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College of Education, Health and Aviation Administration

Dr. Stephan Wilson

Dr. Stephan Wilson
Interim Dean

106 Human Sciences

Regents Professor Stephan M. Wilson assumed the role of interim dean in January 2019. He also serves as the dean of the College of Human Sciences.

Wilson is a Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations and was honored for lifetime contributions to cross-cultural and cross-national family studies by the organization with the presentation of the prestigious Jan Trost Award in 2007. He was named a Legend by the Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and inducted as a national Legend by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

In 2016, Wilson was elected as a member-at-large for the National Council on Family Relations Board of Directors. He has also served a two terms as chair of the Board on Human Sciences of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

Before coming to OSU, Wilson was senior associate dean and professor in the College of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He also served as chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, as the interim director of the Nevada Center for Ethics and Health Policy, and as Co-Director of the SAGE Consortium (Scholars for Aging and Ethics) while at UNR.

At the University of Kentucky, Wilson held positions as acting chair and later as director of graduate studies in the Department of Family Studies; he was also director of the Research Center for Families and Children. Wilson has held faculty positions at Virginia Tech, Illinois State University and Montana State University, where he was director of Human Development and Counseling in the Department of Health and Human Development.

Wilson received a Ph.D. in human ecology and a Master of Science degree in child and family studies from the University of Tennessee. He holds dual bachelor’s degrees in biology and philosophy from Wabash College.

Wilson has served on the editorial board and as a guest editor for Marriage and Family Review and the editorial board for Family Relations and has reviewed for many other scholarly journals. His research has resulted in more than 50 grants and over 100 publications, as well as over 100 published abstracts to national and international professional bodies. He has given several dozen invited international, national, regional, state and community meeting presentations.

Dr. Adrienne Sanogo

Dr. Adrienne Sanogo
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

336 Willard Hall

Adrienne Sanogo is the senior associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Education, Health and Aviation.

A member of the OSU faculty since 2009, 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. 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 program coordinator for the Master of Science in Teaching, Learning and Leadership and the Master of Arts in Teaching. She was also secretary of Group V on the OSU Graduate Council for two years.

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 from 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.

Associate Dean Bert Jacobson

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

332 Willard Hall

Bert Jacobson is the associate dean for research, engagement and administration and the M.B. Seretean Endowed Professor and a professor in health and human performance. A member of the OSU faculty since 1984, Jacobson was promoted to Regents Professor, the most prestigious rank that may be attained in recognition of scholarly accomplishments, 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 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

Dr. Jennifer Sanders
School Head for Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences

336/252 Willard Hall

Jennifer Sanders is the school head for Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences in the College of Education, Health and Aviation.

Sanders has been a member of the OSU faculty since 2006 and is the Laurence L. and Georgia Ina Dresser Endowed Professor in Rural Teacher Education. She also serves as associate professor in literacy education. Sanders 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. 

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, Health and Aviation’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. In 2014, Sanders received the OSU Division of International Studies and Outreach Outstanding Faculty Study Abroad Leader award for her critical service-learning course in Belize City.

Dr. Julie Koch

Dr. Julie Koch
School Head for Community Health Sciences, Counseling and Counseling Psychology

434 Willard Hall

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. Doug Smith

Dr. Doug Smith
School Head for Kinesiology, Applied Health and Recreation

189 Colvin Recreation Center

Doug Smith, Ph.D, is the 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. 

Katherine Curry, Ed.D.

Dr. Katherine Curry
Interim Head for the School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Aviation

306 Willard Hall

Katherine Curry, Ed.D., is the interim head for the School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Aviation in the OSU College of Education, Health, and Aviation. She is an associate professor and John A. and Donnie Brock Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy in the educational leadership and school administration program. Her research interests include family engagement in education, school/family/community partnerships, social network analysis and school climate factors that influence student success. She also serves on the Hub Team of the Tele-ED project, a division of Project ECHO, a guided practice model designed to provide support and training to district leaders across the state of Oklahoma. Before becoming a professor, Dr. Curry served as a middle school principal and director of curriculum and instruction at two schools in Texas and Oklahoma.