2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 19, 2020  
2019-2020 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

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

Park University Administration

Senior Leadership

Greg R. Gunderson, Ph.D.
President

Micehlle E. Myers, Ed.D.
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 for Faculty and Academic Affairs

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

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

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.

B

Linda Bell, M.B.A.
Lecturer of Economics
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.
Associate Dean, School of Business, and Associate 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 Information Systems and Decision Science
College of Management 
B.S. Friends University, 1995;
M.S. Friends University, 2000;
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2007. (2016)

F

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

G

Dmitry Gimon, Ph.D.
Assistant 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

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

J

Clarine Jacobs
Lecturer, Industrial  Organizational Psychology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
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

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)

Walter E. Kisthardt, Ph.D.
Professor of Social Work
College of Education and Health Professions 
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
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) 

Nicolas A. Koudou, Ph.D.
Professor of Business Administration
College of Management 
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
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)

L

Jolene Lampton, Ph.D.
Associate 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)

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

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.

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)

Greg A. Moore, D.B.A.
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)

O

Debra Olson-Morrison, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Work
College of Education and Health Professions 
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)

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.
Assistant 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)

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

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-Okowski, 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

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
Josh Gusak, M.S.O.P 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

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 Resource Management
Jolene Lampton, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Management Accounting
Michael Jones, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Management Information Systems
Brad Kleindl, Ph.D. Area Coordinator, Marketing
Marion Ricono 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

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

Master of Music Performance

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

Master of Public Administration

James Vanderleeuw, Ph.D. Director and Area Coordinator, MPA Program 

Master of Science in Information Systems and Business Analytics

Dmitry Gimon, Ph.D. Director