Sandra K. House

Role: Faculty Emeritus
Campus: Springfield



  • EDD, 1977, University of Tulsa
  • MS, 1968, Southwest Missouri State University
  • BS, 1965, Southwest Missouri State University


  • COM 115, Fundamentals Public Speaking

Research and professional interests

Dr. Sandra K. House teaches speech, the student teacher competitive events class, and supervises practicing teachers in Greene County. Dr. House is also a mentor for graduate assistants. She is very active with students on campus, and is co-sponsor for Gamma Alpha Lambda, a 150 member Christian women’s sorority. She attends their initiations, formal dances, banquets and homecoming.

Dr. House is a past president of the MSU Alumni Association. She works year round in recruitment and serving the University. She is an active volunteer in the community. She is the Ladd Fairs’ Poetry-a-Thon reader, the reader for the state’s Writers Hall of Fame scholarship banquet and a guest director for the one-act plays at North Elementary in Ozark, Missouri.

She appears with Brad Pitt at Kickapoo High School as one of five people in their Hall of Fame. She was the national spokesperson for Carnival and Norwegian Caribbean Cruise lines, a 30 minute special that ran nationwide. Dr. House was a casting director and assistant director for a Hollywood movie, "FoxFire Light," staring well-known stars including Leslie Nielsen. She was the narrator for Jerry Hoover’s Jazz Christmas Special which ran numerous times on MSU’s Channel 21. She also traveled for Pepsi Cola as a public relations speaker.

Her favorite hobby is traveling. She has visited over 21 foreign countries, many of them several times. 

Awards and honors

  • Outstanding Teacher Hall of Fame 2008, Kickapoo Theatre. (2008).
  • Alpha Delta Pie Third Annual Faculty Recognition Ward, Alpha Delta Pie. (November 20, 2008).
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, International Sorority & Fraternities at MSU. (March 13, 2008).