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School of Business Administration

School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Meet your deans

David Roebuck

Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Since earning his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Mississippi, Dr. Roebuck has been teaching in higher education. A member of the Columbia College family since 1996, he has taught political science courses, overseen degree development, coordinated the honors program, chaired departments and acted as interim dean for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Roebuck has also long been a valued member of the Columbia, Missouri, community working on and off campus on various committees and volunteer projects.

Shanda Davis

Dean of the School of Business Administration

With a career spanning from Controller to professor, Dr. Davis has been involved in the business world for decades. With an MBA from Minnesota State University and a Ph.D. in Institutional Analysis from North Dakota State University, she has taught various business courses throughout the country and abroad.

Dr. Davis has served as a Director of Strategic Planning, and was the Dean of the Gary Tharaldson School of Business. She also owns a personal consulting business and is a member of the Association of Institutional Research and numerous other committees.

Sarah Vordtriede-Patton

Dean of the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

A Board certified entomologist, Dr. Vordtriede-Patton earned her Ph.D. from St. Louis University. Attaining the rank of Captain, she served as the medical entomologist for the U.S. Army Reserve and was nominated as Most Outstanding Advisor while serving as a lecturer at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Dr. Vordtriede-Patton advanced from professor to chair to interim Dean at St. Ambrose University and has served on a number of educational committees. Dr. Vordtriede-Patton is widely published for her entomological work.


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