Administrative Staff

Review the names and faces of those who guide the College of Arts & Letters towards its mission to promote learning, scholarship, and service to the broader community in all aspects of human communication.


Dr. Gloria J. Galanes

Teaching & Research Areas: group communication, organizational communication, public dialogue, intercultural communication, research methods

Mark M. Biggs

College Interdisciplinary Programs, Electronic Arts, Recruitment, Technology and Major Equipment Planning

Deans' Staff

Angela J. Barker

Angela J. Barker

Instructional Technology Support Specialist

Provides support to the faculty, staff, and students by recommending technology-based solutions that improve ongoing College operations, facilitate completion of projects, and support faculty in teaching and research.

Megan Frauenhoffer

Coordinator of the Missouri Fine Arts Academy

Melissa B. Herr

Director of the Missouri Fine Arts Academy

Barbara J. Jones

Plans, organizes, promotes and produces all aspects of the Ozarks Celebration Festival and other special events for the College, including budget administration and negotiation of event related contracts.

Dawn M. McIntyre

Coordinates the budgeting, financial record keeping and reporting of the cost center, assisting administrators regarding financial decisions.

David G. Pettus

Provides classroom and technical end user support.

Karen J. Smith

Relieves dean of operational and administrative details and performs diverse and responsible administrative assistant functions with a thorough knowledge of University policies, procedures and operations.

Academic Department Heads

Dr. Julie C. Combs

MUSIC; Teaching: MUS 103, MUS 107/108/208, MUS 298, MUS 307/308

Dr. Jason R. Jolley

MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES; Teaching: Advanced Spanish, Hispanic Literature and Culture, Degree papers, Translation

Dr. Mary Jane Pardue

MEDIA, JOURNALISM AND FILM; Research and professional interests: Business journalism, local/family-owned newspaper journalism

Dr. Shawn T. Wahl

Teaching & Research Areas: communication, instructional communication, rhetoric and culture.