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Michael Frizell is the Director of Student Learning Services at Missouri State University and the immediate past president of the National College Learning Center Association, where he also serves as the editor of The Learning Assistance Review. Along with Laura Sanders and David Reedy, he served as the editor of NCLCA’s first book, Learning Centers in the 21st Century: A Modern Guide for Learning Assistance Professionals in Higher Education. He holds a BA in theatre from the College of the Ozarks, an MA in both theatre and creative writing from Missouri State University, and an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

You can find his work on the National Gallery of Writing, in Red Ink Journal, The Moon City Review, and others, and his poetry featured as part of The Good Men Project. With TidalWave Comics, he writes comics based on the lives of the famous and infamous. Recent publications include profiles of Prince, Chris Pratt, Miley Cyrus, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, Guns N’ Roses, Donald Trump, and Elizabeth Warren. Upcoming fiction comics include The World of Polka Spot, a children’s story about a world-famous llama and film diva, The Fantasy World of Bettie Page, a Cold War-era sci-fi action graphic novel featuring the authorized likeness of Bettie Page, and James Dean: Timeless, a sci-fi western.

He is currently writing the forwards to the re-releases of Harold Robbins’ novels for Oghma Creative Media, the publisher of his upcoming crime novel, Crowe’s Crossing. His graphic novel, Bender, about America’s first serial killer family of the same name from the Midwest, was serialized in Saddlebag Dispatches, where he now serves as editor-in-chief.

He lives in Springfield, Missouri with his wife, Julia, a teacher at Springfield Catholic High School.

Where to purchase Learning Centers in the 21st Century NCLCA  Store


Where to purchase Bender: The Complete Collection  CLICK HERE  


The editor encourages your contributions. Address inquiries to:

Michael Frizell

Missouri State University, Meyer Library 112

901 South National Ave. Springfield, MO 65897

417.836.5006 | TLAR@MissouriState.edu


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