Roberta A. Rowe



Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MA, 2003, Southwest Missouri State University
  • BA, 2001, University of Missouri - Kansas City


  • COM 115 Fundamentals Public Speaking
  • COM 305 Service Learning: Communication
  • COM 315 Public Speaking II.
  • COM 397 Special Topics in Communication
  • IDS 110 Introduction to University Life

Research and professional interests

Teaching Fundamentals of Public Speaking is very rewarding. In this class I get to witness students with high anxiety about public speaking become confident, eloquent speakers in only a few weeks! This type of growth is not always evident in other types of courses. Another interest for me is gender studies and inter-cultural communication. My particular focus has been about the portrayal of Native Americans in film and how stereotypical portrayals of a group of people can become society’s perception of that group. Recently I’ve become interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning; I am engaged in various programs to learn more about this area.

Awards and honors

  • Outstanding Oral Presentation Award, SMSU Interdisciplinary Forum. (2003).
  • Boritzki Scholar Nominee, Missouri State University. (2002).