University Of Missouri Faculty

University of Missouri faculty

  • Adnan Kahveci
    Adnan Kahveci was a noted Turkish politician who served as a key advisor to Prime Minister Turgut Özal throughout the 1980s. He was one of the founders in 1983 of the Motherland Party led by Turgut Özal, and later a minister in Özal's government.
  • Ahmos Zu-Bolton
    Ahmos Zu-Bolton II was an activist, poet and playwright also known for his editing and publishing endeavors on behalf of African-American culture.
  • Alasdair Roberts (academic) Alasdair Roberts (academic)
    Alasdair S. Roberts is a Canadian professor at the School of Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and author of articles and books on public policy issues, especially relating to government secrecy and the exercise of government authority.
  • Albert Lewin
    Albert Lewin was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.
  • Anna Marguerite McCann
    Anna Marguerite McCann was an American art historian and archaeologist. She is known for being an early influencer—and the first American woman—in the field of underwater archaeology, beginning in the 1960s.
  • Anne Thompson (artist)
    Anne Thompson is a Brooklyn-based visual artist and creator of the "Central Collective" archive. She received an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2002 and teaches at the University of Missouri. She is represented by Hudson Franklin gallery in New York City.
  • Anthony Lupo
    Anthony R. Lupo is a department chair and professor of atmospheric science at the University of Missouri.
  • Armando Favazza
    Armando Favazza is an American author and psychiatrist best known for his studies of cultural psychiatry, deliberate self-harm, and religion. Favazza's Bodies Under Siege: Self-mutilation in Culture and Psychiatry was the first psychiatric book on this topic.
  • Arnold B. Grobman
    Arnold B. Grobman was an American zoologist.
  • Arthur Melton
    Arthur Weever Melton was an American experimental psychologist, researcher and professor. He served as the editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology for twelve years.
  • Arthur Oncken Lovejoy Arthur Oncken Lovejoy
    Arthur Oncken Lovejoy was an American philosopher and intellectual historian, who founded the discipline known as the history of ideas with his book The Great Chain of Being, on the topic of that name, which is regarded as 'probably the single most influential work in the history of ideas in the...
  • Bahram Mashhoon
    Bahram Mashhoon is an Iranian-American physicist known for his research in General Relativity.
  • Barbara McClintock Barbara McClintock
    Barbara McClintock was an American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. McClintock received her PhD in botany from Cornell University in 1927.
  • Barry Bozeman
    Barry Bozeman is a professor at Arizona State University where he is Director, Center for Organization Research and Design, and Arizona Centennial Professor of Technology Policy and Public Management. He specializes in two disparate fields, organization theory and science and technology policy.
  • Benjamin Minge Duggar
    Benjamin Minge Duggar was an American plant physiologist. He was born at Gallion, Hale County, Alabama.
  • Bill Cubit
    William John Cubit is an American football coach and former player. He was the head football coach at the University of Illinois, first on an interim basis in the 2015 season and then promoted to the post full-time before his dismissal on March 5, 2016.
  • Bill Hollenback Bill Hollenback
    William Marshall "Big Bill" Hollenback was an American football player and coach. He played football at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was selected as an All-American fullback three straight years, from 1906 to 1908.
  • Bob Stull
    Bob Stull is an American college athletics administrator and former college football player and coach. He is currently the athletic director at the University of Texas at El Paso, a position he has held since 1998.
  • Brady J. Deaton
    Brady J. Deaton, is an American educator and was the Chancellor of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.
  • Carl Esbeck
    Carl H. Esbeck is the R.B. Price Distinguished Professor and the Isabelle Wade & Paul C. Lyda Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law. He joined the law faculty in 1981. He has published in the areas of church-state relations and civil rights.
  • Charles A. Ellwood
    Charles Abram Ellwood was one of the leading American sociologists of the interwar period, studying intolerance, communication and revolutions and using many multidisciplinary methods. He argued that sociology should play a role in directing cultural evolution through education of society.
  • Charles E. Hoffman
    Charles "Charlie" E. Hoffman is an American business executive, having served two publicly traded companies as CEO for over 10 years. As of September, 2013 he is the dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, his alma mater.
  • Charles Kiesler
    Charles Adolphus Kiesler was an American educator psychologist and university administrator. He served as chancellor and 19th chief executive officer of the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri.
  • Charles Wilson Greene
    Charles Wilson Greene was an American professor of physiology and pharmacology from Indiana.
  • Charlie Cowdrey Charlie Cowdrey
    Charles E. Cowdrey was an American football coach.
  • Charlie Ross (journalist) Charlie Ross (journalist)
    Charles Griffith Ross was a White House Press Secretary between 1945 and 1950 for President Harry S. Truman.
  • Chester Brewer Chester Brewer
    Chester Leland Brewer was an American football, basketball, baseball, and track and field coach and athletic director.
  • Chip Gubera
    Chip Gubera is an American film director and producer. He also teaches digital media technology at the University of Missouri in the IT Program.
  • Chris Guthrie (law school dean)
    Chris Guthrie is dean of Vanderbilt Law School, one of eight graduate schools located on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Clancy Martin
    Clancy Martin is a Canadian philosopher, novelist, and essayist.
  • Claude B. Hutchison Claude B. Hutchison
    Claude Burton Hutchison was a botanist, agricultural economist, educator, and Mayor of the City of Berkeley, California from 1955 to 1963.
  • Cleo A. Noel Jr.
    Cleo Allen Noel Jr. was a United States ambassador to Sudan who was murdered by the Black September Palestinian terrorist organization in the 1973 attack on the Saudi embassy in Khartoum.
  • Cleo A. Noel, Jr.
    Cleo Allen Noel, Jr. was a United States ambassador to Sudan who was murdered by the Black September Palestinian terrorist organization in the 1973 attack on the Saudi embassy in Khartoum.
  • Clifton C. Edom
    Clifton Cedric "Cliff" Edom, often credited as the "Father of Photojournalism", was prolific in the development of photojournalism education.
  • Craig A. Anderson Craig A. Anderson
    Craig A. Anderson is an American professor and director at the Department of Psychology, Iowa State University in Ames. He obtained his PhD at Stanford University in 1980.
  • Curtis F. Marbut
    Curtis Fletcher Marbut served as Director of the Soil Survey Division from 1913 until his death in 1935. Marbut developed the first formal soil classification scheme for the United States.
  • Damon Evans
    Damon M. Evans is the senior associate athletics director/chief financial officer at the University of Maryland.
  • Daniel Mazia
    Daniel Mazia was an American cell biologist, best known for his 1951 research with Katsuma Dan that isolated the cell structures responsible for mitosis.
  • Dan Lusthaus
    Dan Lusthaus is an American writer on Buddhism. He is a graduate of Temple University's Department of Religion, and is a specialist in Yogācāra.
  • Dave Fultz Dave Fultz
    David Lewis Fultz was an American football and baseball player and coach. He played Major League Baseball as a center fielder in the National League with the Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles, and for the Philadelphia Athletics and New York Highlanders of the American League.
  • David Alan Johnson
    David A. Johnson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Yeshiva University and has previously taught at UCLA, University of Missouri, and Syracuse University.
  • David H. Jonassen
    David Jonassen was an educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in instructional design and educational technology.
  • David H. Pinkney
    David H. Pinkney was a renowned scholar in French history, author, and emeritus professor of History at the University of Washington from 1967 until his retirement in 1984.
  • David Premack
    David Premack was Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, United States. He was educated at the University of Minnesota when logical positivism was in full bloom. The departments of Psychology and Philosophy were closely allied.
  • David Renz
    David O. Renz is a professor of public policy and the director of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
  • David Roediger
    David R. Roediger is the Foundation Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Kansas, where he has been since the fall of 2014. Previously, he was an American Kendrick C. Babcock Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • David Soren (archaeologist) David Soren (archaeologist)
    David Soren is an American archaeologist and former vaudeville performer.
  • Deborah M. Pearsall
    Deborah M. Pearsall is an American archaeologist, specializing in paleoethnobotany. She maintains an online Phytolith database. She is a full professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, where she first began working in 1978.
  • Dennis Crouch
    Dennis David Crouch is an American patent attorney who worked for McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP in Chicago, Illinois, until 2007. In 2007, he accepted a post of associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, Missouri.
  • Dennis R. Heldman
    Dennis R. Heldman is an internationally well-known food engineer. He served as president of the Institute of Food Technologists during 2006–2007.
  • Donald Revell
    Donald Revell is an American poet, essayist, translator and professor.
  • Dorothy Virginia Nightingale
    Dorothy Virginia Nightingale is an American chemist who known for her research into chemical reactions, and particularly for her work on chemiluminscence and her studies of the Friedel-Crafts reaction.
  • E. Andrew Balas
    E. Andrew Balas M.D., Ph.D. serves as Dean and Professor at Augusta University. Balas is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
  • Edgar Allen Edgar Allen
    Edgar Allen was an American anatomist and physiologist. He is known for the discovery of estrogen and his role in creating the field of endocrinology.
  • Ed Robb
    Ed Robb was former member of the faculty at the University of Missouri, the president of a consulting firm, and a former Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives. He resided in Columbia, Missouri, with his wife, Rosa. They have five children: Shawn, Melissa, Tom, David, and Adam.
  • Edwin Penhorwood
    Dr. Edwin Penhorwood is an American composer and currently assistant professor at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
  • Elmer Ellis
    Elmer Ellis was an American educator and fourteenth president of the University of Missouri, from 1955 to 1966, and first president of the University of Missouri System.
  • Elmer Lower
    Elmer Wilson Lower was an American journalist and president of ABC News from 1963 to 1974.
  • Enoch Crowder Enoch Crowder
    Major General Enoch Herbert Crowder, USA commonly referred to as General Crowder, was an American Army lawyer who served as the Judge Advocate General of the United States Army from 1911 to 1923.
  • Eric Greitens Eric Greitens
    Eric Robert Greitens is an American politician, author, and former Navy SEAL, serving as the 56th Governor of Missouri since January 2017. A Democrat until 2015, he switched to the Republican Party. He is the second youngest Governor in the United States, after New Hampshire's Chris Sununu.
  • Erin Morrow Hawley
    Erin Eileen Morrow Hawley is an American attorney and law professor at the University of Missouri School of Law where she teaches federal courts and constitutional law, as well as administrative, tax, and agricultural law.
  • Eugene Van Gent Eugene Van Gent
    Conrad Eugene Van Gent was an American football and basketball player and coach.
  • Franklin Stahl
    Franklin William Stahl is an American molecular biologist and geneticist.
  • Frank Luther Mott
    Frank Luther Mott was an American historian and journalist, who won the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for History for Volumes II and II of his series, A History of American Magazines.
  • Frank Pierrepont Graves Frank Pierrepont Graves
    Frank Pierrepont Graves was Commissioner of the New York State Education Department from 1921 to 1940. Prior to assuming the commissionership, Graves was a noted historian of education, college administrator, and author.
  • Frank Stack
    Frank Huntington Stack is an American underground cartoonist and fine artist. Working under the name Foolbert Sturgeon to avoid persecution for his work while living in the Bible Belt, Stack published what is considered by many to be the first underground comic, The Adventures of Jesus, in 1962.
  • Frederic Hemke
    Frederic J.B. Hemke is an American saxophonist based in South Dakota. He is the son of saxophonist Frederick L. Hemke.
  • Frederick Hanley Seares
    Frederick Hanley Seares was an American astronomer. He worked at Mount Wilson Observatory and won the Bruce Medal in 1940.
  • Frederick Middlebush
    Frederick Middlebush was an American educator and thirteenth president of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri from 1935-1954. His presidency was the longest term ever served at the University.
  • Fritz Gesztesy Fritz Gesztesy
    Friedrich "Fritz" Gesztesy is a well-known Austrian-American mathematical physicist and Professor of Mathematics at Baylor University, known for his important contributions in spectral theory, functional analysis, nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, ordinary and partial differential operators, and...
  • Garnett S. Stokes
    Garnett Sue Stokes is the interim Chancellor, as well as the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of Missouri.
  • George Caleb Bingham George Caleb Bingham
    George Caleb Bingham was an American artist whose paintings of American life in the frontier lands along the Missouri River exemplify the Luminist style. Left to languish in obscurity, Bingham's work was rediscovered in the 1930s.
  • George W. Johnson (academic)
    George William Johnson Jr. was an American academic and academic administrator who served as the President of George Mason University from 1978 to 1996.
  • Giovanni Vignale
    Giovanni Vignale is an Italian American physicist and Professor of Physics at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
  • Grant Guilford
    William Grant Guilford, known as Grant Guilford, is a New Zealand-American academic and administrator, specialising in veterinary nutrition. Guilford is currently the Vice-Chancellor at Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Gwinn Henry Gwinn Henry
    Gwinn Henry was an American football player, track athlete, coach, and college athletics administrator.
  • Hans Jenny (pedologist)
    Hans Jenny was a soil scientist and expert on pedology, particularly the processes of soil formation. He served as 1949 President of the Soil Science Society of America.
  • Harold V. Biellier
    Harold V. Biellier was a noted poultry scientist from Missouri. He also served in the military for much of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1969 Dr. Bieller was made professor of poultry science at University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. He also was an assistant editor for Poultry Science for a decade.
  • Harriet Werley
    Harriet Helen Werley was an American nurse who made early contributions to clinical research and nursing informatics. Werley became the first nurse researcher at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the Army Nurse Corps converted to a baccalaureate-prepared group under her leadership.
  • Harry Hiestand
    Harry Hiestand is the offensive line coach for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. Hiestand earned his bachelor's degree in health and physical education from East Stroudsburg University in 1983.
  • Harry Thomas Cory
    Harry Thomas Cory was an American engineer and professor. He was born in Lafayette, Indiana, the son of Thomas and Carrie Cory.
  • Haskell Monroe
    Haskell Moorman Monroe, Jr. is an American educator and university administrator.
  • H. Clyde Wilson Jr. H. Clyde Wilson Jr.
    H. Clyde Wilson Jr. was a professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri. He was a fellow of American Anthropological Association and member of Sigma Xi. He was politically active running and winning four terms on the city council of Columbia, Missouri and one term as mayor.
  • Henry Lamar Crosby
    Henry Lamar Crosby, known as H. Lamar Crosby, was an American classicist who served as dean of the graduate school of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Henry Liu (civil engineer)
    Henry Liu was a retired American civil engineer and the president of Freight Pipeline Company, now known as EcologicTech.
  • Henry Schulte Henry Schulte
    Henry Frank Schulte was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, baseball, and track and field.
  • Herbert J. Davenport
    Herbert Joseph Davenport was an American economist of the Austrian School, educator and author.
  • Herbert W. Schooling
    Dr. Herbert W. Schooling was an American educator and former chancellor of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. He is the 16th chief executive officer of the Columbia campus and second since the creation of the University of Missouri System.
  • Herman Clarence Nixon
    Herman Clarence Nixon was an American political scientist and a member of the Southern Agrarians.
  • Herman Schlundt
    Herman Schlundt was a United States chemist.
  • Hi Simmons Hi Simmons
    John "Hi" Simmons was the head baseball coach at the University of Missouri from 1937 until 1973. During his tenure, Missouri won one national championship, finished runner-up three other times, appeared in six College World Series and won 11 conference titles.
  • Howard Rusk Long
    Howard Rusk Long was an American journalist and author. He was the manager of the Missouri Press Association, and later became the director of the School of Journalism at the Southern Illinois University.
  • Ilus W. Davis Ilus W. Davis
    Ilus Winfield Davis was mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, United States from 1963 to 1971.
  • Irene Kolodziej
    Archie Leroy Musick was an American painter. He studied under Thomas Hart Benton, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, and Boardman Robinson.
  • Jaber F. Gubrium
    Jaber F. Gubrium is a sociologist and has been a professor in the University of Missouri Department of Sociology since 2002. He chaired the Department from 2002 to 2016. Before that, he was a professor of sociology at the University of Florida and at Marquette University.
  • Jakob Larsen
    Jakob Aall Ottesen Larsen was an American classical scholar. He was known principally for his research on the political status of Ancient Greece.
  • James Birchler
    James A. Birchler is an American biologist currently Curators' Professor at University of Missouri and is an Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His most cited papers are 932 and 722.
  • James E. Cofer
    James Erwin Cofer Sr., is a former president of both Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana.
  • James Kendall Hosmer
    James Kendall Hosmer was a United States educator, historian and writer.
  • James L. Oblinger James L. Oblinger
    Dr. James L. Oblinger was the 13th Chancellor of North Carolina State University.
  • James Thomas Quarles
    James Thomas Quarles was a 20th-century American organist, educator, and academic. He was National President of both the Music Teachers National Association and music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
  • James William Abert James William Abert
    James William Abert was an American soldier, explorer, bird collector and topographical artist.
  • Jeffrey Pasley
    Jeffrey Lingan Pasley is a professor of American history at the University of Missouri, specializing in the Early Republic.
  • Jered Carr
    Jered Byron Carr is a political scientist, professor of urban policy and a former Policy analyst for the Florida State Legislature in the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.
  • Jesse Francis McClendon Jesse Francis McClendon
    Jesse Francis McClendon was an American chemist, zoologist, and physiologist known for the first pH measurement of human stomach in situ.
  • Jill Raitt
    Jill Raitt was the first woman to receive tenure Duke University's Divinity School faculty. She has been influential in the increasing acceptance of women in professional ministerial positions.
  • Jimmy Adegoke
    James O. Adegoke is an award-winning climate scientist and professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he served as Chair of the Department of Geosciences.
  • Jim Whittenburg Jim Whittenburg
    James Penn Whittenburg is a professor of history at the College of William & Mary in Virginia.
  • J. Martin Holman
    James Martin Holman, Jr. is a literary translator, professor, puppeteer, and puppet theater director. He did his graduate work in Japanese literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Joasaph (McLellan)
    Archimandrite Joasaph was American scholar and priest of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia in last year of his life. Since February 2009 until death he served as Chief of the Russian Orthodox Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.
  • John Alexander McGeoch
    John Alexander McGeoch was an American psychologist and educator. Considered a modern functionalist, his interests focused on human learning and memory.
  • John Baptist Wolf
    John Baptiste Wolf was a historian, specializing in modern European history.
  • John C. Merrill
    John C. Merrill is Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
  • John Frederick Nims
    John Frederick Nims was an American poet and academic.
  • John Hiram Lathrop John Hiram Lathrop
    John Hiram Lathrop was a well-known American educator during the early 19th century. He served as the first President of both the University of Missouri and the University of Wisconsin as well as president of Indiana University.
  • John H. McClendon
    John H. McClendon is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University.
  • John J. Jacob (West Virginia) John J. Jacob (West Virginia)
    John Jeremiah Jacob was a Democratic politician from Green Spring, West Virginia. Jacob served two terms as the fourth Governor of the U.S. state of West Virginia. John Jeremiah Jacob was also elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates from Hampshire County in 1868 and from Ohio County in 1893.
  • John Lee (author)
    John Lee is an American writer of thrillers, many of them set in Second World War settings, as well as non-fiction books. He was also a professor of journalism, distinguished by his conscious decision not to take up a doctorate despite having made all the preparations for it.
  • John Miles Foley John Miles Foley
    John Miles Foley was a scholar of comparative oral tradition, particularly medieval and Old English literature, Homer and Serbian epic.
  • John M. Sharp John M. Sharp
    John M. Sharp, Jr. is Dave P. Carlton Professor of Geology at The University of Texas at Austin. He was the President of the Geological Society of America for the period of June 2007-June 2008.
  • John Neihardt John Neihardt
    John Gneisenau Neihardt was an American writer and poet, amateur historian and ethnographer.
  • John Panaretos
    John Panaretos is a Greek educator and statistician. He is Professor of Probability and Statistics at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He was Deputy Minister of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs.
  • John Pickard (academic)
    John Pickard was an American professor of archaeology, art history, and Greek at the University of Missouri.
  • John W. Schwada
    John W. Schwada was an American educator. He served as the chancellor of the University of Missouri in the 1960s and as the president of Arizona State University in the 1970s.
  • Jonathan Sperber
    Jonathan Sperber is an American professor at the University of Missouri and author of modern European History.
  • Joseph Granville Norwood Joseph Granville Norwood
    Joseph Granville Norwood was a medical doctor and scientist who served in a variety of government capacities in the geological exploration of the upper Midwest, and finished his career as a professor of medicine and first dean of the medical school at the University of Missouri in Columbia...
  • Joseph LoPiccolo (psychology)
    Joseph LoPiccolo is an American psychologist and sex researcher who focuses on female sexual response.
  • Judy Troy
    Judy Troy is a Professor at Auburn University, as well as a short story writer and novelist. Before becoming writer-in-residence at Auburn, she taught at Indiana University and the University of Missouri. She received a 1996 Whiting Award.
  • Karen Holvik
    Karen Holvik is an American classical soprano and voice teacher.
  • Kenneth Tse Kenneth Tse
    Kenneth Tse 謝德驥 is a Chinese American classical saxophonist. Tse was mainly self-taught as a youth until he met world-renowned saxophone artist and pedagogue Eugene Rousseau in 1989.
  • Kennon Sheldon
    Kennon Sheldon is a professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. He is known for his research in positive psychology. In 2002 he was a recipient of a Templeton Foundation "Positive Psychology" prize.
  • Kerby A. Miller
    Kerby A. Miller is an American historian, and Emeritus Professor at University of Missouri.
  • Kim A. Wilcox Kim A. Wilcox
    Kim A. Wilcox is the ninth chancellor of the University of California, Riverside. He was appointed on August 8, 2013 and began the position on August 19, 2013.
  • Kurt Bumby
    Kurt Bumby is a forensic psychologist, Senior Manager of the Center for Sex Offender Management, creator of the Bumby scales of cognitive distortion, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry/Medical Psychology with the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.
  • Larry Levis
    Larry Patrick Levis was an American poet.
  • Leonard Blumenthal
    Leonard Mascot Blumenthal was an American mathematician.
  • Lewis Stadler Lewis Stadler
    Lewis John Stadler was an American geneticist. His research focused on the mutagenic effects of different forms of radiation on economically important plants like maize and barley.
  • Linda M. Godwin Linda M. Godwin
    Linda Maxine Godwin Ph.D. is an American scientist and retired NASA astronaut. Godwin joined NASA in 1980 and became an astronaut in July 1986. She retired in 2010. During her career, Godwin completed four space flights and logged over 38 days in space.
  • Lois B. DeFleur Lois B. DeFleur
    Lois B. DeFleur was president of Binghamton University from 1990 to 2010. She came to the university after being provost at the University of Missouri. Before that she had served as a sociology professor at Missouri State University and Washington State University.
  • Lois Knowles
    Lois Knowles was the first woman to become a full professor in the College of Education at the University of Missouri. Dr. Knowles advocated for more women in higher education and co-authored an innovative textbook at the time, Seeing Through Arithmetic.
  • Loren Reid
    Loren D. Reid was a communication professor and an author. In addition to shorter terms of service with other universities, he had a 31-year career at the University of Missouri, including two terms as chair of the Department of Communication.
  • Lyle Campbell
    Lyle Richard Campbell is an American scholar and linguist known for his studies of indigenous American languages, especially those of Central America, and on historical linguistics in general. Campbell is professor emeritus of linguistics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
  • Lynne McMahon
    Lynne McMahon is an American poet.
  • Lynn G. Gref
    Lynn Gref is a technologist and systems engineer, who has done pioneering work in missile systems; command, control and communications systems; and satellite systems.
  • Margaret Sayers Peden
    Margaret Sayers Peden is an award-winning American translator and professor emerita of Spanish at the University of Missouri. She lives and works in Columbia, Missouri.
  • Mark Flinn
    Mark V. Flinn is a biomedical anthropologist, specializing in childhood stress, family relationships and health. His research includes a longitudinal 28-year study of a rural community on the East coast of Dominica.
  • Mathukumalli V. Subbarao
    Mathukumalli Venkata Subbarao was an Indo-Canadian mathematician, specialising in number theory. He was a long-time resident of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Max Friedrich Meyer
    Max Friedrich Meyer was a German-born American psychologist.
  • M. Frederick Hawthorne M. Frederick Hawthorne
    M. Frederick Hawthorne is an inorganic chemist who has made contributions to the chemistry of boron hydrides, especially their clusters.
  • Michael J. Larsen Michael J. Larsen
    Michael Jeffrey Larsen is an American mathematician, a distinguished professor of mathematics at Indiana University Bloomington.
  • Michael Middleton (academic)
    Michael A. Middleton is an American academic, a deputy chancellor emeritus, and a professor emeritus at the University of Missouri School of Law.
  • Milton Glick
    Milton D. Glick was an American educator, researcher and academic administrator who served as 15th president of the University of Nevada, Reno from 2006 to 2011.
  • M. Lynne Cooper
    M. Lynne Cooper is the Curators' Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Missouri. She is known for her research on risk-taking and psychological adjustment of adolescents, young adults, and couples.
  • Nadine Meyer
    Nadine Sabra Meyer is an American poet.
  • Naeem Murr Naeem Murr
    Naeem Murr is a British-born novelist and short story writer of Lebanese descent. He is the author of three novels acclaimed for their dark portraiture and stark, original prose. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife, poet Averill Curdy.
  • Nanette Kay Laughrey Nanette Kay Laughrey
    Nanette Kay Laughrey is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
  • Napoleon Chagnon Napoleon Chagnon
    Napoleon Alphonseau Chagnon is an American anthropologist, professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri in Columbia and member of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Nelson Cowan Nelson Cowan
    Nelson Cowan is the Curators' Professor of Psychology at the University of Missouri. He specializes in working memory, and posits an integrated model of working memory in which representations held in working memory are an activated subset of the representations held in long-term memory.
  • Nicholas Peroff
    Nicholas C. Peroff is an American political scientist, public administrator and professor in Native American studies and Complexity Theory at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, he formerly held teaching positions in Taiwan, South Korea and South...
  • Nigel Kalton Nigel Kalton
    Nigel John Kalton was a British-American mathematician, known for his contributions to functional analysis.
  • Otto Schaden
    Otto John Schaden was an American Egyptologist. He was the field director of the Amenmesse Tomb Project of the University of Memphis.
  • Patrick James (professor)
    Patrick James, is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, and Director of the USC Center for International Studies.
  • Paul C. Nagel
    Paul Chester Nagel was a historian and biographer who was best known for his works for general readers on the Adams and Lee political families, and who also wrote on the history of his home state of Missouri.
  • Peter G. Klein
    Peter G. Klein is an American Austrian School economist who studies managerial and organizational issues. Klein is professor of entrepreneurship at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business and senior research fellow at the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise.
  • Peter Vallentyne
    Peter Vallentyne is Florence G. Kline Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. He holds dual citizenship in the United States and Canada.
  • Peverill Squire
    Peverill Squire is the Hicks and Martha Griffiths Chair in American Political Institutions at the University of Missouri, a political scientist well known for his work on legislative institutions, with specific focus on state legislatures.
  • Philemon Bliss Philemon Bliss
    Philemon Bliss was an Ohio Congressman, the first chief justice of the Supreme Court of Dakota Territory, and a Missouri Supreme Court justice.
  • Rahul Pandit
    Rahul Pandit is an Indian condensed matter physicist, a professor of physics and a divisional chair at the Indian Institute of Science.
  • Raymond Weeks
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