Michael L. Frizell


Bear Claw

Role: Staff
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Bear Claw
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MFA, Creative Nonfiction, 2014, University of Arkansas at Monticello
  • MA, English, 2000, Missouri State University
  • MA, Theatre, 1996, Southwest Missouri State University
  • BA Theatre, 1991, College of the Ozarks 


  • THE 397: In-School Players

Professional experience

  • Director of the Writing Center & Peer Assisted Study Session Programs

Research and professional interests

  • Creative nonfiction
  • Graphic novels
  • Learning centers and student support

Awards and honors

  • Level 4 – Lifetime Certification, Learning Center Leadership: The National College Learning Center Association, 2013.
  • “Outstanding Faculty Member Award.” Missouri State University Fraternity and Sorority Life, 2010.
  • “Outstanding Faculty Advisor.” Missouri State University Greek Life, 2009.
  • “Outstanding Faculty Advisor.” Sigma Kappa Sorority. Missouri State University Greek Life, 2008.
  • “Most Inspirational Teacher,” Missouri State University Pan-Hellenic Council, 2006.
  • “Most Supportive Faculty Member,” Missouri State University Pan-Hellenic Council, 2005.
  • Outstanding Sorority Advisor, The Delta Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Kappa, Missouri State University, 2004 – 2005.
  • College Award for Educational Excellence in Teaching, Southwest Missouri State University, 2004.

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