Tops in Teaching
Our professors pursue excellence in teaching—guiding, mentoring, and challenging you to explore the questions that matter. Because of their unparalleled commitment to teaching, U.S. News and World Report recognized Truman as one of the best regional universities in the Midwest for undergraduate teaching.
Students Are the Top Priority
With a genuine interest in helping you develop your full potential, your professors put teaching you first. They want to make sure you are fully engaged in your learning so you can discover your personal and professional purpose. Their open-door policy means you can drop by their offices to discuss class, get extra help on an assignment, or just chat about the day’s events.
For 31 years, Ron Rybkowski has been a fixture in the Theatre Department. He is the technical guru of the department and has helped design, build, and light stages for so many productions there is not enough space to list them all here.
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In addition to overseeing the Observatory, Vayujeet Gokhale teaches astronomy, astrophysics, astrobiology, and meteorology. No matter what level he’s teaching, he likes to create an environment in which the student feels motivated and excited about learning the material.
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Classical and Modern Languages Department
Originally from Senegal, a country in West Africa, Sana Camara has made Kirksville his home for nearly 30 years. He enjoys small-town life and enjoying having an opportunity to have a positive impact on his students.
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My professors take the time to get to know me, which I appreciate. They also seem to care about bettering my academic experience at Truman.