College of Arts and Letters - Uniting Passion and Creativity

COAL 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.


Deans

Dr. Gloria J. Galanes

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

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Mark M. Biggs

Mark M. Biggs

Interim Associate Dean
Associate Professor

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

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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.

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Raymond F. Castrey

Raymond F. Castrey

Director of Missouri Fine Arts Academy

Barbara J. Jones

Barbara J. Jones

Director Special Events Coal

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.

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David G. Pettus

David G. Pettus

Distributed User Support Specialist

Provides classroom and technical end user support for the Communication, Music, and Theatre & Dance departments.

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Karen J. Smith

Karen J. Smith

Executive Assistant II

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.

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Brooks L. Travis

Brooks L. Travis

Distributed User Support Specialist

Provides technical end user support for the English and Modern & Classical Languages departments, plus all classrooms and computer labs in Siceluff Hall.

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Darin S. Wallace

Darin S. Wallace

Budget Officer

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

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Academic Department Heads

Dr. Julie C. Combs

Dr. Julie C. Combs

Department Head
Professor

JCombs@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-5648

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

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Dr. Christopher J. Herr

Dr. Christopher J. Herr

Interim Department Head

CJHerr@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-4400

THEATRE & DANCE

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Dr. Jason R. Jolley

MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES; Teaching: Elementary Spanish I, Spanish Translation, Spanish American Civilization and Culture, Spanish Conversation and Composition

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Dr. Mary Jane Pardue

Dr. Mary Jane Pardue

Interim Department Head

MJPardue@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-5218

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

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Dr. Shawn T. Wahl

Dr. Shawn T. Wahl

Department Head

COMMUNICATION; Teaching & Research Areas: instructional communication, rhetoric and culture

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