Recommendations from the Humanities Division at MBU

September 6th is National Read a Book Day and we want to share some book recommendations from MBU’s humanities division! Check out our professors’ favorites below.


Rossano Deal has something of a dream job — his position leads him across the islands of the Bahamas capturing the magic and beauty of the country. Graduating from MBU in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast media, he started his career in videography. As senior editor and videographer for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, his videos are used in advertising to draw vacationers to visit the islands.

Deal values his education at MBU and finds joy in passing on his knowledge to encourage others. Once the pandemic is over, Deal plans to take more global opportunities within the field of broadcast media and video production.


He was just 22 years old when he was deemed a murderer. Hearing those words spill from a murderer’s mouth left two MBU alumni feeling overwhelmed but hopeful. They were interviewing an individual who was convicted of murder in his own house, and the process was unlike anything they had…


Missouri Baptist University’s Director of Early College Partnerships, Kim Cochran, joined the MBU family in the fall of ’00 as an adjunct math professor. Since 1983, Early College Partnerships (ECP), formerly called EXCEL, has provided high school students the opportunity to earn university credit. This past year, ECP served more…


by DR. LEKESHA DAVIS

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to help others. I didn’t always know what that would look like, I just knew, on some level, that it was always my calling.

I lived in a bubble of “we are all the same” until…


In the science hallway at Missouri Baptist University, you are likely to find students sketching metabolic pathways, titrating an acid with a base or using mnemonics to memorize the cranial nerves. …


DR. ANDY CHAMBERS, MBU’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, didn’t always appreciate the value of a Christian liberal arts education.

Chambers studied mechanical engineering as an undergraduate at Missouri University of Science and Technology — and he stayed away from what some people call the “soft” disciplines…


Happy National Donut Day!

On this national donut day we asked Taira Schertz, Director of Student Life and MBU’s Donut Connoisseur, to share her top ten list of donut shops around the area. St. …


MBU Alumni, James Keeton

James Keeton saw the need for change in his community — then he got to work. Keeton watched circumstances lead youth in his community down a tumultuous path and he was determined to lead them to change.

MBU alumni, James Keeton (’13, ’17) currently serves as the director of programs…

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