Department Chair

Dr. Nathan Nelson
B.A. University of Minnesota
M.A.T. Northwestern University
M.A. University of Minnesota
Ph.D. University of Minnesota
British Literature and Critical Theory

Melanie Box – Administrative Assistant


Dr. Diane Awbrey
B.A. Evangel College
M.A. University of Missouri, Columbia
Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia
British Literature, History and Structure of the English Language

Michael Buesking
United States Army Veteran
B.A. Southern Illinois University
M.S. Southern Illinois University
M.F.A. University of Missouri, Columbia
Painting, drawing and art history

Stan Maples
B.F.A. Missouri State University
M.F.A. University of Nebraska
Graphic Design and Sculpture

Jennifer Morrison
B.S. Drury University
M.A. Missouri State University
Coordinator of Freshman Composition and TESL/TEFL program

LaDonna Friesen
B.A. Evangel University
M.A. Missouri State University
Literature and Creative Writing

Dr. Vickie Wisdom
B.A. Evangel College
M.B.A. Missouri State University
Ed.D. University of Missouri, Columbia
Theatre Performance and Theatre Education
Dr. Luke Gibbs
B.A. Evangel University
M.A. Missouri State University
Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia
British and American Literature

Barbara Howard
B.A. University of Missouri, Columbia
M.A. University of Missouri, Columbia
Composition and Literature

Dara Brannan
B.A. Evangel University
M.S. Missouri State University
Director of The Write Place
Dr. Brenda Adcock
B.A. Texas A&M University
M.A. University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D. Texas Tech University
Spanish Language and Literature

 Adjunct Faculty

Elizabeth Stoyeff David Bigelow
Lane Simmons James Hawkins
Cole Trent Cynthia Everson
Sara Schall Sarah Simmons
Christopher Kinney Lori Lawley
Mitch Yung & David Bigelow

Faculty Art Exhibit at Evangel University in November

An art exhibit by two members of the Evangel University faculty will open with a public reception Friday, Nov. 2, from 6:30-8 p.m. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. David Bigelow will be showing prints and Mitch Yung will be showing ceramics for the month-long exhibit. The Evangel Art Gallery is located on ...

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Clare Vanderpool will speak in a public event April 26, and to EU students only on April 27. // PHOTO: Provided

Evangel to host Clare Vanderpool, Newbery Award-winning author, April 26 & 27

Evangel University will host Clare Vanderpool, a Newbery Award-winning author, for a public presentation on children’s literature and creative writing, Thursday, April 26, from 7-8 p.m. The lecture, reception and book signing are free and open to the public. The event will be held in the AG Theological Seminary at Evangel, on the north end ...

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Nearly 50 faculty and staff were honored at the 2017 Christmas banquet at Evangel University.

Service awards presented to faculty & staff at Christmas celebration

The Evangel University family gathered for the annual Christmas  banquet on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in the Crusader Dining Hall. Members of the faculty, staff, retirees and spouses enjoyed the music, fellowship, a humorous game led by Hector Cruz and an amazing buffet dinner. One highlight of the annual event was when President Carol Taylor ...

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Jon Spence as Ebenezer Scrooge is confronted by the Ghost of Christmas Future during an early dress rehearsal of A Christmas Carol at Evangel University, to be presented Nov. 15-18 in the Barnett Theatre. // PHOTO BY: Paul K. Logsdon

Evangel Theatre presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

The Evangel University Theatre Program will present an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s 1843-classic, A Christmas Carol, Nov. 15 through 18, in The Barnett Theatre, under the direction of Dr. Vickie Wisdom. “My favorite part of this adaptation is the inclusion of Dickens as the narrator,” said Dr. Wisdom, associate professor of theatre. “The element of ...

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Jennifer Morrison (center) proudly displays her award with Denise Mussman, MIDTESOL awards chair, and Melissa Meisterheim, MIDTESOL president. // (Provided)

Evangel English prof honored for service to MIDTESOL

Jennifer Morrison, assistant professor of English at Evangel University, received the Distinguished Service Award from Mid-America Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MIDTESOL) on Sept. 30, 2017, at the organization’s annual conference in Kansas City. MIDTESOL is a professional teaching organization that supports English language teachers in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. There ...

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