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Northwest Missouri State University

Dave Shadinger

Dave Shadinger



136 Wells Hall


660.562.1947 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2009

Associate Professor


  • Ed.D., Adult & Community College Education, North Carolina State University
  • M.A., Public Relations, Ball State University
  • B.A., Radio, Television & Film, Purdue University

Courses Taught

  • Senior Capstone
  • Public Relations Principles
  • Public Relations Problems: Cases, Concepts and Campaigns
  • Advanced Public Relations Practicum
  • Public Relations Practicum
  • Public Relations Internship
  • Current Topics
  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Academic Interests

  • Dialogic PR theory
  • Interactive Pedagogy

Scholarly Activity

  • Shadinger, D., Clark, E., Smith, H., and Sherry, K. (2015). Community Colleges Maintain Modest Response Rates to Prospective Student Inquiry. Community College Journal of Research and Practice.
  • Shadinger, D. (2015). Toastmaster’s Inspired Pedagogy Changes: From a Speech Class into a Public Relations Course, College Teaching.
  • Shadinger, D. and Daggs, J. (2014). Metamorphosis Stage 2: Year two of a student-run public relations agency experience, Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education. 6, 131-143.
  • Spradling, C., Toomey, D., Shadinger, D., Chappell, S., and Graves, C. (2014). Using Interdisciplinary Teams to Develop Comprehensive Integrated Digital Marketing Communication Campaigns, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. 29(5), 208-218.
  • Shadinger, D. (2014). Community College e-Mail Responses to a Prospective Student Inquiry, Community College Journal of Research and Practice. 1-10. DOI: 10.1080/10668926.2011.632752
  • Shadinger, D. and Toomey, D. (2014). Knacktive: An Interdisciplinary, Team-Based, Educational Experience, College Teaching, 62(2).
  • Shadinger, D. and Gruenwald, P. (2013). Metamorphosis: The evolution of two practicum classes into a public relations agency, Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 5, 15-27.
  • Shadinger, D. (2013). An Analysis of Dialogistic Presence on Community College Web Sites in Nine Mega-States, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 37(12), 925-935, DOI: 10.1080/10668926.2010.515516

Student Group Advisement

  • Alpha Phi Omega (co-ed, national service fraternity)
  • PRomo (student communication agency)

Other Professional Experiences

  • Twenty years professional experience in public relations, marketing, advertising and fundraising.


  • Barbershop-style singing
  • Visual Arts Hobbyist
  • Cooking
  • Gardening