Missouri Baptist University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 28, 2020  
Missouri Baptist University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Administration and Faculty 2020-2021



Administrative Council 2020-2021

Keith Ross,* B.A., M.A., Ed.D.
President

Andy Chambers,* B.S., M.Div., Ph.D.
Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Kenneth Revenaugh,* B.S., M.B.A.
Senior Vice President for Business Affairs

Bryce Chapman,* B.A., M.A.
Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing, and University Communications

Benjamin Lion,* B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Development

Melanie Bishop,* B.S., M.A., Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Graduate Affairs
Associate Professor of Education

Amber Henry,* B.S.E., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Extended Learning
Professor of Education

Ashlee Johnson,* M.A.
Associate Vice President for University Advancement

Thomas M. Smith,* B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics
Professor of Education & Health and Sport Sciences

Lydia Thebeau,* B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Accreditation
Professor of Biology

Thea Abraham, B.A., M.S.E., M.A.
Director of Records
Instructor of English

Terri Adams, B.A.
Director of Calendaring and Special Events

Heather Brase, B.M.
Director of Campus Management Systems/Data Management and Institutional Reporting Specialist

Zach Greenlee, B.S., M.A.
Director of Student Financial Services

Kim Grey, B.A., M.S.E.
Associate Dean of Students

Stephen J. Heidke, B.S.
Director of Public Safety and Transportation

Anthony Hough, B.S., M.P.M.
Director of Campus Operations

Aaron Lumpkin, B.A., M.Div.
Campus Minister
Director of Faith & Service

Janet Mayfield, B.S., M.B.A.
Assistant to the President/Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Jerry McKittrick, B.A., M.Div.
Director of Information Technology

Brittany Sansagraw, B.S., M.S.W.
Director of Graduate Admissions

Pam Savage, B.S., C.P.A.
Controller

Cynthia Sutton, B.A., M.B.A.
Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions

*President’s Cabinet

Administrative Officers and Staff 2020-2021

President’s Office:

Keith Ross, President
Janet Mayfield, Assistant to the President/Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Academic Affairs:

Andy Chambers, Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dorie Dickinson, Administrative Assistant to the Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Genise Collum, Provost Office Document Coordinator
Thea Abraham, Director of Records
Melanie Bishop, Associate Vice President for Graduate Affairs; Associate Professor of Education
Arthur Harmon, Administrative Assistant/Graduate Advisor
Heather Goodin, Coordinator of Doctoral Student Services
Brittany Sansagraw, Director of Graduate Admissions
Natalie Taylor, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Molly Munoz, Office Coordinator, Graduate Admissions
Barbara Reese, Graduate Advisor/Retention Specialist
Charlene Slates, Graduate Advisor/Retention Specialist
Grace Green, Graduate Advisor/Retention Specialist
Amber Henry,  Associate Vice President for Extended Learning; Professor of Education
Jim Chellew, Site Coordinator, Arnold Regional Learning Center; Assistant Professor of Education
Taylor Bell, Office Manager and Academic Advisor, Arnold Regional Learning Center
Vonda Davis, Office Assistant, Arnold Regional Learning Center
Megan Wilson, Director for Farmington and Hillsboro Regional Learning Centers
Nicole Canania, Administrative Assistant for Farmington Regional Learning Center
Ricki Roth, Office Manager and Academic Advisor, Jefferson College/Hillsboro Regional Learning Center
Janice Chapman, Undergraduate Online Enrollment Counselor, Adult and Online Program
Sherry Kull, Director of Online Education
Cookie Banderman, Office Manager, Franklin County Regional Learning Center
A. Lynne Rinne, Academic Advisor, Franklin County Regional Learning Center
Jerry Raines, Director of Troy/Wentzville Regional Learning Center; Instructor of School of Education
Edie Beamer, Office Manager/Advisor for the Troy/Wentzville Regional Learning Center
Donna Krone, Office Assistant for the Troy/Wentzville Regional Learning Center
Loftin Woodiel, Dean, Lewis & Clark Regional Learning Center; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Corporate Security Leadership
Chris Corby, Office Manager for the Lewis and Clark Regional Learning Center
Julia Schroeder, Dean of the Southern Illinois Regional Learning Centers; Professor of Education and Natural Sciences
Marsha Grob, Part-Time Administrative Assistant for Rend Lake Regional Learning Center
Lydia Thebeau, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Accreditation; Professor of Biology
Karen Kannenberg, Dean of School of Business; Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Administration
Tammy Cox, Dean, School of Education; Assistant Professor of Education
Clint Limoges, Director of Counselor Education; Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Kathleen C. Wendt, Director of Teacher Certification Advising
Kendra Ray, Administrative Coordinator for Teacher Education
Angela McGowan, Teacher Certification Coordinator
Amanda Kehoe, Budget Coordinator for the School of Education
Larry Smith, Chair, Division of Fine Arts; Professor of Music; Director, MBU Honors
Sarah Dickey, Fine Arts Administrative Assistant
Jordan Cox, Director of Choral Activities; Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Music Education
Shane Williams, Director of Bands; Associate Professor of Music
P. Gregory Comfort, Chair, Division of Health and Sports Science; Professor of Health and Sports Science
Maddison Botfield, Administrative Assistant to the Division Chair of Health and Sports Science; Graduate Admissions Online Enrollment Counselor
John Han, Professor of English and Creative Writing; Chair, Humanities Division; Editor, Intégrité: A Faith and Learning Journal; Editor, Cantos
Matthew Easter, Director of Christian Studies; Professor of Bible
Mary Vedamuthu, Acting Chair, Division of Natural Sciences
Janelle Moore, Lab Manager for the Natural Sciences Division
Janet K. Puls, Chair, Division of Social and Behavioral Science; Professor of Psychology and Human Services
James Kellogg, Coordinator for Criminal Justice Program; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Nikki Johnson, Director of Master of Social Work; Associate Professor of Social Work
Judy Ellison, Director of Field Education; Instructor of Social Work
Amber Pyatt, Dean, School of Nursing; Associate Professor of Nursing
Heather Brase, Director of Campus Management Systems/Data Management and Institutional Reporting Specialist
Kim Cochran, Director of MBU Early College Partnerships; Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Alan Blize, Assistant Director of MBU Early College Partnerships
Colleen Inman, Director of MBU Early College Partnerships Student Services

Library Services:

Zana Sueme, Acting Director of Library Services
Ling Thumin, M.L.S., M.B.A., Circulation Librarian
Linda Webb, Circulation Manager

Records Office:

Thea Abraham, Director of Records; Instructor of English
Kathie Pitts, Associate Director of Records; VA Certifying Official
Kasia Allen, Transfer and Articulation Coordinator
Kathy Hammers, Transfer and Articulation Coordinator
Ashley Hill, Graduate Transcript Evaluator and Records Graduation Assistant
Melissa Cornwell, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Records
Kameron Moore, Records Assistant 

Information Technology:

Jerry McKittrick, Director of Information Technology

Student Development:

Benjamin Lion, Vice President for Student Development
Krista Huse, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Student Development
Kimberly Grey, Associate Dean of Students
Taira Schertz, Director of Student Life
Victoria Wood, Assistant Director of Residence Life
Ethan Metzler, Residence Director & Coordinator of Student Life
Meredith Linn, Graduate Assitant Resident Director & Coordinator of Student Life
Josiah Mitchell, Resident Life Coordinator
Lara Kime, Director of Orientation, Growth & Purpose
Aaron Lumpkin, Campus Minister; Director of Faith and Service
Lauren Repp, Director of International Experiences
Bob Kilzer, Director of Study Abroad Programs
Amy Williams, Processing and Program Assistant for the Department of International Student Services
Amy Goodberlet, Associate Dean of Students, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Jeannette Musgrave, Director of Student Success, Academic Advising & Retention
Carla Jones, Assistant Director of Academic Advising & Student Success Advisor
Marie Tudor, Assistant Director of Assessment, Data, and Project Coordinator & Student Success Advisor Coordinator for World Citizen
David Bailey, Director of Counseling Services
Alonzo Medcalf, Coordinator of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
Stephen Heidke, Director of Public Safety and Transportation
Joseph Edwards, Deputy Director of Public Safety/Transportation
Melinda Conners, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Public Safety

Athletics:

Thomas M. Smith, Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics; Professor of Education & Health and Sports Science
Eddie Uschold, Associate Director of Athletics; Head Baseball Coach; Instructor of Health and Sports Science
Iris Dixon, Associate Director of Athletics; Senior Women Administrator; Instructor of Health and Sports Sciencs
Andy Joly, Associate Athletic Director over Planning and Facilities; Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach
Chelsea Beney, Assistant to the Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics 
Max Ruhl, Director of Fitness & Recreation; Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach
Nick Sailer, Manager of Athletic Operations
Andrea Robb, Director of Spirit Programs & Community Engagement
Adam Samson, Associate Athletic Director over Athletic Communications
Sam Dean, Assistant Director of Athletics Communications
Kevin Schaefer, Assistant Director of Sports Information 
Meredith Dill, Head Athletic Trainer
Drake Ott, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Drew Potter, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Austin Wagner, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Jacob Alvernia, Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Jason Burianek, Head Football Coach
Jeffrey Hamm, Head Coach of eSports
Brennan Cape, Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach
Preston Ingram, Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Samuel Pearson, Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Justin Hoagland, Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach
Brian Jackson, Head Men’s and Women’s Wrestling Coach; Instructor of Business Administration
Deno Merrick, Head Women’s Soccer Coach; Part-Time Instructor of Health and Sports Science
Chris Nichols, Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
Tom Young, Men’s Volleyball Coach
Mark Sissom, Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach
Donald Griffin, Head Men’s and Women’s Bowling Coach
Krista Tyson, Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
Kenneth Messer-Brooks, Head Softball Coach

Business Affairs:

Ken Revenaugh, Senior Vice President for Business Affairs
Pamela Savage, CPA, Controller
Eric Schertz, Senior Accountant
April Crahen, Staff Accountant
Mary Ann Dare, Payroll/Benefits Assistant
Laurie A. Wallace, Payroll/Benefits Administrator
Auburn Ard, Student Accounts Financial Counselor
Eliana Steele, Accounts Payable Clerk
Anthony Hough, Director of Campus Operations
Teresa Milton, Director of Housekeeping
Mike Krone, Director of Grounds
John Shaw, Director of Maintenance
Clayce Fletcher, Manager of The Perk
Cynthia Morgan, Bookstore Manager

University Advancement:

Bryce Chapman, Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing, and University Communications
Ashlee Johnson, Associate Vice President for University Advancement
Mary Enloe, Advancement Services Coordinator
Abby Kassebaum, Director of Alumni Engagement
Sarah Gibbs, Director of Career Development
Coral Christopher, Director of Digital Communications & Content Strategy
Jenny Sinamon, Art Director
Erin Roach, Digital Content Specialist
Sebastian Munoz Castellanos, Enrollment Marketing Specialist
Terri Adams, Director of Calendaring and Special Events
Steve O’Neal, Media & Production Coordinator for Special Events

Admissions:

Cynthia Sutton, Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Haley Eaton, Campus Visit Coordinator
Alec Blackford, Freshman Admissions Counselor
Colten Hernandez, Freshman Admissions Counselor
Lauren Krebs, Freshman Admissions Counselor
Mary Kate Walton, Freshman Admissions Counselor
Jacob Higginbotham, Admissions Processing Specialist
Makiya Thompson, Transfer Admissions Counselor
Zachary Vaeth, Senior Transfer Admissions Recruiter
Laura Copeland, University Receptionist 

Financial Services:

Zach Greenlee, Director of Student Financial Services
Elizabeth Poeling, Associate Director of Student Financial Services/Students
Pamela Hiebert, Associate Director of Financial Services
Destiny Shocklee, Financial Services Counselor for New Students 
Michael Meyer, Financial Services Counselor 
Nicholas Sinamon, Financial Services Counselor
Eric Bliggenstorfer, Financial Services Administrator
Briana Doerr, Part-Time Financial Services Counselor
Donna Parke, Student Accounts Assistant

Full-Time Faculty 2020-2021

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DAVID WAYNE BAILEY 2002
Director of Counseling Services  
Professor of Psychology  
B.S., Evangel College, 1977  
M.A., Biola University, 1980  
Psy.D., Biola University, 1983  
   
MATTHEW R. BARDOWELL 2016
Assistant Professor of English  
B.A., Florida International University, 2004  
M.A., Florida Atlantic University, 2007  
Ph..D., Saint Louis University, 2016  
   
KATHLEEN BAUER 2011
Assistant Professor of Education  
B.S., Missouri Baptist University, 1991  
B.S., Missouri Baptist University, 1995  
M.S., Missouri Baptist University, 2002  
Ed.D., Maryville University, 2019  
   
ASHLEY BELL 2018
Assistant Professor of Nursing  
B.S.N., Cedarville University, 2008  
M.S.N., University of Missouri-Saint Louis, 2013  
   
CATHY BENTON 1986
Professor of Music  
A.A., Jefferson College, 1973  
B.M.E., Murray State University, 1975  
M.M., Webster University, 1983  
D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2002  
   
KEITH BEUTLER 2000
Professor of History  
B.A., Liberty University, 1991  
M.Ed., Union University, 1997  
M.A., University of Tennessee, 1999  
Ph.D., Washington University, 2005  
   
MELANIE BISHOP 2013
Associate Vice President for Graduate Affairs  
Associate Professor of Education  
B.S., Southwest Baptist University, 1994  
M.A., Lindenwood University, 1998  
Ed.D., Lindenwood University, 2010  
     
HOLLY BRAND 2000  
Professor of Psychology    
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University, 1994    
M.S., Saint Louis University, 1999    
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2002    
     
SHERI BRANDT 2012  
Associate Professor of Education    
A.A., St. Charles Community College, 1991    
B.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1997    
B.S., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1998    
M.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2000    
Ed.S., Missouri Baptist Univerity, 2012    
Ed.D., Missouri Baptist University, 2014    
     
JANE BROWN 2013  
Director of PK-12 Educational Leadership Program    
Assistant Professor of Education    
B.S., Southwest Baptist University, 1985    
M.S., Missouri State University, 1990    
Ed.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999    
Ed.D., Missouri Baptist University, 2012    
     
JAMES CHELLEW 2005  
Site Coordinator, Arnold Regional Learning Center    
Assistant Professor of Education    
B.A., Central Methodist College, 1972    
M.A., Truman State University, 1978    
Additional Studies: University of Missouri-St. Louis    
     
KIM COCHRAN 1999  
Director of MBU Early College Partnerships    
Assistant Professor of Mathematics    
B.S., University of Missouri-Rolla, 1987    
M.B.A., Webster University, 1996    
     
DAVID COLLUM 2012  
Assessment and Accreditation Data Coordinator for OIER    
Data Assessment Coordinator for Social Work    
Associate Professor of Education    
A.A., Holmes Junior College, 1975    
B.S., Delta State University, 1976    
M.S., Mississippi State University, 1979    
Ed.S., Missouri Baptist University, 2012    
Ed.D., Missouri Baptist Univerity, 2015    
   
JANET L. COMFORT 2004
Instructor of Health and Sports Science  
B.S., Liberty University, 1992  
M.A.C., Lynchburg College in Virginia, 1998  
M.Ed., Wichita State University, 2002  
   
PAUL GREGORY COMFORT 2003
Chair, Health and Sports Science Division  
Professor of Health and Sports Science  
B.S.E., University of Arkansas, 1979  
M.Ed., University of Arkansas, 1986  
Ed.D., University of Arkansas, 1992  
   
JUSTIN COOK, L.P.C. 2018
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education  
B.S., Missouri State University, 2008  
M.S., Missouri State University, 2015  
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2018  
   
JORDAN COX 2015
Director of Choral Activities  
Director of Music Education  
Assistant Professor of Music  
B.M.E, Missouri Baptist University, 2010  
M.A.R., Liberty University, 2012  
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2019  
   
KASEY COX 2012
Assistant Professor of Theatre  
Director of Theatre & Dance  
B.M., Missouri Baptist University, 2010  
M.A., Fontbonne University, 2014  
   
TAMMY S. COX 2006
Dean of School of Education  
Assistant Professor of Education  
B.S.Ed., Southwest Baptist University, 1981  
M.A., Oral Roberts University, 2003  
Ed.D., Missouri Baptist University, 2018  
   
GUY DANHOFF 2008
Assistant Professor of Health and Sports Science  
A.A., William Rainey Harper College, 1987  
B.S., Western Illinois University, 1990  
M.S., Western Illinois University, 1992  
   
LEKESHA DAVIS  
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education 2018
B.S., Drake University, 2000  
M.E., Delta State University, 2006  
Ph.D., Walden University, 2018  
   
TIMOTHY DELICATH 2012
Director, Office for Institutional Effectiveness and Research  
Professor of Educational Research  
B.S., Bradley University, 1980  
M.B.A., Lindenwood University, 1987urt  
Ph.D., St. Louis University, 1998  
   
MARK DUERR 2017
Assistant Professor of Biology  
B.A., Concordia University Wisconsin, 2010  
Ph.D., Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 2016  
   
REBECCA DUKE  
Assistant Professor of English 2019
B.A., Bob Jones University, 2012  
M.A., Bob Jones University, 2013  
   
MATTHEW C. EASTER 2012
Director of Christian Studies  
Professor of Bible  
B.A., Southwest Baptist University, 2005  
M.Div., Duke University, 2008  
Ph.D., University of Otago, 2012  
   
LADD FASZOLD 1987
Professor of Music  
B.M.E., Southeast Missouri State University, 1974  
M.C.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976  
D.M.A., University of Memphis, 1993  
   
JOHN HAN 1999
Chair, Humanities Division  
Professor of English and Creative Writing  
Editor of Intégrité: A Faith and Learning Journal  
Editor of Cantos: A Literary and Arts Journal  
B.A., Kookmin University, 1979  
M.Ed., Yonsei University, 1986  
M.A., Kansas State University, 1991  
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1998  
Writing Certificate in English, Missouri Baptist University, 2007  
   
AMY HARRISON 2016
Director of Doctor and Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership  
Assistant Professor of Higher Education Leadership  
A.A., Jefferson College, 2006  
B.A., Lee University, 2009  
M.A.T., Lee University, 2011  
M.A., Southeast Missouri State University, 2012  
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2016  
   
JOE DONALD HEATH 2015
Special Lecturer in Corporate Security Leadership and Criminal Justice  
A.A., Jacksonville College, 1977  
B.A.S., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1979  
M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1983  
Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University, 2011  
M.S.C.J., Missouri Baptist University, 2014  
   
TARA HOMMELSON 2018
Assistant Professor of Nursing  
B.S.N., Maryville University, 2008  
M.S.N., University of Missouri-Saint Louis, 2013  
   
LINDA NICHOLE VINES JOHNSON 2005
Director of Masters in Social Work  
Associate Professor of Social Work  
B.A., Missouri Baptist University, 1998  
M.S.W., Saint Louis University, 2002  
Ph.D., Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016  
   
JASON JORDAN, L.P.C. 2018
Associate Professor of Counselor Education  
B.S.B.A, Tennessee Technological University, 1993  
M.A.C., Trevecca Nazarene University, 2010  
Ph.D., Trevecca Nazarene University, 2016  
   
KAREN KANNENBERG 1994
Dean, School of Business  
Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Administration  
B.M., Shorter College, 1985  
M.A., Webster University, 1994  
D.Mgt., Webster University, 1999  
   
JAMES KELLOGG 1996
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Program Coordinator  
B.A., Missouri Baptist College, 1974  
M.A., Webster University, 1990  
   
MARK KIMZEY 1996
Assistant Professor of Health and Sports Science  
A.S., North Greenville College, 1988  
B.A., Missouri Baptist College, 1990  
M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary, 1994  
M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2006  
   
STEPHANIE KONTRIM-BAUMANN 2004
Assistant Professor of Marketing and Business Administration  
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1990  
M.B.A., Washington University, 1998  
   
CLINT R. LIMOGES, L.P.C. 2016
Director of Counselor Education  
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education  
B.A., MidAmerica Nazarene University, 1992  
M.A., Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1995  
M.S., Henderson State University, 2005  
Ph.D., Walden University, 2014  
   
JASON MALLORY 2017
Assistant Professor of Music  
B.M., University of Southern California, 2004  
M.M., University of Louisville, 2006  
D.M.A., University of Iowa, 2014  
   
CURTIS K. MCCLAIN, JR. 1988
Professor of Bible  
B.A., Howard Payne University, 1977  
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1980  
Ph.D., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995  
   
ALONZO MEDCALF 2018
Instructor of Multimedia Production & Communication  
B.S., Missouri Southern State University, 2010  
M.A., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2016  
   
C. ALLIN MEANS 2011
Professor of Journalism and Communications  
B.A., Baylor University, 1986  
M.A., University of West Florida, 1998  
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 2010  
   
ROBIN MURRAY 2017
Assistant Professor of Nursing  
B.S.N., Indiana University, 1997  
M.S.N., Webster University, 2003  
D.N.P, Webster University, 2019  
   
BRIDGETT NIEDRINGHAUS 2018
Director of Field Experience  
Assistant Professor of Education  
B.S.E.D., University of Missouri-Saint Louis, 1992  
M.A.E., Lindenwood University, 1998  
Ed.D., Lindenwood University, 2012  
   
ALICIA NODDINGS 2013
Associate Dean of School of Education - Accreditation, Assessment, and Data  
Associate Professor of Education  
B.S., Baylor University, 1990  
B.M., Baylor University, 1994  
M.A., Concordia University Chicago, 1999  
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2012  
   
MICHAEL NOLAN 2013
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science  
A.A., Southeast Community College, 2005  
B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2009  
M.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 2011  
   
JULIE OOMS 2014
Associate Professor of English  
B.A., Dordt College, 2008  
Ph.D., Baylor University, 2014  
   
DAVID PIERCE 2004
Assistant Professor of Health and Sports Science  
B.S.E., Lakeland College-Sheboygan, 1970  
M.S.S., United States Sports Academy, 1989  
   
SHAYANI PIERIS 2012
Associate Professor of Plant Sciences  
B.Sc., University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1997  
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2007  
   
LOWELL PITZER 1990
Associate Professor of Education  
B.S., Alderson Broaddus College, 1964  
M.A., West Virginia University, 1967  
Continuing Education Program for Certification: University of Virginia, 1979 and 1981  
   
JANET K. PULS, L.C.S.W. 2000
Chair, Social and Behavioral Science Division  
Professor of Psychology & Human Services  
B.A., Maryville University, 1997  
M.S.W., Saint Louis University, 1999  
Ph.D., Walden University, 2011  
   
AMBER PYATT 2016
Dean of School of Nursing  
Associate Professor of Nursing  
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University, 2006  
B.S.N., Newman University, 2010  
M.S.N., University of Cincinatti, 2014  
D.N.P., American Sentinel University, 2016  
   
LAURA RAUSCHER, L.P.C. 2011
Clinical Director of Field Experience  
Associate Professor of Education and Counseling  
B.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2001  
M.Ed., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2004  
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2012  
   
KATHY ROSELAND 2018
Assistant Professor of Nursing  
A.S.N., Middle Georgia State University, 2016  
B.S.N., Chamberlain University, 2011  
M.S.N., Chamberlain University, 2013  
D.N.P., Chamberlain University, 2016  
   
JULIA SCHROEDER 2012
Dean, Southern Illinois Regional Learning Centers  
Professor of Education and Natural Sciences  
A.S., John A. Logan College, 1974  
B.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1976  
M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1988  
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1995  
   
DAVID B. SMITH 1998
Assistant Professor of Mathematics  
B.S.E., Illinois State University, 1975  
M.S., Illinois State University, 1981  
   
LARRY SMITH 1998
Chair, Fine Arts Division  
Director, MBU Honors  
Professor of Music  
B.M.E., Baylor University, 1979  
M.M., Southwest Texas State University, 1986  
D.M.A., Arizona State University, 1998  
   
JANICE A. SPECK 2008
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education  
B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1977  
M.Ed., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1979  
Ed.S., Missouri Baptist University, 2010  
Ed.D., Missouri Baptist University, 2013  
   
AMANDA STAGGENBORG 2011
Associate Division Chair for Communications  
Assistant Professor of Public Relations and Communications  
B.A., Webster University, 2003  
M.A., Webster Univerrsity, 2008  
Additional Studies: Lindenwood University and Missouri Baptist University  
Ed.D., Missouri Baptist University, 2019  
   
LYDIA THEBEAU 2005
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Accreditation  
Professor of Biology  
B.A., Hannibal-LaGrange College, 1995  
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2002  
   
MARY S. VEDAMUTHU 2004
Natural Sciences Laboratory Coordinator  
Professor of Chemistry  
B.S., University of Madras, 1982  
M.S., University of Madras, 1985  
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1996  
   
JASON VERMETTE 2015
Associate Professor of Mathematics  
B.S., Oral Roberts University, 2008  
M.S., University of Tulsa, 2010  
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2015  
   
CARRIE WAHLMAN 2017
Assistant Professor of Biology  
B.S., Southwest Baptist University, 2011  
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2016  
   
CHRISTINE A. WARD 2016
Director of Online Counselor Program  
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education  
B.S.., Trinity University, 2001  
M.Ed., University of North Florida, 2005  
Ph.D., Texas A & M University, 2009  
   
WM. SHANE WILLIAMS 2015
Director of Bands  
Associate Professor of Music  
B.S.Ed., Austin Peay State University, 1984  
M.M., St. Louis Conservatory of Music, 1986  
M.M., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1997  
ABD: Lindenwood University  
   
LOFTIN WOODIEL 2012
Dean, Lewis & Clark Community College Regional Learning Center  
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Corporate Security Leadership  
Diploma in Lay Ministry, Nazarene Bible College, 1981  
A.A.S., Community College of the Air Force, 1985  
B.A., Western Illinois University, 1983  
M.A., University of Central Oklahoma, 1987  
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2000  

Part-Time Faculty 2020-2021

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