Utley Steps in as Interim Head of School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Juliana G. Utley, Ph.D., has been named interim school head for the School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership in the College of Education at Oklahoma State University.
A recent recipient of the OSU Regents Teaching Award, Utley brings more than 32 years of teaching experience to the position.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to welcome Dr. Utley to the administrative team in her role as Head of the School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership. I know how committed to undergraduate and graduate education she is, and how determined she is to provide our students, faculty, and the school populations that we serve with the best in educational opportunities,” said Pamela “Sissi” Carroll, Dean of the College of Education.
Utley joined the OSU faculty in 2004 and has been teaching at the University since 1999. Her orange roots run deep as she received all of her higher education degrees from OSU and taught in Oklahoma public schools for 17 years.
“My role is to keep things moving forward,” Utley said. “The biggest thing we are working toward currently is meeting the needs of career changers. We have a lot of people coming to us who have an undergraduate degree and have been working but now want to have a teaching degree. We are developing a new degree program, a Master of Art in Teaching (MAT), that we’ll propose to meet that need.”
In addition to the new role, Utley is the co-director for CRSTL (Center for Research on STEM Teaching and Learning) and holds the Alice Phillips Endowed Professorship in Elementary Education. She is an associate professor and serves on the curriculum committee for the newly established OSUTeach program.
“She is a role model as a teacher and researcher herself. In addition, her grants, publications, state leadership roles, and teacher workshops have helped shape mathematics education across the state, and this new role will allow her to extend her knowledge and energy even further,” Carroll said.