Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship for Faculty Excellence Recipients Announced

Three Truman faculty members, Carol Cox, Michael Kelrick and Ian Lindevald, have been honored with the Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship.

President Darrell Krueger, along with Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Troy Paino, surprised the faculty members with the $10,000 Fellowship Feb. 2.

Cox, professor of health, has been a member of the health and exercise sciences faculty at Truman since the 1994-1995 school year. She received her Bachelor of Science in health education and physical education from Slippery Rock University, followed by a master’s degree in counseling from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in health education from Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include school health programming and worksite health promotion programs.

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President Darrell Krueger, Carol Cox and Provost Troy Paino


President Darrell Krueger, Michael Kelrick and Provost Troy Paino

Kelrick, a professor of biology and director of interdisciplinary studies, has been a member of the Truman faculty since 1987. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Utah State University. Kelrick’s research interests include conservation biology, and most recently, population dynamics modeling of a rare plant species in Missouri.

Lindevald, an associate professor and chair of the physics department, has been at Truman since 1992. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Gettysburg College and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. His research interests include modal characteristics of clarinet reeds, imaging vibrations of surfaces using holography and sound propagation in nonuniform waveguides-horns.


President Darrell Krueger, Ian Lindevald and Provost Troy Paino

Alumni Walker and Doris Allen established the Fellowship eight years ago with one of the largest outright gifts ever made to the Truman State University Foundation.

Walker W. Allen graduated from Truman (then Northeast Missouri State Teacher’s College) in 1939 with a bachelor’s degree in business education.

The $10,000 Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship recognizes outstanding faculty members who have greatly contributed to the success of the University and its students.

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