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Presidential Engagement Fellows

Overview

The University of Missouri System is proud of the excellent teaching, breakthrough research and creative achievements, and meaningful engagement by our faculty. The Presidential Engagement Fellows Program was established to share these accomplishments with the citizens of Missouri in their communities to make personal connections and deliver on our important mission to disseminate and apply knowledge for the benefit all Missourians.

To participate in this program, faculty members are nominated at the campus level based on their demonstrated excellence as well as their ability to communicate their research to the public. Fellows will participate in a five-hour training and orientation session and represent the UM System at 3-5 speaking events a year.

The program is administered through the University of Missouri-Columbia's Office of the Vice Chancellor for Extension & Engagement. 


2018-2019 Class (Inaugural)

Diana Ahmad
History and Political Science,
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Rebecca Johnson
Research Center for Human-Animal Intervention,
University of Missouri-Columbia
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Joel Burken
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering,
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Rose Marra
School for Information Science and Learning Technologies,
University of Missouri-Columbia
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Jimi Cook
Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, Orthopaedic/Bio Joint,
University of Missouri-Columbia
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Melissa Mitchum
Plant Sciences,
University of Missouri-Columbia
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Simon Friedman
School of Pharmacy,
University of Missouri-Kansas City
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Patricia Parker
Biology,
University of Missouri-St. Louis
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Andrew Granade
Conservatory of Music and Dance,
University of Missouri-Kansas City
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Chris Pires
Biological Sciences,
University of Missouri-Columbia
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Jane Greer
English and Women's and Gender Studies,
University of Missouri-Kansas City
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Angela Speck
Physics and Astronomy,
University of Missouri-Columbia
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Beth Huebner
Criminology and Criminal Justice,
University of Missouri-St. Louis
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Todd Swanstrom
Political Science,
University of Missouri-St. Louis
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Catherine Johnson
Mining and Nuclear Engineering,
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Request a Fellow Visit Your Community

Members of the Presidential Engagement Fellows Program are available for speaking engagements. Requests for speakers can be submitted through the Request Form.

Request a Presidential Engagement Fellow

As you complete your request for a speaker from the Presidential Engagement Fellows program, please keep the following in mind:

  • There is no cost to your group to host a speaker; their participation is covered as part of the Presidential Engagement Fellows program.
  • Speakers are booked on a first come, first served basis, with preference to groups of 25 or more. We encourage groups to come together in requesting speakers.
  • Speakers are scheduled according to availability; some speakers may be unavailable for an event.
  • Plan ahead to allow sufficient time for the University to make necessary travel arrangements with the speaker and prepare travel logistics.
  • Consider your audience and provide the necessary information with your request so speakers can tailor their remarks to fit your group.
  • Consult the speaker information above for supporting materials.

If you have questions about requesting a speaker, please reach out to Tracy Feller (FellerT@missouri.edu) before completing your speaker request form.


See Where the Fellows have been in Missouri

Coming soon!

Reviewed 2018-04-12.