Dr. Maureen Templeman, assistant professor in the department of psychology, and Dee Telting, clinical associate professor in the department of communication sciences and disorders, are two members of our incredible MCHHS faculty.
We are so thankful to have them!
What’s been the funniest or craziest thing to happen in your classroom?
Templeman: Last year was my first year here and I taught all my courses online. While I haven’t had anything out of the ordinary happen in one of my in-person classes yet, I’ve been happy to get to interact with students face-to-face and to learn about their goals and aspirations.
Telting: I decided to reward my graduate student class with candy. Each time they answered a question correctly, I would throw a piece of candy to them. It was all fun and games until I hit one of them in the head with a mini Snickers bar!!!
Where are you from?
Templeman: Tampa, Florida
Telting: I’m originally from Oklahoma but have lived in Springfield for 32 years. I’m an Army brat, so we moved a lot when I was young, but I still consider myself an Okie.
What brought you to Missouri State?
Templeman: I worked here at the English Language Institute from 2006 to 2011. When I was job searching while finishing up my PhD, the position opened in the gerontology program and I jumped on the opportunity to return.
Telting: I originally came to Missouri State in the 90s when it was Southwest Missouri State University, and I was hired as a professor in speech language pathology. I left the university to go into clinical practice and remained there until my recent return to MSU. I returned to Missouri State two years ago to teach students speech language pathology.
What’s your favorite part about working here?
Templeman: I love how student-centered our university is!! It’s fun that faculty can get involved in so many aspects of campus life.
Telting: The students, definitely! Seeing them grow and learn is the best part. I also love teaching my undergraduate class, Neural Bases in Speech and Hearing and my graduate class, Voice Disorders.