Mara Cohen Ioannides

Mara W. Cohen Ioannides
English Dept., Missouri State University
901 S. National, Springfield, MO 54897

Senior Instructor, English Dept., Missouri State University
Doctorate of Science in Jewish Studies (expected graduation 2016), Spertus Institute of Jewish Leadership and Learning

Jews of Springfield in the Ozarks. with M. Rachel Gholson. Mt. Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Press, 2013.
“Finding and Saving a History: Impact on a Community.” Elder Mountain: A Journal of Ozarks Studies 4(2012): 109-113.
Seeing Traditions. with M. Rachel Gholson. Springfield, MO: Ozarks Studies Institute, 2006. exhibit catalogue
Home, Community, Tradition: The Women of Temple Israel. written, and directed with M. Rachel Gholson. Ozarks Studies
                        Institute, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. 2004.
Guest Editor. OzarksWatch: The Magazine of the Ozarks — Special Issue: Documenting Jews of the Ozarks. 12.1& 2: 1999.
“The Library That Began in a Hay Wagon.” OzarksWatch 12.1&2(1999): 21-24.
            “A Lost Liturgy.” CCAR Journal Spring 1999: 79-83.


Speaking fee $250, but negotiable, travel expenses required
Topics:   Ozarks Jewry, creating a congregational history/archive, Greek Jewry (see A Shout in the Sunshine)