Accounting
Marion Ricono, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Project Management
Linda Bell, M.B.A. Area Coordinator, Public Accounting
Gregory McLaughlin, D.B.A. Area Coordinator, Quality and Innovation Management
Rose Hochstatter Assistant Director of Operations, Graduate Programs
Cassie Jones, M.B.A. Program Manager, School of Business Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership

Mark Noe, Ph.D. Director

Master of Social Work

Debra Olson-Morrison, MSW, Ph.D. Director

Master of Education

Gina Chambers, Ph.D. Director and Area Coordinator, Educational Leadership
Shannon Cuff, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Language and Literacy
Linda Passamaneck, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Leading Adult and Organizational Learning
Alicia Dean, M.A. Area Coordinator, Educational Technology

Master of Healthcare Administration

Alla Adams, Ph.D. Director
Harold Griffin, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Healthcare Administration

Master of Music Performance

Roger Kugler, D.M.A. Director, International Center for Music

Master of Public Administration

James Vanderleeuw, Ph.D. Director, MPA Program 
James Vanderleeuw, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Disaster and Emergency Management
James Vanderleeuw, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Global Governance
James Vanderleeuw, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Public Management
James Vanderleeuw, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Nonprofit and Community Services Management
Betty Deck Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean, Hauptmann School of Public Affairs