Missouri State University

Missouri State University Missouri State University

901 S. National Ave., Springfield, 65897, MO, US



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.



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Paul Durham

Paul Durham

Distinguished Professor, Cell Biology

Dr. Durham has a special interest in temporomandibular dysfunction and migraine.

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

Natalie Allen

Natalie Allen

Clinical Instructor, Biomedical Sciences

Natalie Allen instructs senior-level classes in the dietetics program and is the team dietitian for all Missouri State athletes.

Health Dietetics Athletics

Melissa Burnett

Melissa Burnett

Professor, Marketing

Dr. Burnett is a marketing expert in the area of brand strategy and integrated marketing communication

Creative Advertising Advanced Advertising Advertising Campaigns Marketing Strategy Environmental Marketing and Interactive Media Ethics in Advertising Brand Strategy Copywriting

Stephen  Berkwitz

Stephen Berkwitz

Department Head, Religious Studies

Dr. Berkwitz is a religious studies expert who focuses on South Asian religions.

Religion and colonialism Theories of Religion South Asian religions Sinhala and Pali Literature Theravada Buddhism Yoga and Meditation Buddhist studies

Reesha Adamson

Reesha Adamson

Assistant Professor, Counseling Leadership and Special Ed

Dr. Adamson researches behavioral interventions and special education.

Education Behavioral Interventions Positive Behavior Supports Special Education

Shawn Wahl

Shawn Wahl

Interim Dean, College of Arts and Letters

Dr. Wahl's research focuses on communication education, college teaching and university leadership.

Communication College Teaching University Leadership Intercultural Dimensions of Higher Education Nonverbal Communication Intercultural Communication Leadership

Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, History

Dr. Nelson studies iconoclasm and early modern French history.

European History Early Modern France World History Religious Violence and Peacemaking Sacred Landscapes

Kevin Pybas

Kevin Pybas

Associate Professor and University Pre-Law Advisor, Political Science

Dr. Pybas' research interests focus on issues of law and religion, and civic education.

Democracy Political Science Politics Religion and Politics Religious Freedom Constitutional Law Freedom of speech Public Speaking University Teaching Academic Advising Program Development Church-state law

Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Professor, Psychology

Dr. Jones' research and professional interests include emotive perception, nepotism and rating and decision biases.

Nepotism Psychology Management Prejudice and Inclusion Emotion Ethics Statistics Sustainable living

Robert Mayanovic

Robert Mayanovic

Assistant Department Head, Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science Department

Dr. Mayanovic's research focuses on synchrotron X-ray studies of condensed matter.

Synchrotron X-ray studies of condensed matter Materials in supercritical fluids High pressure-temperature studies Mineral physics Nanoscale materials

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