College of Education, Health and Aviation Administration
Dr. John S.C. Romans
339 Willard Hall
Phone: (405) 744-3373
John S.C. Romans serves as the Dean of the College of Education, Health and Aviation at Oklahoma State University. Romans has been on the OSU faculty since 1990 and has extensive administrative experience within the College of Education, Health and Aviation. Romans also serves as OSU’s Executive Director of Professional Education and as Professor in the School of Community Health Sciences, Counseling and Counseling Psychology.
Romans has been on the OSU faculty since 1990 and has extensive administrative experience within the College of Education. Prior to his appointment as dean in April 2016, 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, Health and Aviation. 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. Jennifer Sanders
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
336/252 Willard Hall
Phone: (405) 744-7188
Dr. Jennifer Sanders is the College of Education, Health and Aviation’s Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
A member of the OSU faculty since 2006, Dr. Sanders is also the Laurence L. and Georgia Ina Dresser Endowed Professor in Rural Teacher Education and serves as Associate Professor in Literacy Education. She began her teaching career as an elementary school teacher in rural, high-poverty communities in Florida and maintains a passion for serving students and teachers in high-needs educational settings.
Dr. Sanders’ research focuses on quality K-12 writing instruction, writing center pedagogy, representations of multiculturalism in children’s literature, and teachers’ professional development. She is the co-editor of Literacies, the Arts, and Multimodality and co-author of They’re All Writers: Teaching peer tutoring in the elementary writing center. 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.
Dr. Susan Stansberry
School Head, School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Aviation
204 Willard Hall
Phone: (405) 744-4407
Dr. Susan Stansberry is the head of the School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Aviation. She 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’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 Community Health Sciences, Counseling and Counseling Psychology
434 Willard Hall
Phone: (405) 744-6779
Julie Koch, Ph.D., is head of the School of Community Health Sciences, Counseling and Counseling Psychology.
Dr. 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 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. She received the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016. Dr. Koch was also selected for and completed a Fulbright Specialist project in Mongolia in 2015.
Dr. 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.
Dr. Koch’s research interests include microaffirmation, international psychology, counselor development and training, and issues related to diverse populations and prevention in school settings.
Dr. Adrienne Sanogo
Interim School Head, School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
Adrienne Sanogo, Ph.D., is the interim head of the School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences.
A member of the OSU faculty since 2009, Dr. Sanogo is an associate professor in mathematics education. She held the role of associate head for the School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership in 2016-17. Dr. Sanogo has served the college in a variety of roles, including director of the Randall and Carol White Reading and Mathematics Center, chair of the International Student Teaching Committee and as program coordinator for the Master of Science in Teaching, Learning and Leadership and the Master of Arts in Teaching. Dr. Sanogo was also secretary of Group V and on the Graduate Council for two years.
Dr. Sanogo earned a Ph.D. in Professional Education Studies, option in science and mathematics education, at OSU in 2009. She also holds a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction form the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from OSU.
Sanogo’s research, teaching, and service all serve to increase the number of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through connecting students to STEM. By developing innovative ways to engage students and their current and future teachers in STEM learning, Sanogo believes we can increase the number of students prepared for STEM fields, which has the potential to improve their quality of life.
Dr. Doug Smith
School Head, School of Kinesiology, Applied Health and Recreation
189 Colvin Recreation Center
Phone: (405) 744-5500
Doug Smith, Ph.D, serves as head of the School of Kinesiology, Applied Health and Recreation.
Smith joined the Oklahoma State University faculty in 2002. He was promoted to associate professor in 2008 and to professor in 2015. Smith has served as the Program Coordinator and Graduate Program Coordinator for Health and Human Performance since 2008. He is a member of the Institutional Review Board and previously chaired Group V Graduate Faculty and the Graduate Faculty Council.
Smith holds a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), an M.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and a B.S. in Exercise Science, also from UNL.
Smith’s research interests include neuromuscular function, performance changes following training interventions, changes in neuromuscular function across the lifespan and balance and fall prevention.