Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan system with a statewide mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The University's identity is distinguished by its public affairs mission, which entails a campus-wide commitment to foster expertise and responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement.
The academic experience is grounded in a general education curriculum which draws heavily from the liberal arts and sciences. This foundation provides the basis for mastery of disciplinary and professional studies. It also provides essential forums in which students develop the capacity to make well-informed, independent critical judgments about the cultures, values and institutions in society.
Professor, Audiology, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Kaf's primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of early auditory evoked potential.
Audiology Communication Disorder Health Meniere's Disease Deafness
Professor, Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science
Dr. Reed's research focuses on asteroseismology, binary stars and extrasolar planets.
Binary Stars Compact Evolved Stars Extrasolar Planets Asteroseismology
Associate Dean and Director of MBA Program
Dr. Rozell is Associate Dean and Director of the MBA Program at the College of Business, Missouri State University.
Emotional Intelligence International Entrepreneurship Management Organizational Behavior Leadership Business Student Affairs Public Speaking Academic Advising Curriculum Design Adult Education
Dr. Mickus' research is on gravity and magnetic studies.
Gravity and Magnetic Studies Magnetotelluric Studies Environmental Geophysics (Electrical Resistivity EM GPR Gravity) Volcanic Geophysics Tectonics
Associate Professor and Blanche Gorman Strong Chair in Protestant Studies, Religious Studies
Dr. Schmalzbauer's research interests include evangelicalism, religion and American culture, Ozarks religion, and the campus ministry.
Religions of the Ozarks Evangelicalism Religion in Pop Culture Campus Ministry Secularization Theory Religion and American Intellectual Life Religion and Health Religion and Higher Education
Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Dr. Sobel researches the archaeology and ethnohistory of North America, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest and Ozarks regions.
Archaeology Anthropology Native Americans Ethnohistory
Professor, Childhood Education and Family Studies
Dr. Brinson specializes in diversity and social justice, with an emphasis in African American studies and culturally responsive practices.
Education Childhood Education Literacy Bullying Diversity Multiculturalism Social Justice African American Studies
Associate Professor, Communication
Dr. Dudash-Buskirk is an associate professor of socio-political communication and rhetoric at Missouri State University.
Communications Rhetoric Social Movement Communication Rhetorical Analysis Language
Distinguished Professor, Cell Biology
Dr. Durham’s research is directed at understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms in models of migraine, TMJ disorder and epilepsy.
Chronic Pain Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder Migraines Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) Biology Science Health Life Sciences Neuroscience Molecular Biology Fluorescence Microscopy Cell Biology Inflammation
Department Head, Hospitality Leadership
Dr. Hein has published in the areas of curriculum development and review, food service operations and hospitality financial analysis.
Hospitality Change Management & Leadership Financial Performance in Hospitality Operations Student Recruitment and Learning Financial Analysis Hospitality Leadership Tourism Food Service Operations Restaurant Operations
Industry Experience (2)