Biographical Information


  • Doctor of Education: December 2014, Lindenwood University, Saint Charles, Missouri
  • Master of Arts: December 1996, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri
  • Bachelor of Arts: May 1984, Drury University, Springfield, Missouri.

Professional Experience:

  • Dean of Academic Affairs, Missouri State University-West Plains, 2013-2020
  • Director of the William and Virginia Darr Honors Program/Assistant Professor of Letters, Missouri State University-West Plains, 1998-2013
  • Assistant to the Chancellor, Missouri State University-West Plains, 2001-2008
  • Interim Chancellor, Missouri State University-West Plains, 2007
  • Special Projects Coordinator, Missouri State University-West Plains, 1997-2001
  • Assistant Director of University Communications, Missouri State University-West Plains, 1992-1997
  • Per Course Instructor, Missouri State University-West Plains, 1989-1992

Positions Held/Professional Organizations:


  • Chair, Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology Oversight Board of Directors
  • Member, South Central (Missouri) Workforce Investment Board
  • Member, Long-Range Plan Steering Committee, City of West Plains, Missouri


  • President, West Plains Board of City Pride, West Plains, Missouri
  • Board Member, Treasurer, and PR Committee Chair for West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Secretary/Founding Member, Ozarks Christian Academy Board of Directors, West Plains, Missouri
  • Member, Howell County Higher and Further Education Task Force
  • Member, Mayor's Task Force on Beautification, West Plains, Missouri
  • Member, Missouri Community Betterment Committee, West Plains, Missouri
  • Member, Heart of the Ozarks United Way Board of Directors
  • Member, West Plains Rotary Club Board of Directors
  • Ex-Officio Member, Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) Board of Directors
  • Member, Missouri Community College Chief Academic Officers
  • Member, Missouri Council of Chief Academic Officers
  • Member, Missouri State University Deans Council