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Faculty

Dr. Mwarumba Mwavita

Interim Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies
311 Willard Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
405-744-8929mwavita@okstate.edu

Dr. Ki Cole

Associate Professor
313 Willard Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
405-744-9611
ki.cole@okstate.edu

Dr. Jam Khojasteh

Associate Professor
2444A Main Hall
Tulsa, OK 74106
918-594-8226jam.khojasteh@okstate.edu

Research

  • Current Projects
    • External Evaluator, Center for Health Sciences, Health Resources and Service Administration grant for Area Health Education Centers Program, 2017, 5 years.
    • Evaluator, College of Education and Human Sciences, NSF grant.  Transitioning Students to Teacher-Researchers (TSTR), 2017, 3 years.
  • Previous Projects
    • Oklahoma State Department of Education, Development and Evaluation of an Effective Accountability System for Oklahoma Schools.  2014-2015.
    • Statistical Data analysis for Church of Christ, Stillwater, OK Spring 2017
    • Consulting Oklahoma State University Assessment and Testing (UAT), Campus Climate Survey Statistical Data Analysis. Spring 2017
    • Consulting Oklahoma State University, Office of Financial Aid, Cost of Attending analyses. 2013-2014.
    • Evaluation of the Oklahoma State University Material Science in Engineering Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) 2016-2017.
    • Evaluation of Oklahoma State University’s Learning and Student Success Opportunity (LASSO) Center. 2013-2015
  • Related Projects
    • Barnes, L.L.B., Wheeler, D. M., & Khojasteh, J. (In press). Cancer information seeking: Sources and patterns.  Health Education Journal. 
    • Hathcoat, J.D., Penn, J.D., Barnes, L.L.B., & Comer, J.C.  (2016). A second dystopia in Education: Validity issues in authentic assessment practices.  Research in Higher Education, DOI 10.1007/s1162-016-9407-1.
    • Barnes, L. L. B., Wheeler, D. L., Laster, B. B., McGaugh, M., & Morse, A.  (2013). Development of a scale to measure laypersons’ beliefs about medical knowledge.  Health Education Journal, DOI: 10.1177/0017896911430764.
  • Presentations
    • Exploring the limitations of composite accountability indicators: A longitudinal analysis of Oklahoma’s A-F School Grading System.  Paper presented to the American Educational Research Association.  OSU Center for Educational Research and Evaluation with OU Oklahoma Center for Education Policy, 2017. 
  • Publications
    • Next generation accountability: A vision for improvement under ESSA.  Palo Alto: Learning Policy Institute, 2017.  OSU Center for Educational Research and Evaluation with OU Oklahoma Center for Education Policy, 2017.
    • An empirical test of Oklahoma’s A-F school gradesEducation Policy Analysis Archives, 24(4), OSU Center for Educational Research and Evaluation with OU Oklahoma Center for Education Policy http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v24.2127.  2016.  
    • Oklahoma school grades: Hiding poor achievement.  A-F Report Card.  OSU Center for Educational Research and Evaluation with OU Oklahoma Center for Education Policy, 2013.
    • An examination of the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s A-F Report Card.  OSU Center for Educational Research and Evaluation with OU Oklahoma Center for Education Policy, 2013.
  • Reports
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