Faculty Spotlights

Dynamic faculty help students create multidimensional educational experiences that bring out the best in every one of our students. U.S. News and World Report recognizes Truman as one of the best regional universities in the Midwest for undergraduate teaching.


Lindsey Dunnagan: The Inadvertent Artist

An experience in the Peace Corps inspired Lindsey Dunnagan to a career as an artist.


Anton Daughters: Connecting the Dots

Through his research, Anton Daughters sees similar patterns across humanity, from fishing communities in Chile to his adopted home in the Midwest.


Kathy Otero: Challenge Accepted

Kathy Otero is no stranger to stepping outside of her comfort zone, and she wants students to do the same.

Julene and students

Julene Ensign: Beyond the Classroom

In addition to preparing physical education teachers to enter the profession, Julene Ensign sets them up for a long and successful career.


Kelly Walter: Something for Everyone

Kelly Walter uses her love of horses to strengthen the Truman equine program and give students real-world experiences.

Video Spotlight

With a specialization in disaster management, Akhilesh’s current research focuses on the allocation of ventilator usage and minimizing shortfalls so that communities with the greatest need can have access to the lifesaving medical technology.