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, Global Studies
Dr. Hickey is a global studies expert specializing in Asian politics and American foreign policy.
American Foreign Policy Asian Politics Foreign Policy Decision-Making National Security American Politics International relations of East Asia
Assistant Professor, Accounting
Dr. Hines specializes in corporate governance, risk management and auditing.
Accounting Business Finance Corporate Governance Risk Management Auditing
Professor and Department Head, Criminology and Criminal Justice
Dr. Garland's research interests include stress and job satisfaction among criminal justice professionals and prisoner reentry.
Public Opinion Studies Prisoner Reentry Program Evaluation Criminal Justice Management and Staff
Dr. Gerasimchuk's research is focused on the biological properties of cyanoximes, a new class of low molecular weight organic molecules.
Cyanoximes Chemistry Science Inorganic Chemistry Crystallography Biologically Active Compounds Chemical Synthesis and Purification
Assistant Professor, History
Dr. Oyeniyi's research focuses on the social and cultural history of Africa.
Dress and Identity in Yorubaland Internal Migration and Human Development in Africa Social Conflicts in Composite Societies African Historiography Social and Cultural History of Africa Terrorism in Africa
Instructor, Counseling, Leadership and Special Education, and Director of Play Therapy Institute
Rebecca Smotherman is a certified school counselor, licensed professional counselor-supervisor and registered play therapist-supervisor.
Education Childhood Education Play Therapy Clinical Mental Health Counseling School Counseling Supervision
Assistant Professor, Agriculture
Dr. Goerndt is a forestry biometrics expert, specializing in spatial estimation, remote sensing and bioenergy research in the Northern U.S.
Forestry Natural Resources Biometrics Bioenergy Coal-fired and biomass-fired energy facilities Statistics
Professor, Geography, Geology and Planning
Dr. Gouzie's areas of expertise cover geology, environmental science, carbon sequestration and sinkholes.
Geology Science Sinkholes Public Speaking Environmental Science Student Development Environmental Health Water Quality Carbon Sequestration Environmental Management
Associate Professor, Finance
Dr. Jones' primary research interests include the impact of opacity on the valuation of banks and systemic financial crises.
Financial Analysis Business Finance Banking Accounting Econometrics Higher Education Investments Financial Modeling Public Speaking Financial Research
Associate Provost and Dean, Graduate College
Dr. Masterson's interests include spelling and reading, assessment and treatment methods, and the relationship between speech and literacy.
Communication Sciences Spelling Education Speech Pathology Reading
Industry Experience (2)