Faculty and Staff

Our faculty are leaders in their chosen fields, and they have connections with working professionals who can help connect you with job and internship opportunities. Above all, our faculty and staff are committed to helping you succeed in your academic endeavors.

Department head

Geography faculty

Dr. Robert T. Pavlowsky

Dr. Robert T. Pavlowsky

Distinguished Professor
Director of the Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute

Geology faculty

Dr. Douglas R. Gouzie

Dr. Douglas R. Gouzie

Departmental Director of Graduate Studies

Planning faculty

Diane M. May

Diane M. May

Faculty Emeritus
Director of the Center for Resource Planning and Management

Per-course and adjunct faculty

  • Tom Aley
  • Adam Coulter
  • George H. Davis
  • Jack Dill
  • Neil Guion
  • Cheryl McClease
  • Breanna Michelfelder
  • Matt Pierson
  • Rick Snyder
  • Brian Viele
  • Nancy Williams

Emeritus faculty

Other emeritus faculty

  • Stanley Fagerlin, PhD
  • Russel Gerlach, PhD
  • Milton D. Rafferty, PhD

Former faculty

  • Charles Collins, MA (1936-2014)
  • Donald McInnis, PhD (1932-2008)
  • James Skinner, PhD Retired, Dec. 31, 2004
  • Kenneth C. Thomson, PhD (1940-2004)