Cynthia Peterson


Cynthia Peterson

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Professor of Communication

BA; Speech & Theater Education, 1974, Bethany Nazarene College (Southern Nazarene University)
MA; Communication Studies-Organizational Communication, 1995, University of Kansas
PhD; Communication Studies-Organizational Communication, 2005, University of Kansas

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“I love the interaction with and development of students as they progress through their academic careers. I also love making faith relevant to my discipline and the liberal arts.”

—Cynthia Peterson

Awards & Honors
Involvement at MNU

Awards & Honors

  • Graduate Teaching Award from The University of Kansas, 1990
  • The Basic Communication Course from Kansas University, 1989
  • 20 Year Service Award from MNU


  • "A Case Study of Leadership During Change at Midwest: An Institution of Higher Education" (2005 Dissertation)


  • National Communication Association Conference 2013: Impact of the Common Core Curriculum on University Teacher Education Programs (Panel Participant)

Involvement at MNU

  • Director of Freshman Seminar

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Liberty, MO 64068
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