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School of Educational Studies New Faculty

Friday, November 14, 2014

The College of Education welcomed 11 new faculty members for 2014-15, including four in the School of Educational Studies. Learn more about each of these individuals and the experience and expertise they bring to the OSU. 


Assistant Professor, Social Foundations
Ph.D., Clemson University
Previously a graduate research assistant, social foundations, in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson

“Ben Bindewald’s research on religion and public education is unique and will make a great contribution to the current social foundations program and the local communities. Ben is a calm, sensitive and sincere soul and relates to people well. We are excited to have such a bright and knowledgeable scholar join us.”
~ Gupoing Zhao, Associate Professor, Social Foundations


Assistant Professor, Aviation Management
Ed.D., St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
Previously chair of the aviation department at St. Cloud State University


“Tara Harl’s work in aviation spans over three decades in the private sector, government, nonprofits and academia. Her passion for professional development and diversification of the aviation workforce has led her to forge linkages between collegiate aviation and Fortune 500 flight departments.”
~ Steve Marks, Professor, Aerospace Administration and Operations


Assistant Professor, Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics
Ph.D., University of Arkansas
Previously a visiting assistant professor at the University of Arkansas


“Ki Matlock joins us with an impressive research trajectory in test item difficulty within multidimensional dimensions on one-dimensional estimations of ability. She has valuable experience teaching college algebra, principles of statistics, statistics of nursing, research methods in education and health professions, and in statistics course coordination. She will be an excellent instructor and colleague.”
~ Katye Perry, Associate Professor, Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics


Assistant Professor, School Administration
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Previously an instructor at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania and Butler County Community College

“Lou’s enthusiasm for teaching and research are important contributions to the school administration program at Oklahoma State. Lou earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh with concentrations in human resources management and organizational behavior. As a former public school teacher and administrator, Lou brings a valuable understanding and appreciation of the importance of the integration of theory and practice.”
~ Kathy Curry, Assistant Professor, School Administration