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.
Department Head, Counseling, Leadership and Special Education
Dr. Satterfield specializes in higher education, student athletics and professional sports.
Higher Education Student Affairs Professional Sports Athletics Student Success Educational Policy
Assistant Professor, Cooperative Engineering Program
Dr. Pierson focuses his civil engineering skills in the areas of geotechnical or water resources engineering.
Numerical Modeling Computational Simulation Modeling and Simulation Friction Numerical Analysis Field Testing
Clif & Gail Smart Professor and Director, Center for Grapevine Biotechnology, William H. Darr School of Agriculture
Dr. Qiu's research focuses on understanding the molecular and genetic basis of disease resistance in grapevines.
Grapevine Vein Clearing Virus Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Technology Powdery Mildew Grapes Agriculture Genomics Virology
Associate Professor, Psychology
Dr. Buchanan researches how large lexical databases explain our memory networks and the relationship of concepts to each other.
Psychology Statistics Linguistics Computer Programming Memory
Professor, Economics and Director of Bureau of Economic Research
Dr. Mitchell's research and professional interests include economics of the environment and economic forecasting.
Economics Forecasting Housing
Assistant Professor, Communication
Dr. Morris' academic interests focus on political communication and public argumentation.
Communication Political Communication Public Speaking Student Affairs Rhetoric Curriculum Design Argumentation and Debate
Associate Professor and Director, Master of Public Health
Dr. Claborn is an expert on environmental health, particularly in the area of vector-borne diseases.
Environmental Health Disaster and Public Health Preparedness Strategic Planning in Homeland Security Multidisciplinary Approaches to Homeland Security Medical Entomology International Health Infectious Disease
Assistant Professor, Childhood Education and Family Studies
Dr. Benedict-Chambers specializes in elementary teacher education and science teacher education.
Elementary Teacher Education Science Teacher Education
Professor, Computer Information Systems
Dr. Brahnam's research includes decision support systems, AI and computer vision, and rhetoric and conversational agents.
Computer Programming Articifical Intelligence Cultural aspects of computing Agent abuse and misuse
Dr. Rebaza's research interests range from showing how the brain processes language to predicting the spread of waterborne diseases.
Numerical Analysis Applied Mathematics Dynamical Systems Matrix Computations
Industry Experience (2)