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Communication Faculty and Staff

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Ward Bryant, Associate Professor, Department ChairWard Bryant

Ward Bryant is Department Chair. He teaches Mass Communication courses. He has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree and a Master of Science degree in Radio, Film, and Television, both from the University of Kansas. He has been involved with many kinds of productions for television. He taught at Missouri State University before coming to Missouri Southern in 1992.  

Ward Bryant
Webster Hall, Room 362
417-625-9710


Ms. Kisa Clark, MAKisa Clark

Masters in Communications from University of Arkansas

Teaching Responsibilities: Mass Communication, Cultural Studies in Communication
Research Interests: Cultural Studies and Documentary Film Production
Advising Areas: Mass Communication

Office: Webster 134
Phone: 417-625-3120
E-mail: clark-k@mssu.edu 

Dr. Hyunjung Kim, Assistant ProfessorHyunjung Kim photo

Hyunjung Kim teaches Media Convergence (New Media) and Research Methods at Missouri Southern. She has a Ph.D. in Communication from SUNY at Buffalo, and her doctoral thesis is online knowledge sharing behavior in marketing and health communication. She also earned her Master's  in Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) from Florida State University. She conducting research in developing the theory and model of e-Mavenism in new media and marketing/health promotion fields.

Dr. Hyunjung Kim
Webster Hall, Room 137
417-625-3592


Dr. Natalie Grecu, Ph.D.Natalie Grecu

Masters in Organizational Communication from University of Colorado
Doctorate in Strategic Communication/Enivromental Communication from Washington State University

Teaching Responsibilities: Public Relations, Crisis Communication, Oral Communication, Nonverbal Communication
Research Interests: Mulit-Stakeholder Engagement, Dialogic Communication
Advising Areas: Public Realtions

Office: Webster 363
Phone: 417-625-3139
E-mail: grecu-n@mssu.edu 

Mr. Kelly Larson, Associate ProfessorKelly Larson Photo

Masters of Arts in Communication and Education Track from North Dakota State University
Doctorate in Communication and Educational Leadership from University of Missouri

Teaching Responsibilities: Oral Communications, Research Methods, Persuasion 
Research Interests: First-year teachers and mentoring
Advising Areas: Communication Education, Mass Communication

Office: Webster 358
Phone: 417-625-3196
E-mail: larson-k@mssu.edu 

Shanna Slavings, Assistant ProfessorShanna Slavings

Shanna Slavings teaches Speech Communication courses. She earned both her Master's in Communication (May 2010) and Bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication with a minor in Management (August 2008) from Missouri State University in Springfield and an Associate of Arts in General Studies (June 2005) from Missouri State University in West Plains, Mo.

Ms. Shanna Slavings
Webster Hall, Room 356
417-625-9654


Olive Sullivan, Assistant ProfessorOlive Sullivan photo

Olive Sullivan, assistant professor of communication and publications manager for The Chart, holds a Bachelor's in English/Communication from Pittsburg State University and a Master's in English/Rhetoric from the University of Colorado - Denver.  She has worked for The Morning SunEl Amanecer, The Girard Press and The Carthage Press and other publications. She taught in Colorado and New Mexico and at PSU and Labette Community College.  She has published fiction, poetry, and creative essays in anthologies and magazines in the U.S., Canada, and England.  

Ms. Olive Sullivan
Webster Hall, Room 332
417-625-9823

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