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Dr. Elizabeth Albright

Dr. Elizabeth Albright

Graduated: Fall 2017, Ph.D.
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Psychology at Langston University

Other Involvements: Conference coordinator for the Oklahoma Association for Gifted, Creative and Talented, choir director for Salem Lutheran Church.

Dr. Albright graduated in December 2017. During the 2017-2018 school year she continued to work at Covenant Community School in Stillwater. In July 2018, she accepted a position of Assistant Professor of Psychology at Langston University.  While she applied for a variety of different types of positions, this one was a good fit for her family. Her department works very well together and they are starting lines of research and working toward obtaining grant funding as they establish the departmental research focus. Her family still lives in Stillwater and plans to stay. Her son will be a freshman at OSU this coming year pursuing a degree in MIS, with a possible minor or double major in mathematics.


Dr. Pamela A. Circo Webb

Dr. Pamela A. Circo Webb

Graduated: Fall 2012, Ph.D.
Current Position: Management and Program Analyst, Defense Logistics Agency, U.S. Department of Defense (at Tinker Air Force Base in OKC, OK)

Other Involvements: Dr. Circo Webb has run and coordinated as many as 9 programs simultaneously including such important activities as Emergency Management, Reservists, Awards, Diversity Celebrations, Workforce Recruitment Program and others. She has been awarded over $10,000 in awards for excellence in performance. She has also been accepted to participate in the DLA Enterprise Rotational Assignment Program at the DOD headquarters in Washington DC. She has taught courses in Psychology, Sociology and Business for Oklahoma State University, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Tulsa Community College. Dr. Circo Webb was a founder of the Educational Psychology Student Society as a student at OSU and served as President, Vice President and Treasurer.


Mr. Scott Dalpias

Scott Dalpias

Graduated: Spring 2016, M.S.
Current Position: Instructional Designer for Allen Communication Learning Services

Other Involvements: Mr. Dalpais uses learning theories and instructional design models to develop solutions for learning environments. He is interested in near and far transfer and their applications to learning situations on the job, as well as motivation in the workplace.

Mr. Dalpais also teaches English to immigrants at the Guadalupe School.

 


Dr. Emily A. Finney

Dr. Emily A. Finney

Graduated: Spring 2019, Ph.D.
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at Cameron University; School of Graduate and Professional Studies; Department of Education

Other Involvements: Dr. Finney teaches Educational Psychology courses to teacher candidates at Cameron University. Her teaching areas include: educational psychology, developmental psychology, classroom assessment, and learning theories. She also helps to organize summer youth theatre camps in Muskogee, OK. Her research area broadly explores teacher characteristics, including: teacher sense of responsibility, teacher sense of efficacy, and burnout. She recently relocated to Lawton, OK with her fiancé who teaches English at Lawton High School. They are currently planning a wedding and raising their very old and chubby cat. Before OSU Dr. Finney was a fifth grade teacher with a passion for impacting education on a broader scale. She is thrilled with the skills OSU helped her develop and is excited about her career teaching future teachers.


Ms. Susan Grammer

Susan Grammer

Graduated: Spring 2016, M.S.
Current Position: Instructional Developer at OSU Fire Protection Publications
Other Involvements: Helps with website development, social media, grant writing and training for Payne County Animal Response Team.

Ms. Grammer graduated in May 2016 and in November 2016 presented her M.S. research at the National Association for Gifted Children conference in Orlando, Fl. She also presented some materials created as part of the Creativity for Teachers course taught (in 2014) by Dr. Diane Montgomery at the NAGC Creativity Night workshop. Although she continued to be involved with NAGC as a reviewer for 2017 conference proposals, she is now more involved in adult technical education. In Nov 2016, she  started working at OSU Fire Protection publications as an Instructional Developer. FPP writes curriculum materials to accompany technical training manuals published by OSU-FPP, which is the headquarters of the International Fire Service Training Association, IFSTA (www.ifsta.org). She is currently writing the curriculum for the Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer Manual scheduled for release in 2019 and was able to certify as a Fire and EMS Instructor I.


Dr. Josh Hawkins

Dr. Josh Hawkins

Graduated: Summer 2017, Ph.D.
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Education and Special Education Program Coordinator at Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Other Involvements: Dr. Hawkins lives with his wife and six children in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  He enjoys simple pleasure—beauty in art and nature, old books in bookstores, music, exercise, hot tea, clear thinking, a good turn of phrase, study, silence and laughter.

Dr. Hawkins formerly worked in the P-12 setting—serving as both a teacher and an administrator. His experience in that setting coupled with a doctorate in educational psychology facilitated an effective transition from teacher to teacher-educator. His current position as Assistant Professor of Education and Special Education Program Coordinator at Northwestern Oklahoma State University allows him to work closely with pre-service teachers as they develop their skillfulness as teachers and enter the profession. Additionally, he is a primary instructor in the Educational Leadership graduate program. He has ongoing research projects examining teacher motivation and resilience, teacher retention and various special education related topics.

His time at Oklahoma State University working with the Educational Psychology faculty was transformative. He remains ever grateful.  


Jessica John

Jessica John

Graduate: Spring 2018. M.S.
Current Position: Educator at the Collinsville, OK 6th Grade Center, teaching writing and art

Other Involvements: Mrs. John serves as volunteer secretary for a district wide church youth group. She cites her most important involvement as caring for and spending time with her husband and family (4 kids, ages 14, 12, 10 and 7) along with her Great Dane, Luna. She resides in Owasso, OK.

 


Dr. J. Howard Marsh

Dr. J. Howard Marsh

Graduated: Summer 2014, Ph.D.
Current Position: Social Sciences Faculty at Northern Oklahoma College in Stillwater

Other Involvements: Dr. Marsh Serves on the Board of Directors for an educational non-profit in Tulsa and has served as a grant-writing consultant for numerous education and social services non-profits.

 

 


Dr Susan Mathew

Dr. Susan Mathew

Graduated: Fall 2010, Ph.D.
Current Position: Dr. Susan Mathew is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychology, Langston University beginning Fall 2018.

Other Involvements: Dr. Mathew is also employed at OSU as an Adjunct Faculty with the School of Educational Foundations Leadership and Aviation where she teaches graduate level Research Design and Methodology course for the REMS program. Dr. Mathew lives with her family in Stillwater. She loves to cook healthy meals for her family and in her free time, spends time with her husband, girls and her mini goldendoodle puppy “Lexy."

She earned her PhD in Educational Psychology with Dr. Diane Montgomery as her dissertation advisor. Upon completion of the PhD program, she continued to work at the Graduate College, OSU until July 2018 as the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions. Dr. Mathew serves as the Chairperson of the Assessment Committee at Langston. Dr. Mathew’s area of interests are psychological statistics, assessment of learning outcomes at institutions of higher education and student motivation.


Kristin O'Dell

Kristin O'Dell

Graduated: Summer 2017, M.S.
Current Position: Educator at Thoreau Demonstration Academy

Other Involvements: Ms. O'Dell teaches 8th grade math and science at Thoreau Demonstration Academy in Tulsa, OK. Thoreau Demonstration Academy is a lottery public school that was built on social-emotional learning theories and features programs such as Tribes and Agenda Reflection, MicroSociety, cross-curricular units and project-based learning.




Dr. Kamden K. Strunk

Dr. Kamden K. Strunk

Graduated: Fall 2012, Ph.D.
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Educational Research at Auburn University; College of Education; Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology

Other Involvements: 2013-2015 Assistant Professor of Educational Studies and Research at University of Southern Mississippi, 2013-Present Director of the Research Initiative on Social Justice and Equity, Consulting Editor, Educational Psychology, Associate Editor, Psychological Reports, Associate Editor, SAGE Open, Program Chair, AERA Queer Studies SIG. Currently, Dr. Strunk teaches quantitative methods for educational research. In the past, he has also taught in the areas of educational foundations, social justice, educational psychology and human development. His research focuses in three broad areas: social justice and equity in education, motivation in education and educational research methodology.