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School of Technology

Grinstead Building, Room 009
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4439
Fax: 660.543.4578
Email: Dr. Doug Koch


Dr. Terry Ownby

Terry OwnbyAssistant Professor


Ph.D. Colorado State University
Interdisciplinary Studies, Concentration: Visual Media Studies
M.A. Webster University
Media Communications
B.S. Missouri State University
Media & Photography

Courses Taught

  • Studio Photography
  • Advanced Studio Photography
  • History of Photography
  • Business Management for Photographers
  • Photojournalism
  • Photography, Advertising, and Society
  • Intro to Photography (non-majors)
  • Digital Imaging

Experience & Expertise

  • Assistant Professor of Photography, University of Central Missouri, 2006-present
  • Freelance Media & Fine Art Photographer, 2001-present
  • Faculty, Photography, Art Institute of Colorado, 2002-2006
  • Senior Food Photographer, The Swiss Colony, 1988-2001
  • Photojournalist, U.S. Military Reserve (Air Force, Army, Navy), 1980-1998
  • Adjunct Faculty, Photography, Madison Area Technical College, 1991-1994
  • Adjunct Faculty, Photography, Evangel College, 1984-1985

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
  • The Daguerreian Society
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
  • Society for Photographic Education (SPE)

Areas of Scholarly/Creative Interests

  • Visual methodology/analysis of images and photographs
  • Construction of social/personal identity through photographic images
  • Visual ethnography/autoethnography/scholarly personal narrative
  • Visual rhetoric/semiotics in visual media images
  • Racial representation/stereotyping in visual media images
  • Convergence of digital and traditional media
  • Visual communication’s role in American popular culture, art, and mass media
  • Millennial Generation’s digital modality

School of Technology

105A Grinstead Hall
Office Phone: 660-543-4819