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Ormsbee Named A.J. and Susan Jacques Endowed Professor in Special Education

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ormsbee Named A.J. and Susan Jacques Endowed Professor in Special Education


Christine K. Ormsbee, Ph.D., has been named the A.J. and Susan Jacques Endowed Professor in Special Education. Ormsbee has served as the head of the School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership in the College of Education since coming to OSU in 2006.

A.J. and Susan Jacques provided the gift to support this new endowed faculty position. A former teacher, Susan made the gift in an effort to inspire future teachers in a critical area.  

Ormsbee holds a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Kansas, a Master’s degree in special education from Emporia State University and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and special education from Emporia State University. Recently, Ormsbee has provided leadership in establishing an education partnership between the College of Education and Tulsa Public Schools to prepare teachers for the urban classroom.

With over two decades in the profession, Ormsbee has established a consistent record of scholarly publications and presentations, which address her interests in providing strategies and supports for teachers who work with children with learning and/or behavioral concerns.

Specifically, Ormsbee’s research has focused on collaborative processes including peer coaching, co-teaching, and preassessment.  She has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Intervention in School and Clinic since 1997.   While at the University of Oklahoma, Ormsbee received the 2001 BP Amoco Good Teaching Award and the College of Education Teaching/Advising Award. She also was named the 2002 Oklahoma Special Educator of the Year by the Oklahoma Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children.