Faculty Voices

Like the students they teach, Webster University faculty members are multidimensional. They cannot not be defined strictly by academic interests. While they bring impressive academic excellence and expertise into the classroom, the way they connect with students and impact their learning experience goes beyond that.

The Voices series captures a peek into some of these faculty members’ unique personalities, teaching style and research interests – inside and outside the classroom.


Yin Lam Lee-Johnson by window“Every student learns to build a community with me as a facilitator.”

Yin Lam Lee-Johnson, PhD »

Yin Lam Lee-Johnson by window“I want to go out giving my best to the students." 

Dan Hellinger, PhD »

Gina Jensen“I am motivated by helping students find their voices."

Gina Jensen, MA »

Van McElwee posing in gallery“When students are excited about their work, they learn eagerly.”

Van McElwee, MFA »

Basiyr Rodney“I am inspired by hands-on, student-centered experiences.”

Basiyr Rodney, EdD »

Alicia Mack, Department of Dance“I am here to support my students in reaching their goals, no matter what they are.”

Alicia Mack, MA »

Joe Roberts posing for portrait“I’m motivated to help students take charge of their futures.”

Joe Roberts, PhD »

Eric Goedereis, Department of Psychology“It’s okay to swing for the fences and fail.”

Eric Goedereis, PhD »

Trent Patterson“The students I teach are inspiring and motivate me to always work harder.”

Trent Patterson, DMA »

Simone Cummings, PhD“I’m excited about finance! I try to get our students to feel the same.”

Simone Cummings, PhD »