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.
Clinical Professor, Management
Michael Merrigan is a management expert who focuses on the healthcare sector.
Management Governance and leadership Patient Safety Healthcare
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Dr. Wanekaya researches the fabrication, modification, characterization and application of nanoscale materials.
Chemistry Nanomaterials Biomedical Applications
Dr. Wooden's most recent book project, with co-author Ken Gillam, analyzes postfeminist boy culture as represented by Disney-Pixar.
English Literature British Literature Pop Culture Literature and Science Literature and Medicine Gender Studies Pedagogy Disability Studies
Thomas G. Strong Professor of Middle East Politics
Dr. Romano researches the politics and government of the Middle East.
Social Movements Theories of Peace and Conflict Middle East and Mediterranean Politics (special emphasis on Turkey Iraq the Kurds and other Middle Eastern minorities) Forced Migration (Refugees Internally Displaced Persons) Politicized Islam Non-state Actors (particularly movements employing guerilla and terrorist tactics) Globalization and Development Issues Nationalism
Dr. Rimal's research interest is in applying economic theory in the food industry from both production and consumption perspectives
Marketing of Agricultural Products Sustainable Agriculture Agribusiness Management Economic Impact Analysis Agricultural Economics
Dr. Bushman is the editor of ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, 2nd edition (2017, Human Kinetics).
Health Exercise Kinesiology Menopause
Distinguished Professor, Biology
Dr. Barnhart's current research focuses on the conservation biology and captive propagation of freshwater bivalves.
Ecology Conservation Biology Biogeography Endangered Species Invasive Species Freshwater Mussels Native Mussels Butterflies and Moths Parasitology
Industry Experience (2)