BIT Members

The Team’s purpose is to be a resource to members of the University community who have a concern about a student’s behavior and need the opportunity to consult with professionals who deal with behavioral issues on a more frequent basis. The BIT provides an organized and coordinated method of assessment of the severity of an incident or situation affecting an individual and/or the University community. The BIT determines the need for intervention, identification and activation of appropriate resources and responses, ongoing monitoring, and evaluation of responses and outcomes.

Behavioral Intervention Team Members:

  • Denise Baumann, Associate Director of Residential Life & Services

             Hammons House 101, 417-836-5838,

  • Don Clark, Director of Safety and Transportation

                  Police Substation 111, 417-836-8870,

  • Chris Craig, Associate Provost--Faculty and Academic Affairs
             Carrington Hall 209, 417-836-4589,
  • Doug Greiner, Director of Counseling & Testing

                 Carrington Hall 311, 417-836-5116,

  • Penni Groves, Legal Counsel

                 Carrington Hall 205, 417-836-8507,

  • Jay Huff, Assistant Director of Safety and Transportation

             Police Substation 113, 417-836-8444,

  • Justin Johns, Counseling and Testing Center

             Carrington Hall 311, 417-836-5116,

  • Mike Jungers, Dean of Students, Chair

Plaster Student Union 410, 417-836-5527,

  • Nelia Baughman, Dean of Students Office

                  Plaster Student Union 405, 417-836-4654,

  • Julie Masterson, Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders

            Professional Building 247, 417-836-6505,
  • H. Wes Pratt, Equal Opportunity Officer
            Park Central Office Building 111. 417-836-4252,
  • Rhonda Ridinger, Professor of Kinesiology
            McDonald Arena 119, 417-836-5346,
  • Gary Stewart, Director of Residence Life & Services,

Hammons House 104 , 417-836-5534,

  • Kris Sutliff, Student Ombudsman, Office of the Provost

Pummill Hall 004D, 417-836-5107,

  • Andrea Weber, Student Conduct Coordinator

                 Plaster Student Union 101, 417-836-4386,