Hiram College

Karyne (Missie) Mallinak

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Karyne (Missie) Mallinak

Administrative Assistant to the Associate Deans of Academic Affairs

Karyne (Missie) Mallinak is a employee in the Office of Professional and Graduate Studies and a graduate of Hiram College. Interests focus on environmental issues, archeology (pre-history human settlements), nature, and wilderness survival. Serving in the Boy Scouts of America for 30 years, Missie participated on the troop level as a committee member, Assistant Scout Leader, District Commissioner and organized logistics/administration of many Klondikes, Jamborees, and trainings. Her highest achievement in Boy Scouting was earning the Woodbadge. She also participated in Girl Scouts as trainer and troop leader, while her daughters participated in many opportunities that scouting offered. Family represents a large segment of her life.


  • B.A., B.A., Environmental Studies, Hiram College

Research Interests

Missie has taught Wilderness Survival and has interests in pre-history people and settlements. 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 Missie studies and researches the many connections that humans may/may not have with their natural environment.

Fun Facts

  • Ski Instructor, Brandywine Ski Resort
  • Band Nerd
  • Hiked the Continental Divide, Longs Peak around Estes Park, CO.
  • I was a Boy Scout for 30 years