Executive leadership

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Kate Drowne, Ph.D.
Interim Vice Provost and Dean


Kate Drowne
leads the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB), a reactor of innovation, creativity and discovery where students and faculty work together to create and share knowledge and understanding. Drowne oversees curriculum and instruction matters, implementation of strategic planning of academic programs, program development and faculty recruitment, and academic program reviews.

Drowne is a professor of English and was the first director of Missouri S&T’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society, which facilitates research and educational collaborations among humanists, social scientists, natural scientists and engineers. Drowne also implemented the First Year Research Experience program that creates opportunities for CASB undergraduate students to partner with faculty mentors on original research projects.

A Massachusetts native, Drowne received her M.A. in English from the University of Connecticut and her Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her scholarship focuses largely on the intersection of literature and popular culture in the American 1920s and beyond. 

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Melanie R. Mormile, Ph.D
Associate Dean for Research and External Relations


Melanie Mormile facilitates major research initiatives and proposals, oversees responsible research conduct and safety, and manages comprehensive external relations programs. Prior to joining the CASB team, she served as associate provost of faculty affairs.

Mormile is a professor of biological sciences and an environmental microbiologist whose research interests include the ecology of extremophilic microorganisms and their potential industrial use. She joined the Missouri S&T faculty in 1999 and has received numerous faculty excellence awards. Mormile serves as the main faculty advisor for the Mars Rover design team and has since its inception in 2012.  She was named S&T's Woman of the Year in 2008.

Mormile holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Oklahoma.

Shannon Fogg, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Shannon Fogg
works with department chairs to oversee curriculum and instruction matters; implement strategic plans related to academic programs, program development, and faculty recruitment; and facilitate academic program reviews within the college.

Fogg joined the S&T faculty in 2004 as assistant professor of history and political science, and was named associate professor in 2011, department chair in 2015 and professor in 2016. In 2014 she was named S&T’s Woman of the Year.

Fogg holds doctoral and master of arts degrees in history from the University of Iowa. She is a European historian who specializes in the history of modern France with an emphasis on the social history of World War II and the Holocaust. Fogg is the author of two published, peer-reviewed books and numerous book chapters, articles and presentations in her fields of expertise. 


Kristen Gallagher

Executive Director for Development

Linda Bramel

Executive Assistant

Diane Read

Fiscal Manager

Elaina Manson

Business Support Specialist