Administration and Faculty

University Officers
Board of Trustees
Academic Division Chairs'
Current Faculty
Faculty Emeriti

University Officers

Roger D. Drake, BBA, MBA, EdD
President
660-248-6221, x56221

Rita J. Gulstad, BA, MA, MLS, PhD
Provost
660-248-6211, x56211

Chad Gaines, BS, MS
Vice President for Technology and Planning
660-248-6228, x54228

Bill Sheehan, BS, MEd, PhD
Vice President for Advancement & Alumni Relations
660-248-6214, x56214

Joe Parisi, BA, MS, EdD
Vice President for Enrollment Management
660-248-6247, x56247

Julee Sherman, BS, MBA
Vice President for Finance and Administration
660-248-6203, x56203

Natasha Wilson, BS, MA
Vice President for Student Life and Athletics
660-248-8390

Board of Trustees

J. Bruce Addison '66
President, Addison Biological Laboratory
Fayette, Missouri

Shelby Alexander '97
Financial Associate, Stifel, Nicolaus, Inc.
Columbia Missouri

Robert F. Anderson
CEO, Cardiovascular Provider Resources (ret.)
Denton, Texas

David Atkins
Executive Director, Missouri United Methodist Foundation
Columbia, Missouri

Laura Blair '86
President, CMU Alumni Association
Treat America Food
Kansas City, Missouri

Doug Burton '63
Executive Vice President, Westlake Ace Hardware
Village of Loch Loyd, Missouri

Marilyn Caul '68
Executive (retired), IBM
Whitewater, Missouri

Robert Courtney
President (retired), Business Supply Centers, Inc.

Wemi Daramola '01
Senior Project Manager, Scottrade, Inc.
Ballwin, Missouri

Mark Dempsey '85
VP and COO of Peak Sport and Spine
Columbia, Missouri

Robert D. Farr
Bishop, The Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church
Columbia, Missouri

Terry Henderson '83
General Manager, Bodine Aluminum Inc.

Tim Jackman '81
Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer, MEM
Fayette, Missouri

Janet Jacobs '77
Board Chair, Commercial Trust Company
Fayette, Missouri

Ivan C. James, III
Founder, Ivan James & Assoc.
Founder, United Technology and Systems Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri

Rev. Dr. David W. Kerr '67
Senior Pastor (ret.), Salem-in-Ladue UM
St. Louis, Missouri

James Kimbell '80
Partner, Clark Hill Strasburger Attorneys at Law
Sugar Land, Texas

Brock Lutz
VP (ret.), Ralston Purina, Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri

Kirk Meyer '83
CFO, Chalmers Automotive Group, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Michael Miserocchi '81
VP, Clinical Support and Service Lines, Community Health Systems
Brentwood, Tennessee

Sandra Nenadal
Assistant to the Bishop, The Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church
Columbia, Missouri

Dr. Nolyn Nyatanga '05
Oncologist/Hematologist, Goldschmidt Cancer Center
Columbia, Missouri

Dr. Nancy Walker Peacock '82
Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, CMU
Oncologist
Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Robert T. "Tad" Perry '65
Chair, Board of Trustees Executive Director (ret.), South Dakota Higher Education Board of Regents
Ft. Pierre, South Dakota

Dr. Kellie Platz '02
Anesthesiologist, Irwin Army Community Hospital
Manhattan, Kansas

Jacque Richmond '83
Mercy Health
St. Charles, Missouri

Nancy Louann Shaner '70
Science Educator, Civic Leader
Chicago, Illinois

Niki Scott '94
Gifted Education Center, Park Hill School District
Kansas City, Missouri

Jay Shelton '86
Michael Anesthesia Services
Columbia, Missouri

Rev. Clayton Smith '70
Executive Pastor of Generosity, UMC of the Resurrection
Stillwell, Kansas

Larry Tucker '69
Partner, Armstrong Teasdale
Liberty, Missouri

M. Kathy Vieth '66
Entrepreneur, IBM (ret.)
Denver, Colorado

Frank Wallis '66
Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljim, LLP
St. Louis, Missouri

Randall Washburn '70
Versailles, Missouri

Dr. Keith Young '86
Private practice psychiatry
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA
Rancho Mirage, California

Trustee Emeriti

Fred Alexander '58
Farmer/Developer
Fayette, Missouri

Virginia Bergsten '59
Educator (ret.)
Annandale, Virginia

Glenn A. Cox, Jr. '51
President and COO (ret.)
Phillips Petroleum
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Sondra Spalding '57
Educator, Civic Leader
Palm Harbor, Florida

 

Academic Divisions

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Central Methodist University is comprised of seven academic divisions: Accounting, Business, and Economics (BUS); Fine and Performing Arts (FA); Health Professions (HP); English, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, and Religion (HUM); Professional Education (EDU); Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science (SCI); and Social Sciences (SOSC). Each division offers programs leading to a number of undergraduate degrees.

Academic Divisions Associated Departments Chair (2016-2017)
Accounting, Business, and Economics (BUS) Accounting, Business, and Economics Prof. Julie Bennett 660-248-6250
Fine and Performing Arts (FA) Music, Theatre Arts, and Art Dr. Dori Waggoner 660-248-6321
Health Professions (HP) Athletic Training, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Physical Therapist Assistant Dr. Megan Hess 660-248-6359
English, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, and Religion (HUM) English, Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, German), Philosophy, and Religion Dr. Travis Johnson, 660-248-6308
Professional Education (EDU) Education and Physical Education Prof. Sally Hackman 660-248-6633
Science, Mathematics, Computer Science (SCI) Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics Dr. James Gordon 660-248-6253
Social Sciences (SOSC) Communication, Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology Collin Brink, 660-248-6301
Current Faculty

LARRY C. ANDERSON (1982) Associate Professor of Physical Education; BSE, Central Methodist College; MA, Drury College

JACQUELINE ANSON (2012)  Associate Professor of Psychology; BS, Illinois State U; MA, U of Colorado-Colorado Springs; MA and PhD, U of Rochester

LISA BAILEY (2018) Assistant Professor; BSN, Mississippi University for Women; MSN, University of Phoenix; DNP, RN, Samford University

JOHN BELLEFEUILLE (2006) Associate Professor of Chemistry; BS, Ithaca College; PhD, Texas A&M U

JULIE A. BENNETT (2006) Associate Professor of Business; BA, MBA, William Woods U

BARBARA L. BERWIN (1997) Professor of Music; BS, Dana College; MM, U of Nebraska; PhD, U of Missouri

TARA BRACKMAN (2011) Assistant Professor of Physical Education; BSE, BSAT, Central Methodist U; MA, Lindenwood U

RICHARD BRADLEY (1999) Professor of History and Political Science; Director of the Honors Program; BS, Illinois State U; MA, PhD, U of Illinois

COLLIN BRINK (2007) Associate Professor of Communication; BA, William Jewell College; MA, Southwest Missouri State U; JD, U of Missouri

KEVIN CARNAHAN (2009) Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion; BA, Southwestern College (KS); MTS, Perkins School of Theology; PhD, Southern Methodist U

JOHN J. CARTER (1980) Professor of Political Science; Director of Pre-Law; BA, U of Missouri; MA, U of Central Missouri; PhD, U of Missouri

KRISTIN L. CHERRY (2008) Associate Professor of Communication; BA, Millikin U; MA, PhD, U of Missouri

KENDAL CLARK (Jan. 2013) Associate Professor of Physics; BA, Central Methodist College; MA, Ohio U; PhD, Ohio U 

BARBARA COOK (2020) Assistant Professor of Nursing; BSN, Chamberlain College of Nursing; MSN-Ed, Chamberlain College of Nursing

CRYSTAL COOPER (2018) Assistant Professor; BSN, University of Wisconsin; MSN, University of Missouri

ANGIE CORNELIUS (2004) Professor of Nursing; BSN, William Jewell College; MSN, University of Missouri; DNP, Rush University

HEATHER DOUGHERTY (2010) Associate Professor of Nursing; BSN, Central Methodist University; DNP, University of Missouri

CYNTHIA M. DUDENHOFFER (2006) Associate Professor of Library Science; Director of Smiley Library; BA, MLS, U of Missouri

JESSICA EPPLE-FARMER (2016) Professor of Anatomy and Physiology; BS, Lincoln U; MS, Texas A & M U; PhD, Texas A & M U

REBBECCA FENTON (2015) Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Assistant; Master in Health Care Administration, University of Missouri; BS from Drury University; AAS in OTA from Ozarks Technical College

JOHN A. FLANDERS (1981) Professor of Business and Economics, Co-Director of First Year Program; BSFS, Georgetown U; MA, Stanford U

REBECCA GIBSON (2017) Assistant Professor of Nursing; MSN/FNP, University of Missouri; BSN, University of Missouri; DNP, Resurrection University

ELIZABETH GOLD (2008) Associate Professor of Psychology; BA, Tarkio College; MA, Alfred U; PhD, U of Missouri

JAMES S. GORDON, JR. (1993) Professor of Chemistry; BA, MS, U of Arkansas; PhD, Iowa State U

PAM GORDY (2009) Assistant Professor of Mathematics; BSE, MA, Truman State U

RITA J. GULSTAD (1991) Associate Professor; Provost; BA, MA, MLS, PhD, U of Missouri

DAVID HICKMAN (2017) Assistant Professor of Business; BS, MBA, Columbia College

SUZANNE F. HICKMAN (2018) Assistant Professor; Assistant Dean; BS, Columbia College; M.Ed. William Woods

TERI L. HAACK (2003) Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; BA, U of Central Missouri; JD, U of Missouri

SALLY E. HACKMAN (1999) Associate Professor of Business and Accounting; Director of Professional Education; BS, U of Central Missouri; MBA, U of Missouri

KAVITA HATWALKAR (2010)  Assistant Professor of English.  BA, Wright State U; MA, U of Toledo; PhD, SUNY Stony Brook

MEGAN W. HESS (2004) Professor of Nursing; BSN, Central Methodist College; MSN, U of Missouri; PhD, Capella University

MICHAEL HUGHES (2018) Assistant Professor of Nursing; BSN, Central Methodist University; MSN, University of Missouri

DARYL F. JEFFERIES (2003) Professor of Religion; BA, The Colorado College; MA, PhD, U of Wisconsin

JOE JIMERSON (2014) Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics; BS, MS, Arkansas State U; Master of Divinity, Eden Theological Seminary

TRAVIS W. JOHNSON (2011) Assistant Professor of English ; BA, College of St. Scholastica; MA, PhD, U of Iowa

MARK J. KELTY (2004) Professor of Theatre; AB, MA, PhD, U of Missouri

SUSAN K. LONG (1994) Associate Professor of Psychology; BA, William Jewell College; MEd, U of Missouri

ASHLEY LOUGH (2014) Assistant Professor of Biology; BS, Truman State U; PhD, U of Missouri

ANDREW MCCRADY (2017) Assistant Professor of Mathematics; BA, Truman State University, MA, PhD, University of Missouri

DANA MORRIS (2012) Assistant Professor of Biology; BS, U of Missouri; MS, U of Missouri; PhD, U of Missouri

BRENT A. MYER (2003) Associate Professor of Sociology; BA, U of Nevada, Reno; MA, PhD, U of Missouri

JOSH NICKELLS (2020) Director of Clinical Education, PTA Program; PTA, Linn State Tech College; BA, University of Nebraska

JOHN D. PERKINS (2004) Professor of Music; BS, St. Cloud State U; MM, U of Wisconsin; DMA, U of Texas

PAUL PORNELUZI (1996) Professor of Biology; BS, U of Pittsburgh; PhD, U of Missouri

JOHN C. PORTER (2006) Associate Professor of English; BA, MA, California State U at Fullerton; PhD, U of Missouri

SUSAN QUIGLEY-DUGGAN (2006) Associate Professor of Music; BM, Hartt School of Music; MM, Northern Illinois U; D.MA, U of Connecticut

MOZAFFAR RAHMATPANAH (1983) Professor of Physical Education; BS, Teacher Training College-Iran; MS, Western Illinois U; PhD, U of Missouri

PATRICK D.  REARDON (1993) Associate Professor of Physical Education; Head Softball Coach; BA, Central Methodist College; MS, U of Missouri

ERIC ROBINETTE (1994) Assistant Professor of Computer Science; BA, BS, U of Central Florida; MS, U of Missouri

O. A. ROBINSON (1978) Professor of Philosophy; BA, Westminster College; MA, PhD, U of Missouri

KELLY ROHRBACK (2016) Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, OTA Program; BS in Health Science, Occupational Therapy, University of Missouri

MARYANN RUSTEMEYER (1990) Associate Professor of English and Mathematics; Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching; BA, Central Methodist College; MA, U of Missouri

STACY SCHULTE (2016) Assistant Professor of Nursing; MSN, Central Methodist University; BSN, Central Methodist University

PAMELA SHACKELFORD (2016) Associate Professor of Accounting; BS Columbia College; MBA, Maryville U

JEFFREY A. SHERMAN (1985) Associate Professor of Physical Education; Head Men’s Basketball Coach; BSE, Central Methodist College; MEd, U of Missouri

MELISSA LOEHNIG SIMMONS (2013) Assistant Professor of Music; BA, Whitman College; MM, Florida State U; DM, Florida State U

ANNA SLUSARZ (2017) Assistant Professor of Biology, MA, PhD, University of Missouri

JILL A. SMITH (2015)  Assistant Professor of Education, PhD University of Missouri, M Ed., University of Missouri, BS, Hannibal-LaGrange University

TRAVIS SMITH (2016); Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion; BA Oklahoma City U; MA, Southern Illinois U; PhD, Southern Illinois U

LAUREN STRAND (2016) Assistant Professor of Nursing; BSN, Central Methodist U; MSN, Central Methodist U

CARRIE STRODTMAN (2015)  Assistant Professor of Library Science, BA, Central Methodist Univ,; MLS, University of Missouri-Columbia

GRANT SWICEGOOD (2016) Assistant Professor of Mathematics; BA, U of Montana; PhD; U of Montana

MARCO TAPIA (2017) Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; BA, MS, Columbia College

HOPE TAYLOR (2013) Associate Professor of Nursing; BSN, U of Central Missouri; MSN, Walden U

GREG THURMON (2007) Associate Professor of Biology; BA, Central Methodist College; MA, Northwest Missouri State U

ROY D. VANDELICHT (2008) Associate Professor of Music; Director of Bands; BME, Central Methodist College; MEd, U of Missouri

DORI WAGGONER (2010) Associate Professor of Music; BME, Central Methodist College; MM, U of Missouri; PhD, U of Missouri

SARAH WANSING (2020) Assistant Professor of Nursing; BSN, Central Methodist University; MSN/FNP & CNM, Frontier University

WADE M. WELTON (1992) Associate Professor of Athletic Training; Head Athletic Trainer; BA, Simpson College; MS, U of Central Missouri; DHSc, University of Indianapolis

CLAUDE WESTFALL (2008) Associate Professor of Music; Director of Choral Activities; BS, Southwest Baptist U; MS, Southwest Missouri State U; PhD, U of Missouri

RYAN D. WOLDRUFF (2015)  Assistant Professor of English (Composition), PhD, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, MA, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, BA, William Jewell College

 

Faculty Emeriti

Ken Burres

Thomas Dillingham

Dana Elliott

Rebecca Enochs

Joy Flanders

Mary Beth Frieden

Joseph Geist

Sherri Griffin

Nancy Hadfield

Chester Hanson

Janice Henson

Robert Huston

Virginia Kazmierczak

Keith Keeling

Linda Lembke

Roger Lembke

James Luetjen

Elizabeth McIntosh

William McIntosh

Ann Miller

Shirley Peterson

Ron Shroyer

Eldon Wahlers

Claude Westfall

Kay Winegard

Richard Winegard