Meet the Team
Dr. Grover-Bisker obtained her B.S. in Communications from Central Missouri University in 1995, a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Missouri in 1999, and a Doctorate of Education Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2011. She received consultant certification from the Protocol School of Washington in 2008. Edna’s teaching and research interests include: Communication, Public Administration, Professionalism and Protocol, Employment, Leadership, Policy Analysis, Education Outcomes, Accreditation, Assessment and Evaluation. She has held a combination of positions from radio DJ to Missouri Senate Communications Specialist, MoDOT Community Relations Manager, University Professor, International Business Protocol Consultant, and Assessment and Evaluation Consultant. During her tenure in COER, the office has been ranked in the top 20 Career Center’s in the nation by The Princeton Review for 3 consecutive years (2010 – 2012), and rated as having some of the highest salaries in the nation by Payscale, Inc. (2010-2014).
Julie Pittser has a B.S. degree in Communication from Truman State University. She has over twenty years of experience in higher education including: career services, financial assistance and student services. A transplant from Iowa, Julie joined the Career Opportunities & Employer Relations (COER) department in October 2011. Her primary responsibility is the employer relations portion of the department which includes employer outreach and site visits, career fair and employer event planning, assessment and alumni relations. She advises students and conducts seminars on resume writing, interviewing and other professional development topics. Julie is fortunate to work with an amazing team of professionals in a nationally ranked career center that continues to strive to be the BEST EVER.
Hilary Beam has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and she joined COER in the fall of 2010. She works primarily with the financial aspects of the department, payroll, travel arrangements, and provides assistance regarding the director’s schedule and preparing for meetings. She coordinates the graduating students’ career outcomes reports and compiles data for the yearly starting salary statistics. She corresponds with faculty, staff, employers, and other constituents regarding data requests and COER statistics. She enjoys the interaction with the students, faculty, and staff of Missouri S&T.
Ms. Gail Best joined COER in August 2011 with 35 years of experience in co-owning a business and specializing in customer service. She assists students with correspondence, registration in Minerjobs and scheduling appointments with career advisors for resume reviews, practice interviews, and career advising. Gail loves interacting with students and employers and thinks it’s the best part of her job.
Sara Earl joined COER as a Recruiting Assistant in the summer of 2006. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University. Her primary focus is to provide support services for employer recruitment activities (Employers A-M). Her tasks include assisting employers in creating registrations in the web-based MinerJobs system, posting full-time, co-op and internship opportunities, registering for career fairs, scheduling information sessions, conducting resume referrals, and coordinating all on-campus interviews. She also assists students in MinerJobs registration and helps them to utilize the system to their benefit. She also monitors interview schedules from both students and employers (A-M) side.
Julie joined the COER team in the spring of 2016. Before joining COER, Julie worked at the University Police Department on the Missouri S&T Campus. Her primary focus is to provide support services for employer recruitment activities (Employers N-Z). Her tasks include assisting employers in creating registrations in the web-based MinerJobs system, posting full-time, part-time, co-op and internship opportunities, registering for career fairs, scheduling information sessions, conducting resume referrals, and coordinating on-campus interviews. She also monitors interview schedules from both students and employers (N-Z) side.
Anthony obtained his B.S. in Information Science & Technology here at Missouri S&T in 2013. His well-rounded work experience is a combination of Entrepreneurship, Networking & Communications, IT Helpdesk and Business Analysis. During and following his undergraduate degree, he worked at St. James Winery for 4 years, lastly as a Sales Planning Manager (Business Analyst). Anthony joined the COER team in Fall 2015.
Christian Lehman obtained his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Goshen College in 1996, and his Master’s in Liberal Studies (cultural anthropology) from Indiana University in 2007. He was born and raised in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and spent much of his life moving between Ohio, Indiana, and Hawaii. Christian joined the Career Opportunities and Employer Relations team in July of 2015 offering advice to students in many areas of career counseling. He also works as a liaison for Graduate and International students. Prior to relocating to Missouri, Christian worked at Bethel College (Mishawaka, IN) and LeTourneau University (Longview, TX) primarily as a Residence Director. While at LeTourneau University Christian, in addition to his R.D. responsibilities, worked in the Career Services office as a Career Advisor, as well as started LeTourneau’s first campus-wide sustainability initiatives.
Lauren Hatfield obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Central Methodist University in May of 2012, and graduated with her Masters of Science in Performance Improvement from Grantham University in 2014. Previous to joining the COER team in June of 2016 Lauren worked within Higher Education in the field of Student Advising.
Mrs. Sammatha Wilcox joined the Career Opportunities & Employer Relations team in April, 2014. One of her goals is to facilitate relationships between student organizations and employers. Before joining COER, Sammatha worked in the Residential Life department on the Missouri S&T campus. The area of focus was on family housing options. Sammatha has a Bachelor of Science in Human Services.