- MEd, University of Arkansas
- BSEd, Kansas State University
Before coming to university communications in 1998, Don taught English for 15 years, including five in the English department at Missouri State. He also spent three years as a copywriter for a Springfield advertising agency.
Awards and honors
- Intrepid Award, Public Relations Society of America Southwest Missouri Chapter, 2012
- Accredited in Public Relations (APR) status since 2007
- Numerous CASE and ADDY awards for print, video and radio