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Presidential Engagement Fellows

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

To participate in the Presidential Engagement Fellows program, faculty members are nominated or can self-nominate at the campus level based on their demonstrated excellence, as well as their ability to communicate their research to the public. Fellows participate in a training and orientation session and represent the UM System at a minimum of 3-5 speaking events per year.

This program is administered by the UM System Office of Engagement and Outreach.


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2019-2020 Cohort

Jannette Berkley-Patton
Biomedical and Health Informatics,
University of Missouri-Kansas City
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Audra Merfeld-Langston
Arts, Languages and Philosophy,
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Andrew Clarke
Food Science,
University of Missouri-Columbia
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Leigh Neier
Learning, Teaching and Curriculum,
University of Missouri-Columbia
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Libby Cowgill
Anthropology
University of Missouri-Columbia
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Barbara Pahud
Pediatrics,
University of Missouri-Kansas City
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Ty-Ron (Ty) Douglas
Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis,
University of Missouri-Columbia
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William (Bill) Schonberg
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering,
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Jerry Frank
History,
University of Missouri-Columbia
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Rachel Winograd
Missouri Institute of Mental Health,
University of Missouri-St. Louis
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Manuel Leal
Biological Sciences,
University of Missouri-Columbia
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Gerald Wyckoff
Biological Sciences,
University of Missouri-Kansas City
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Jon McGinnis
Classical and Medieval Philosophy,
University of Missouri-St. Louis
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Lara Zwarun
Communication and Media,
University of Missouri-St. Louis
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John McManus
History,
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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>>View a printable version of the cohort roster (PDF, 1.6MB).

 

Request a Fellow Visit

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 Ashley Rhode (rhodea@umsystem.edu) before completing your speaker request form.

 

Engagement

See where fellows (from current and previous cohorts) have been in Missouri and beyond. Click on the markers on the map below to learn more about where fellows have presented across the state and around the country.

 

Previous Cohorts

2018-2019 Class (Inaugural)

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

Reviewed 2019-12-05