Dr. Melissa Herzog is an Assistant Research Professor in Human Development and Family Science. She serves as the program evaluation and quality improvement coordinator for ShowMe Healthy Relationships, a federally-funded relationship education program serving 21 Missouri counties. Dr. Herzog is also lead faculty for HDFS' Master's program in Youth Development, designed to provide a strengths-based, evidence-informed practice approach to professionals working with youth in a variety of settings. She teaches courses in adolescent-family relationships, adolescent sexuality, and foundations of youth development.
Victor McFarland is an assistant professor of history at the University of Missouri, where he studies energy history and US relations with the Middle East. He received his BA in History from Stanford University and his PhD in History from Yale University. His book Oil Powers: A History of the US-Saudi Alliance will be published by Columbia University Press in spring 2020.