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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Joe Kreizinger

Dr. Joe Kreizinger



106B Fine Arts


660.562.1346 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2001


Department Chair


  • Ph.D. Educational Administration, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Nebraska, 1995
  • M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, University of Nebraska, 1985
  • B.S.Ed. Language Arts, University of Nebraska, 1983

Courses Taught

  • 29-102 Fundamentals of Oral Communication - Education Major Specialization
  • 29-325 Listening Behavior and Skills
  • 43-460 Creative Dramatics
  • 29-480 Methods of Teaching Speech and Theatre
  • 61-569 Multiculturalism in Education

Academic Interests

  • Learning Style Differences and Their Influences on Teaching and Learning
  • Listening as an Integral Component of Communication
  • The First-Year Experience of College Students
  • Creative Dramatics and the Classroom

Scholarly Activity

  • Publications in The Teaching Professor, Journal of the Speech & Theatre Association of Missouri, Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course
  • Published (Co-Authored) two chapters in Fundamentals of Oral Communication text
  • Presented at International Thespian Festival (4), Nebraska Thespian Festival (9), Speech & Theatre Association of Missouri Conference (3), Educational Theatre Association Conference, and American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Conference
  • Directed ten Peer-Reviewed Theatrical Productions
  • Wrote and Directed ten original scripts (short plays)

Student Group Advisement

  • Advisor for Future Speech and Theatre Teachers of Northwest
  • Advisor for Theatre Northwest Representatives

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member, Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Member, Speech & Theatre Association of Missouri
  • Member, Educational Theatre Association