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College of Education Administration

Dr. John S.C. Romans

339 Willard Hall
Phone: (405) 744-3373

John S.C. Romans became Dean of the College of Education in April 2016. Romans has been on the OSU faculty since 1990 and has extensive administrative experience within the College of Education. He is also a Professor in the School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology.

Prior to his appointment as dean, Romans was Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administrative Support. He has also served as Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Outreach and Research and as the Head of the School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology with additional experience as counseling area coordinator, associate school head and associate dean.

A licensed psychologist in Oklahoma since 1991, Romans has supervised many students in school and community settings during his career. He has led interdisciplinary research teams to enhance university and community partnerships. His additional research interests include stalking and interpersonal violence, and evaluating college student counseling programs.

Romans holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas, a master's degree in counseling from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Iowa State University.

Dr. Bert Jacobson
Associate Dean for Research, Engagement and Administration

332 Willard Hall
Phone: (405) 744-7476

Dr. Bert Jacobson is the M.B. Seretean Endowed Professor and a Professor in Health and Human Performance. A member of the Oklahoma State University faculty since 1984, he was promoted to Regents Professor, the most prestigious rank that may be attained in recognition of scholarly accomplishments at OSU, in 2014.

Jacobson has more than 10 years of administrative experience in the College of Education. He served as the Head of the School of Educational Studies from 2000-2011 and from 2011-12 was the Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Assessment.

Jacobson has a distinguished record of research and scholarship with more than 150 publications and an equal number of presentations on the regional, national and international levels. He has twice received the OSU Regents' Distinguished Research Award first in the 2005 and again in 2016, when he also was honored with the College of Education's Research Excellence Award. He is also a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and has managed grants and contracts worth over $3.4 million.

Jacobson earned an Ed.D. from Oklahoma State University, a master's degree in health and physical education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a bachelor's degree in health, physical education and recreation from OSU. He originally attended OSU on a football scholarship and served as the team's captain his senior year.

Dr. Susan Stansberry
School Head, School of Educational Studies

204 Willard Hall
Phone: (405) 744-4407

Stansberry joined the faculty at OSU in 2001 and serves as an Associate Professor in Educational Technology. From 2009-2016, she has served as the Associate Director of Professional Education and as the Director of the T.E.C.H. Playground from 2013-2016. She was also the College of Education’s Director of Technology from 1997-2001.

Dr. Stansberry received the Oklahoma State Board of Regents Distinguished Teaching Award in 2010, the College of Education Leadership and Service Excellence Award in 2012, the Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council Outstanding Faculty Member from the College of Education in 2012, and the OSU Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award in 2004.

Stansberry earned an Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Information, Communication & Technology from Oklahoma State University in 2001. She also holds an M.S. degree in Information, Communication & Technology and a B.S. degree in Secondary English Education from Oklahoma State University. 

Stansberry's research interests include technology integration; creativity and innovation in teaching and organizational culture; fostering curiosity in informal and formal learning; and academic program development.

Dr. Julie Koch
School Head, School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology

434 Willard Hall
Phone: (405) 744-6779

Koch joined the faculty at OSU in 2008 and serves as an Associate Professor in counseling and counseling psychology. She has served as training director for the American Psychological Association-accredited counseling psychology program. Dr. Koch also received the University’s Advising Excellence Award, recognizing her work with graduate students, in 2014 and was honored with the OSU Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award at the President’s Leadership and Service Recognition Ceremony in May 2016. Dr. Koch was also selected for and completed a Fulbright Specialist project in Mongolia in 2015.

Koch received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She also holds a Master’s in School Counseling from the University of Texas-Austin and a bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language and Culture from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Koch’s research interests include microaffirmation, faculty multicultural competence, counselor development and training, issues related to diverse populations and prevention in school settings.

Dr. Jennifer Sanders
School Head, School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership

252 Willard Hall
Phone: (405) 744-8043

Dr. Jennifer Sanders serves as Interim Head of the School of Teaching and Curriculum Ledership. An Associate Professor in Literacy Education, Sanders has been a member of the OSU faculty since 2006. She began her teaching career as an elementary school teacher in rural, high-poverty communities in Florida and maintains her passion for rural education. Dr. Sanders' research focuses on quality writing instruction, writing center pedagogy, representations of multiculturalism in children's literature, and teachers' knowledge of informational texts. She is the co-editor of Literacies, the Arts, and Multimodality. She has served as the College of Education's Honors Director and as the Director of the Randall and Carol White Reading and Math Center (which provides tutoring to children in literacy and math). She has also served as program coordinator for her academic area. Dr. Sanders received the Outstanding Faculty Study Abroad Leader award for her critical service-learning course in Belize City.