May 23, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Personnel Directory



Board of Trustees

Officers

Walter (Web) E. Bixby III ‘82, Chair
Helen (Dale) Coe Simons ‘65, Vice Chair
George W. Hulett, Jr., Treasurer
Jolene Marra Schulz ‘61, Secretary

Term Expires in 2017

 

Jerry Daugherty
Columbia, Missouri

*Dr. Kenny Felts
Columbia, Missouri

June Viner Hurdle ‘83
Columbia, Missouri

William Johnston ‘82
Columbia, Missouri

Janet Carter Wright ‘58
Columbia, Missouri

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Faculty Representative

Term Expires in 2018

 

Lex Cavanah
Marceline, Missouri

Joseph Dubinski ‘96
Kansas City, Missouri

*Christina Ingoglia
Columbia, Missouri

Reverend Brad Stagg
Columbia, Missouri

Gary Tatlow
Columbia, Missouri

Carol Winkler ‘93
Columbia, Missouri

 

 

 

 

*Faculty Representative

Term Expires in 2020

 

Lynne Stuver Baker ‘64
Independence, Missouri

Walter E. Bixby, III, ‘82
Kansas City, Missouri

Judith Cunningham ‘64
Scottsdale, Arizona

Daisy Grossnickle ‘66
Columbia, Missouri

Lt. Gen. Richard C. Harding
Columbia, Missouri

George Hulett
Columbia, Missouri

Mitchell Humphreys, M.D.
Phoenix, Arizona

Jolene Marra Schulz ‘61
Columbia, Missouri

Helen “Dale” Coe Simons ‘65
Driftwood, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Senior Administration

Scott Dalrymple, Ph.D., President
B.A., SUNY College at Geneseo; M.A. University at Buffalo; M.B.A.; Ph.D., University at Buffalo

David Starrett, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs
B.S., University of Southern California; M.A., Ph.D., University of California - Los Angeles

Jeffrey C. Musgrove, Ph.D., Vice President for Adult Higher Education;
A.S., Community College of the Air Force; B.S., University of Maryland; M.A., Webster University; D.B.A., Argosy University

Kevin Palmer, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
A.A.S., St. Louis Community College; B.S., Maryville University; M.B.A., Fontbonne University

Piyush Singh, Ph.D., Vice President of Online Education
Ph.D, Carnegie Mellon University

Bruce E. Boyer, C.P.A., Chief Financial Officer
B.S., Bowling Green State University

David Roberts, Interim Dean
B.S., Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA, MED, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Robert P. Burchard, Director of Athletics and Physical Recreation; Head Men’s Basketball Coach
B.A., Catawba College; M.A., East Carolina University

Mark R. Falkowski, Esq., General Counsel, Office of General Counsel
B.S., University of Minnesota; Juris Doctorate, St. Louis University School of Law

Patty Fischer, Executive Director of Human Resources
B.S., M.B.A., William Woods University

Clifford Jarvis, PE, Executive Director of Plant and Facilities Operations
B.S., University of Missouri; M.B.A., University of Missouri

Suzanne Rothwell, Executive Director of Advancement
B.S., University of Missouri - Columbia

Gary Stanowski, Chief Information Officer
A.A., St. Louis Community College; A.A.S., St. Charles Community College; B.A., Lindenwood University; M.B.A., Columbia College


Academic Affairs

David Starrett, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs
B.S., University of Southern California; M.A., Ph.D., University of California - Los Angeles

Mara Roberts, Special Assistant to the Provost
B.A., M.S.C.J., Columbia College

Shanda Traiser, Dean, School of Business Administration
B.A., Jamestown College; M.B.A., Minnesota State University; Ph.D., North Dakota State University

Raja Bhattacharya, Director of Entrepreneurship, Fishman Center for Entrepreneurship
B.S. Cumberland College M.B.A., Western Kentucky University; Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Insitute Fellow

David Roebuck, Dean, School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
B.A., Mississippi State University; M.S.S., Mississippi State University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Sarah Vordtriede-Patton, Dean, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
B.A., McKendree College; M.S., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., St. Louis University; Ed. Spec., University of Missouri - Kansas City

Cynthia Louden, Director of Assessment
B.S., North Carolina State University; M.S. Univeristy of North Carolina; M.A.T., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of North Carolina

John Kenerley, Academic Advisor
B.A., Guildford College; M.A. Illinois State University


Admissions

Stephanie Johnson, Director of Admissions
B.S., M.B.A., Columbia College


Adult Higher Education Division

Jeffrey C. Musgrove, Vice President for Adult Higher Education
A.S., Community College of the Air Force; B.S., University of Maryland; M.A., Webster University; D.B.A., Argosy University

Eric Cunningham, Senior Director of AHE Academic Support
B.S., U.S. Military Academy; M.S., Troy University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Tery Donelson, Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships
B.S., California Polytechinic University; M.S., Air Force Institute of Technology

David Humphrey, Director of Campus Support
B.S.E., Truman State University; M.A., Truman State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Jerry Patton, Director for AHE Student Academic Support and Online Student Services
B.S., Columbia College; M.B.A., University of Missouri - Columbia

Sonda Ridgway, Senior Director of Budget and Business Operations
B.S., M.B.A., Columbia College

Louis Marie Adrien-Hollier, Director, Everett/Marysville, Washington
B.S., M.S., City University of Seattle; Ed.D., Capella University

Karen Beckstrom, Director, Elgin, Illinois
B.S., Penn State University; M.A., Michigan State University

Constance Bennett-Williams, Director, Mesquite, Texas
A.S., El Centro Community College; B.B.A., Northwood University; M.B.A., University of Dallas; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Kim Bonine, Director, Lake Ozark, Missouri
B.S., Lincoln University; M.B.A., Columbia College

Darla Cuadra, Director, Coast Guard Island, California
B.A., Patten College; M.S., Ph.D., Capella University

Carl David, Director, Los Alamitos, California
B.A., Central Methodist University; B.S., McNeese State University; M.Ed., University of Missouri - Columbia

Dana Davis, Director, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia
B.S., University of Maryland; B.S., Columbus State University; M.S., Troy State University

Theresa Genova, Director, San Luis Obispo, California
A.A., Cuesta College; B.A., Mount Saint Mary’s College; M.B.A., California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Sarah Goeke, Director, Freeport, Illinois
B.S., M.S.W., University of Illinois

Rebecca Gordon-Bocklage, Director, Jefferson City, Missouri
B.S., M.B.A., Missouri State University

Kathy Gress, Director, Springfield, Missouri
B.A., M.Ed., Drury University

Renee Grosso, Director, Hancock Field, New York
B.S., M.B.A., Columbia College

John Hardy, Director, Ft. Worth, Texas
B.A., University of Texas; M.S., Frostburg State University

Debra Hartman, Director, Crystal Lake, Illinois
A.A., College of DuPage; B.A., M.A., Eastern Illinois University

Renee Karczewski, Director, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
B.S., M.Ed., M.S.E.L., Cameron University

MarJean Knokey, Director, Whidbey Island, Washington
B.A., Oregon State University; M.A., Columbia University

Mike Lederle, Director, Rolla, Missouri
B.S., University of Central Missouri; M.S., Columbia College

Cindy Miller, Director, Kansas City, Missouri
B.A., University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point; M.A., University of Missouri - Kansas City

David Opdycke, Director, NAS Jacksonville, Florida
B.S., Jacksonville University; M.A., University Of North Florida

Ellen Parham, Director, Fort Stewart, Georgia
B.S., Saint Leo University; M.A., Webster University

Christopher Peck, Director, Ft. Drum, New York
A.A., Jefferson Community College; B.A., SUNY Potsdam; M.A., American Military University

Barbara Pounders, Director, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
B.S., University of Alabama; M.A., The University of North Alabama; Ed.D., University of Alabama

Betsy Quade, Director, Lemoore, NAS, California
B.A., California State University; M.A., Chapman University

Lyndon Russell, Director, Northern Region and Lake County, Illinois
B.S., University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point; M.S. Ed., Northern Illinois University

Nefeli Schneider, Director, Denver, Colorado
B.A., M.A., University of Colorado at Denver; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

Diana Schriefer, Director, San Diego, California
A.A., Grossmont College; B.A., Columbia College; M.A., National University

Michael Siegel, Director, Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri
B.S., Troy University; M.A., American Military University

Jeannie Simmons, Director of Evening Campus
B.A., Columbia College; M.A., Tarleton State University

Erika Thomas, Director, St. Louis, Missouri
B.S., University of Missouri - Columbia; M.B.A., M.A.T., Fontbonne University

Vanessa Swindell, Director, Jacksonville, Florida
B.S., Jacksonville University; M.A., University of Phoenix; M.S.Ed., Capella University

Aaron Williams, Director, Orlando, Florida
B.S., B.A., University of Central Florida; M.B.A., Embry Riddle Aeronautical University


Advancement

Suzanne Rothwell, Executive Director of Advancement
B.S., University of Missouri - Columbia

Ann Merrifield, Director of Alumni Relations
M.S., University of Missouri - Columbia

Sallie Coley, Senior Director of Contributor Relations and Stewardship
B.A., Columbia College


Athletics

Robert P. Burchard, Director of Athletics and Physical Recreation; Head Men’s Basketball Coach
B.A., Catawba College; M.A., East Carolina University

Cindy Potter, Associate Director of Athletics/Media Relations and Compliance
B.A., M.A.T., Columbia College

Drew Grzella, Associate Director of Athletics/Advancement and Marketing
B.A., Columbia College; M.A., University of Saint Mary

Bryan Curtis, Assistant Director of Athletics/Event Operations and Facilities 
B.S., Clearwater Christian College; M.S., Missouri Baptist University

Jon Barfknecht, Head Athletic Trainer
B.S., University of Iowa; M.A., Tennessee Technological University

Tomas H. Brock, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
B.S., Southwest Baptist University; M.Ed., Northwest Missouri State University

Meg E. Goddard, Assistant Men’s & Women’s Soccer Coach
B.S. Columbia College; M.B.A., Ottawa University

Rochelle Hamm, Assistant Athletic Trainer
B.S., University of Minnesota -Duluth; M.A.T., Columbia College

Tracy Jex, Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach and Track & Field Coach
B.A., Colorado Christian University; M.A., Adams State University

Jessica Keller, Head Women’s Basketball Coach
B.S., B.S., M.B.A., Quincy University

John D. Klein, Head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach
B.S., St. Louis University; M.B.A., University of Missouri - Columbia

Craig McAndrews, Assistant Baseball Coach
B.S., Williams Woods University; M.Ed., William Woods University

Darren Munns, Head Baseball Coach
B.S., Missouri Western State University; M.Ed., William Woods University

Taylor Possail, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach/Communications Assistant
B.S., Winona State University; M.A.T., Columbia College

Daniel W. Radkowiec, Assistant Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Coach
B.A., University of Missouri - Kansas City; M.E.D., Williams Woods University

Wendy Spratt, Head Softball Coach
B.S., Columbia College; M.B.A., Central Missouri State University

John Utley, Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach
B.S., University of Missouri - Columbia

Ian E. Wolfe, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach
B.A., Lake Erie College; M.O.L., Lourdes University

Melinda Wrye-Washington, Head Volleyball Coach
B.A., Columbia College; M.Ed., William Woods University


Business Services

Bruce E. Boyer, C.P.A., Chief Financial Officer
B.S., Bowling Green State University

Phyllis Grant, Payroll Manager
A. A., B.S., Columbia College

Allen Schelp, C.P.A., Controller
B.S., University of Central Missouri

Randal Schenewerk, Bursar
A.A.S., Linn State Technical College; B.S., Columbia College; M.B.A., William Woods University


Enrollment & Marketing

Kevin Palmer, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
A.A.S., St. Louis Community College; B.S., Maryville University; M.B.A., Fontbonne University


Enrollment Service Center

Cathy Eatherton, Director
B.S., Washington State University


Evening Campus

Jeannie Simmons, Director of Evening Campus
B.A., Columbia College; M.A., Tarleton State University

Sara Clark, Assistant Director of Evening Campus
B.A., McKendree University, M.A., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, M.S., University of Illinois


Financial Aid

Nathan Miller, Director of Student Success and Financial Aid
B.B., M.M., M.A., University of Missouri - Columbia; Ph.D. University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Human Resources

Patty Fischer, Executive Director of Human Resources
B.S., M.B.A., William Woods University


Institutional Effectiveness

Misty Phillips, Director, Office of Institutional Compliance
A.A., Moberly Area Community College; B.A., Columbia College; B.A., M.B.A., William Woods University


Institutional Research

Misty Haskamp, Director of Institutional Research
B.S., Southwest Missouri State University; M.A., University of Missouri - Columbia


International Programs

Britta Wright, Director of International Center
A.A., B.S., M.B.A., Columbia College


Library

Janet Caruthers, Director of Stafford Library
B.A., Central Missouri State University; M.A.L.S., University of Missouri - Columbia


Mail, Imaging and Print Services

Daniel Jimenez, Director of Mail, Imaging and Print Services
B.F.A., University of Missouri - Columbia


Marketing

Brad Wucher, Director of Marketing
B.S., Syracuse University


Math Center

Susan Hughes, Math Center Coordinator
B.S., M.A., M.S., University of Missouri - Columbia


Music Activities

Nollie Moore, Jr., Director of Music Program 
B.S., M.Ed., University of Missouri - Columbia


Office of the Registrar

Jennifer Thorpe, Registrar
B.S., University of Missouri - Rolla; M.Ed. University of Missouri - St. Louis


Online Education

Piyusha Singh, Vice President of Online Education
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

Kate Bowersox, Director of Online Academic Programs
B.A., Kansas State University; M.A., M.A., Webster University

Ashley Gosseen, Director of Instructional Design and Technology
M.B.A., Columbia College


Plant and Facilities

Clifford Jarvis, PE, Executive Director of Plant and Facilities Operations
B.S., University of Missouri - Columbia; M.B.A., University of Missouri - Kansas City

Bob Klausmeyer, Director of Campus Safety
B.S., Southwestern College; M.B.A., Webster University

Brent Schneider, Director of Facilities
AGC Supervisor Leadership Certification


President

Scott Dalrymple, President
B.A., SUNY College at Geneseo; M.A., University at Buffalo; M.B.A.; Ph.D., University at Buffalo

Mary Brown, Sr. Executive Assistant
B.S., Kansas State University


President Emeritus

Gerald T. Brouder, President Emeritus
A.A., Mayfair College; B.S., University of Illinois; M.S., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin


Student Affairs

David Roberts, Interim Dean of Student Affairs
B.S., Valdosta State University; M.Ed., University of South Florida

Kim Coke, Director of New Student Programs
B.S., University of Missouri - Columbia

Dan Gomez-Palacio, Director of Career Services
B.A., Macalester College; M.Ed., Boston University

Melissa Hill, Director of Disability Services
B.A., Wartburg College

Nancy Lombardi, Director of Student Support Services
B.S., Central Missouri State University; M.Ed.AD., University of Missouri

Erin Mazzola, Student Conduct Officer
B.A., Truman State University; M.S.L. Stephens College

Jeanne Naeger, APRN, FNP-BC, Coordinator of Health Services
B.S.N., St. Louis University; M.S.N. University of Missouri - Columbia

Adriana Nieman, Sr. Coordinator of Communication and Technology
B.A., University of Missouri - St. Louis; M.Ed., University of Missouri - St. Louis

Bryan Sappington, Director of Residential Life
B.A., Truman State University; M.B.A., Columbia College

Molly Sartorius, Counselor
B.A., Teikyo Marycrest University; M.Ed., Tarleton State University

Terri Zeilenga, MA, LPC Director of Counseling Services and Interim Associate Dean of Student Affairs
B.A., Hope College; M.A., University of Arizona


Student Success

Nathan Miller, Director of Student Success and Financial Aid
B.B., M.M., M.A., University of Missouri - Columbia; Ph.D. University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Student Support Services

Nancy Lombardi, Student Support Services Director
B.S., Central Missouri State University; M.Ed., University of Missouri - Columbia


Technology Services

Gary Stanowski, Chief Information Officer
A.A., St. Louis Community College; A.A.S., St. Charles Community College; B.A., Lindenwood University; M.B.A., Columbia College


Veterans Service Center

Keith Glindemann​, Director of Veteran Services
B.S., Franklin University; M.B.A, Columbia College


Writing Center

Kate Denehy, Tutoring Services
B.A., University of Southern California; M.A., University of Missouri - Columbia


Faculty

Full-Time Faculty at Day Campus

Kenneth Akers, Instructor of Business Administration
B.S., M.S., Radford University

Anthony M. Alioto, Professor of History
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio University

Christopher Babayco, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Willamette University; Ph.D., University of California- Davis

Bo Bedilion, Assistant Professor of Art
BFA, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, B.A., California University of Pennsylvania; M.F.A, Kansas State University

Linda Bradley, Instructor of Education
B.A., University of Kentucky; M.A., Eastern Kentucky University

Danny C. Campbell, Associate Professor of English
B.A., William Jewell College; M.A., University of Missouri - Kansas City; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Joseph J. Carrier, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia; Certification in Law Enforcement

Linda S. Claycomb, Instructor of Nursing
B.S., M.S., University of Missouri - Columbia

Kristina L. Miller Clevenger, Associate Professor of Education
B. A., University of California; M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Tonia Compton, Associate Professor of History
B.A., Columbia College; M.A., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Amy Darnell, Associate Professor of Speech Communication
B.A., Morehead State University; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Johanna Denzin, Associate Professor of English
B.A., M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois

Yngve Digernes, Associate Professor of Sociology
A.A., Bergen University, Norway; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Linda “Kay” Dingler, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Central Arkansas

Heather Ditzer, Instructor of English for Academic Purposes
B.A., Truman State University; M.A., University of Central Missouri

Faye Fairchild, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Missouri - Columbia

Patrick Feehan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Administration
B.S., Vanderbilt University; M.B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Kenneth R. Felts, II, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Lisa Ford-Brown, Associate Professor of Speech Communication
B.S., M.A., Indiana State University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Joyce Gentry, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Truman State University; M.S.N., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Paul Hanna, Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Alfred University; M.A., Lincoln University; Ed.D., North Central University

Cheryl Hardy, Professor of Psychology
B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton

Gretchen Hendrickson, Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Earlham College; M.A., Ball State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Brandi Herrman, Instructor of Business Administration
B.A., Wichita State University; M.A., University of Missouri

Graham E. Higgs, Professor of Education and Psychology
B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Christina Ingoglia, Assistant Professor of English
B.S., Cornell University; M.F.A., University of Wyoming

Alan J. James, Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Truman State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

David S. Karr, Associate Professor of History
B.A., M.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Brian L. Kessel, Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Danielle Langdon, Assistant Professor of Art
B.A., Ursinus College; M.F.A., University of Missouri - Columbia

Barry R. Langford, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., M.S., J.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Naomi Sugino Lear, Professor of Art
B.Mus, B.A., Eastern Illinois University; M.F.A., Wichita State University

Yihsiang Liow, Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S., National University of Singapore; M.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Brad D. Lookingbill, Professor of History
B.A., Southwestern Oklahoma State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Toledo

Michael Lyman, Professor of Criminal Justice
B.S., M.S., Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

T. Curtis Mason, Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Truman State University; M.A., University of Missouri- Kansas City; Ph.D., Loyola University-Chicago

Aurelien Mauxion, Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., M.A., Universite Rennes; Ph.D., Northwestern University

Christopher J. Mazurek, Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of Illinois; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Scott McMahon, Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A., University of the Arts; M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art

Melinda McPherson, Assistant Professor of Forensic Science
B.A., M.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Nathan Means, Professor of Biology
B.S., Southwest Missouri State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Peter Monacell, Assistant Professor of English
B.A. University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Nollie Moore, Jr., Instructor of Music
B.S., M.Ed., University of Missouri - Columbia

Ryan Murphy, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Lindenwood University; M.A., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Missouri

Michael R. Perkins, Instructor of Human Services
B.A., Columbia College; M.S.W., University of Missouri - Columbia; L.C.S.W.

Michael J. Polley, Associate Professor of History
B.A., St. Joseph’s College; M.A., Washington State University; M.A., Temple University; Ph.D., Washington State University

Mark L. Price, Professor of Philosophy
A.A., Dalton College; B.A., University of Georgia; M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

David Ruggeri, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
B.S., Maryville University; M.B.A., Tennessee State University; Ph.D., St. Louis University

Alison Rutledge, Visiting Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Baylor University; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Missouri

Rie Sasaki, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of California-Los Angeles, Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Ann Schlemper, Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Southwest Missouri State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Kelli Schnell, Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S., University of Missouri - Columbia

Michael Sleadd, Professor of Art
B.A., Georgetown College; M.F.A., University of Missouri - Columbia

Terry B. Smith, Professor of Political Science
B.A., Central Methodist College; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University

Frank L. Somer, Jr., Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry
B.S., Oglethorpe University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Thomas J. Stauder, Instructor of Business Administration
B.S., M.A., University of Missouri - Columbia

Kent Strodtman, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Benedictine College; Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Ahoo Tabatabai, Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Suzanne E. Tourville, Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Agnes Scott College; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University

Teresa VanDover, Associate Professor of Education
B.S., M.Ed., Ed. Sp., Ed.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Seth Warn, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Columbia College; Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Sarah S. Wells, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
B.A., M.B.A., University of Missouri - Columbia

Karen Weston, Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Stephens College; M.Ed, Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Miranda Wilkerson, Assistant Professor of English for Academic Purposes
A.A., Okaloossa-Walton Junior College; B.A., Indiana University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lia Willis, Associate Professor of Human Services
B.A., M.S.W., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Peggy J. Wright, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Youlong Zhuang, Associate Professor of Business Administration/Management Information Systems
B.S., Shanghai University of Science and Technology; M.B.A., Indiana State University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky


Emeriti Faculty

Paulina A. Batterson, Professor Emerita of Government
A.B., Marietta College; M.A., University of Missouri - Columbia

Ben D. Cameron, Professor Emeritus of Art
B.S., St. Louis University; M.A., University of Iowa; M.F.A. University of Cincinnati

Edward C. Collings, Professor Emeritus of Art
A.B., M.A., M.F.A., University of Missouri - Columbia

L. Novelle Dunathan, Professor Emerita of Education
B.A., Northwestern University; M.S., University of Utah; Ed.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Arlin Epperson, Associate Professor Emeritus of Business Administration
B.S., University of Missouri - Columbia; M.A., Re.D., Indiana University, Bloomington

Dennis M. Grev, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
A.B., Mankato State University; M.S., University of Missouri - Columbia

Elaine T. Grev, Professor Emerita of Music
B.S., M.M.Ed., University of Missouri - Columbia

Helga Huang, Professor Emerita of Sociology
A.B., National Taiwan University; M.C.L., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Anthony S. Marshall, Professor Emeritus of Business
B.A., M.A., Central Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

David O’Hagan, Professor Emeritus of Music
A.B., Furman University; M.Mus., Indiana University

J. Thomas Watson, Professor Emeritus of Art
B.A., Harding College, M.A., M.F.A., University of Missouri - Columbia

Lawrence W. West, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
B.S., Southwest Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Becky J. Widener, Associate Professor Emerita of Education
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University; M.A., Webster University; Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia


Alumni Association

Board of Directors

President Bill Wright, ‘09
Jacksonville, FL
President Elect Joshua Muder ‘99
Olathe, KS
Treasurer Jonathan Dudley ‘10
Jefferson City, MO
Immediate Past President Bill Leeper ‘04
Fernandina Beach, FL
Alumni-Trustee Bill Johnston ‘82
Columbia, MO
Directors Lynne Stuver Baker ‘64
Independence, MO
  Sonya Garrett ‘96
Hazelwood, MO
  Mitch Gosney ‘13
Murfreesboro, TN
  Marjorie Thomas Gutelius ‘69
Kansas City, MO
  Courtney Lauer-Myers ‘11 
Columbia, MO
  Lana LeMons ‘09
Antioch, IL
  Chris Lievsay ‘09
Blue Springs, MO
  James Pasley ‘87
Lake Ozark, MO
  Lollie Zander Reed ‘68
Lee Summit, MO
  Ed Sasan ‘11
Harvest, AL
  Lisa Kowalewski Sweeney ‘05
Phoenix, AZ
  Norris Tanner ‘10
Kansas City, MO
  Carol Winkler ‘93
Columbia, MO

Ex-Officio Members

Suzanne Rothwell
Executive Director of Advancement

Ann Merrifield
Director of Alumni Relations Columbia, MO

Tonia Compton ‘99
Assistant Professor of History, Faculty Representative Columbia, MO

Nollie Moore
Director of Jane Froman Singers Music & Fine Arts Representative Columbia, MO

Drew Grzella ‘01
Assistant Director of Athletics, Athletics Representative Columbia, MO

Leah Hoveln 
Student Representative to SGA 

The Columbia College Alumni Association (CCAA), founded in 1963, offers benefits, programs and activities to more than 80,000 members around the world. Its mission is to foster lasting relationships and to sustain the College’s traditions. Columbia College students become members of the CCAA upon graduation. There is no fee or registration process.

The vision of the CCAA is to be the model alumni association.

The CCAA is guided by the following core values: Affinity, Civility and Respect, Courage, Excellence and Honor.