The faculty prides itself on its commitment to high standards of teaching and sound scholarly research. Systematic course evaluations by students each semester are taken seriously, and individual faculty have been singled out as nominees and recipients of university Excellence in Teaching awards. The ongoing scholarly research of the faculty is reflected in the program's upper-level courses, as well as in the numerous publications in journals and books or presentations at national and international meetings.

Current Faculty

Robert Cote
Assistant Teaching Professor

Ph.D., Capella University

Rachel E. Craft
Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., University of Kansas-Lawrence

James Craig
Department Chair
Associate Teaching Professor
M.P.A., Harvard University

Larry R. Irons
Associate Teaching Professor
Ph.D, Washington University

Elaina Johns-Wolfe
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Part-Time Faculty

Bryonie Carter
ADB, St. Louis University

Shima Rostami
Ph.D., Lindenwood University

Monica Swindle
M.A. University of Missouri-St. Louis

Kathryn Weber
M.A. University of Missouri-St. Louis

Emeriti Faculty

Robert Keel
Teaching Professor Emeritus
M.A., Washington University

Nancy Shields
Associate Professor Emerita
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Chikako Usui
Associate Professor Emerita
Ph.D., Stanford University