Anthony Priest


Role: Faculty
Campus: West Plains

Postal mail

Missouri State University
128 Garfield
West Plains, MO 65775



  • MFA, Washington Univ In St Louis (1996)
  • BA, Missouri State University (1994)


  • ENG 110 Writing I
  • ENG 203 Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENG 210 Writing II: Academic Writing
  • ENG 230 Introduction to Literature

Professional experience

Campus Service

  • Chair of the Faculty Senate 2018-2019
  • Faculty Sponsor - Creative Writing Club
  • Instructor of Darr Honors Program
  • Budget Priorities Committee
  • Ozarks Studies Symposium Committee


  • Improving University Teaching - 34th International Conference
  • Conference of College Teachers of English
  • College English Association
  • Conference on College and University Teaching


  • Poetry in Christianity and Literature, Phoebe, Slant, Elder Mountain, Cave Region Review
  • Yonder Mountain: An Ozarks Anthology, University of Arkansas Press
  • Other publications: Integrite and Cantos

Other interests

Favorite Quote

"I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life."
— Ronald Reagan

Awards and honors

  • Governor's Award for Excellence in Education, 2018
  • President's Public Service Award