Karyne (Missie) Mallinak

Administrative Assistant to the Associate Academic Deans, Partnerships, and Executive Director, Adult and Online Programs

Karyne (Missie) Mallinak


Karyne (Missie) Mallinak provides administrative support to the College’s partnership, adult and online programs. She initially worked at Hiram College starting in 1998 and returned to the College in 2017.

Her interests focus on environmental issues, archeology, nature and wilderness survival. During her undergraduate capstone, she participated in archeological digs in Willoughby, Ohio, learning about the Whittlesey culture. Having a strong interest in environmental history regarding pre-history settlements, Mallinak studies and researches the many connections that humans may/may not have with their natural environment.


  • B.A., Environmental Studies, Hiram College

Fun Facts

  • Mallinak previously worked as a ski instructor at Brandywine Ski Resort.
  • She served in the Boy Scouts of America for 30 years, participating as a committee member, assistant scout leader and district commissioner. Her highest achievement in Boy Scouting was earning the Wood Badge.
  • She also participated in Girl Scouts for 15 years as trainer and troop leader, while her daughters participated in many opportunities that scouting offered.