Our Faculty

Professor standing in front of students sitting in a classroomTops 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.

Sana Camara
Sana Camara
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 having an opportunity to make a positive impact on his students.
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Vayujeet Gokhale
Vayujeet Gokhale
Physics Department

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 that motivates 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.

Maddie McGregor, Class of 2022