Executive leadership

Stephen P. Roberts, Ph.D.
Vice Provost and Dean


Stephen Roberts leads the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business, a reactor of innovation, creativity, and discovery where students and faculty work side-by-side to create and share knowledge and understanding. Previously, Roberts was a professor and chair of biology at Central Michigan University. He earned a Ph.D. in biology from Arizona State University in 1998. His research is related to the integrative biology of insects. He specializes in the study of honeybees and solitary bee species, and has won several research awards from the American Physiological Society and the Society for Integrative Comparative Biology.

Kate Drowne, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Kate Drowne oversees curriculum and instruction matters, implementation of strategic planning related to academic programs, program development and faculty recruitment, and academic program reviews with the department chairs in the college. She teaches courses in the American novel, the American short story, contemporary American literature, the American 1920s, rhetoric and composition, and research writing. Her scholarship focuses largely on the intersection of literature and popular culture in the American 1920s and beyond. A Massachusetts native, she 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.

Melanie R. Mormile, Ph.D
Interim 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. Mormile holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Oklahoma. 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 was named Missouri S&T’s Woman of the Year in 2008. She serves as the main faculty advisor for the Mars Rover design team and has since its inception in 2012. Prior to joining the CASB team, she served as associate provost of faculty affairs.


Kristen Gallagher

Executive Director for Development

Linda Bramel

Executive Assistant

Diane Read

Fiscal Manager

Cindy Heck

Office Support Assistant