Mr. Dang teaches Intercultural Communication on-line. Mr. Dang is a former restaurant owner with a background in recreation instruction and international consulting. He holds 3 undergraduate degrees from MSSU and an MBA with an international business emphasis from MSU. He has taught for the Robert W. Plaster School of Business Administration. He travels extensively during the summer.
Ms. Garner taught full time at Southern for two years before, sadly, relocating to Fort Scott, KS. She received her BA in Communication from William Jewell College & her Masters in Communication from the University of Missouri/Columbia. She has taught at Southeastern Technical College & at Hannibal-LaGrange College in Hannibal, MO. She also has experience in Public Relations through the American Royal Association and KGRC radio.
Mr. Gullet worked for several newspapers in the Mid-West including 12 years at the Joplin Globe. His photo credits are extensive covering numerous other media outlets. He maintains his shooting and writing skills by accepting contract assignments from a variety of publications. He is a member of the National Press Photography Assn. & Joplin Advertising Federation. His philosophy on life is: Enjoy whatever you do and do it the best you can. His philosophy on photojournalism: Shoot tight, and be creative.
Mr. Hunt is the Creative Services Director for KGCS-TV at Southern. He is also the supervisor for the practicum students at the station and is responsible for production of non-student television programs and special video projects. He has more than 20 years experience in television production.
I work in the Division of Distance Learning at MSSU. I’ve worked for the University for 8 years full-time and 2 years as a sub-contract employee. This means I had my own business and one of my customers was MSSU. This semester I am teaching a First Year Experience course and also as an adjunct for the Communication Department teaching Oral Communication.
Mr. Skibbe is general manager of 88.7 KXMS. He came to MSSU in 1990 from Wichita State Univ. where he was director/general manager of NPR-affiliate KMUW. He also has worked at commercial and public radio stations in IN, NY, IL, TX, & FL since the mid-'70's. He has taught undergraduate and graduate-level Radio-TV communications courses at Wichita State and the Univ. of Texas at El Paso. He earned B.A. and M.A. degrees at The University of Evansville, IN, as well as a M.A. degree at Southern Illinois Univ. He also attended Harlaxton College located in Lincolnshire, England.
Ms. Stiles is the General Manager of KGCS-TV. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Masater of Arts Degree in Spech Communication from Pittsburgh State University. Prior to coming to Joplin, she worked as a television news producer in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As General Manager of KGCS, Stiles works with students, faculty and staff in daily operations, programming, and "Newsmakers." She has taught courses as an adjunct instructor for the MSSU Communication Department for more than 20 years.
Mr. Watkins has been an adjunct for MSSU since Fall 2002. He teaches Oral Communications and Speech/Debate Methods for education majors. In addition to teaching at MSSU, he also teaches speech and debate full-time at Neosho H.S. He and his wife, Laura, have a son, Andrew.
Mr. Weaver graduated from MSSU in 1989 with a degree in Business Admin and from Ozark Christian College with a degree in Education. He completed his Masters at Missouri State in 2005. He was the 1989 MSSU Entrepreneur of the year and is a regular public speaker in area churches and for the City of Duquesne where he serves as assistant to the Mayor. He also served as President of the Board of Aldermen and Police Commissioner from 2005 - 2009. He has been the director of Koinonia Christian Campus Ministry since 1989. He has extensively traveled and is an avid Seattle Seahawks fan.
Ms. Wendt has her B.A. in Speech and English Ed. from Harding University and her Masters in speech communication form Northeast Louisiana University. She is the director of Connection Institute, a division of LifeChoices Medical Clinic in Joplin, where she trains presenters to go into local schools and teach the Adolescent Sexual Health. She is also an adjunct instructor for Ozark Christian College. She co-hosts, with her husband Karl, a three minute segment on a local NBC affiliate morning show called Real Solutions. They have written two books and have been married for 30 years with two daughters, Katie and Samantha.
Ms. Wilson is a proud Alumnus of the Communication Dept. She was one of the five first graduates of the program in 1983. She is in her 25th year at Southern and serves the University as Director of Advising, Counseling and Testing Services (ACTS). As an adjunct she has taught Oral Comm for 9 years and truly enjoys working with students in gaining stronger communication skills. Prior to her experience at Southern, she worked in advertising and public relations for an independent agency and a local trucking firm. She has a Masters in Higher Ed Administration and is currently finishing her doctorate in Higher Ed Leadership.
Dr. Yocum retired in 2009 but continues to teach two classes each semester. She helped with Assessment Day and the administration of the Senior Exit Interviews, which she pioneered in 1988. Her work with teacher training and methods of teaching, began over 40 years ago at the U. of Central Missouri and continued here. It is now being taught by one of her former students who teaches Speech Comm & Debate at Neosho HS. He is also an adjunct faculty member for the department. She is interested in the faculty searches for tenure track positions and replacements for courses she created and/or developed.