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.
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
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
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
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
Assistant Professor, Counseling Leadership and Special Ed
Dr. Adamson researches behavioral interventions and special education.
Education Behavioral Interventions Positive Behavior Supports Special Education
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
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
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
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
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
Industry Experience (2)