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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


Kisa Clark, Lecturer, CommunicationsKisa Clark

Kisa Clark teaches Mass Communication courses at Missouri Southern State University. She earned her Master’s in Communication with emphasis in Mass Communication and Documentary Film production from the University of Arkansas in 2014 and her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in broadcasting from Missouri Southern State University in 2011. She has also taught English courses in Spain and Costa Rica

Ms. Kisa Clark
Webster Hall, Room 134
417-625-3120

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, Assistant ProfessorNatalie Grecu

Natalie Grecu teaches Intro to Public Relations, Crisis Communication, Ethics in Strategic Communication, and Nonverbal Communication at Missouri Southern. She has a Ph.D. in Communication from Washington State University. Her doctoral thesis is: Engaging Environmental Issues: An Adaptive Communication Model and Approach to Exploring Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Lake Water Quality. She earned her Master's  in Organizational Communication from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Purdue University

Dr. Natalie Grecu
Webster Hall Room 363
417-625-3139


Kelly Larson, Associate ProfessorKelly Larson Photo


Kelly B. Larson
an Associate Professor and the Director of Forensics (Speech and Debate). He came to MSSU from the U.S. Military Officer Corps serving in the Gulf during two combat tours. He has a Bachelor's degree in Speech Communication and Business Administration from North Dakota State University. He has a Master's Degree from NDSU in Communication/Governmental Information. He  is a Ph.D. (ABD) candidate at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Kelly has taught customs and courtesies to Saudi Arabian national guard troops, and  taught students with oral comprehension anxiety. 

Mr. Kelly Larson
Webster Hall, Room 358
417-625-3196


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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