OCCC Faculty

Randall Abrams
Developmental Math Lab Instructor
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Lisa Adkins
Professor/Coordinator of Administrative Office Technology
I began working at the College in 1982 as the Division Secretary for the Academic Division of...

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Jennifer Allen
Professor of Psychology
Dr. Jennifer Allen is a Nationally Certified, Board Registered Art Therapist. She practiced i...

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Jeff Anderson
Professor of Psychology
I enjoy working at OCCC because I believe in the power of an Associates Degree.  I believe a ...

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Randall Anderson
Professor of Graphic Communications
Professor Anderson has over 30  years experience in the photographic and graphic design indus...

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Sherri Arthur
Professor of Biology
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Zachary Austin
Developmental Math Lab Instructor
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Bruce Bailey
Professor of Chemistry
BS (Chemistry)Cameron University, Lawton OK PhD (Organic Chemistry)Oklahoma State University,...

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Kristy Bailey
Professor of Chemistry
B.S. in Chemistry from Cameron University PhD in Organic Chemistry from Oklahoma State Univer...

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Sara Baker, M.S., CCC-SLP
Adjunct Professor of Speech Language Pathology Assistant Program
Sarah is an adjunct professor for the OCCC SLPA program. She graduated from OUHSC with a Mast...

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Daniel Bakewell
Professor of Mathematics
Daniel Bakewell has been teaching at OCCC since 2005.  He has also taught at OSU-OKC and the ...

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Jennifer Ball
PTA Program Director and Professor of Physical Therapist Assistant
Jennifer Ball, PT/ATC, MHR has practiced as a physical therapist for twenty years primarily i...

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Gyanendra Baral
Professor of Business and Economics
A.B.D. in Economics, University of Memphis Masters in Local and Regional Economic Development...

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Melinda Barr
Professor of History
Education:   University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma Bachelor of Arts – Letters, 1983 Master...

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Daniel Benton
Professor of Mathematics
Daniel Benton is a Professor of Mathematics at Oklahoma City Community College.  He received ...

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Teresa Bierig, M.S., CCC-SLP
Adjunct Professor in SLPA Program
Teresa is an adjunct professor for the OCCC SLPA program. She also is the Team Leader of Acut...

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Douglas Blake
Professor of Visual Arts
MFA in Painting from the University of Oklahoma. Most of professional career as artist spent ...

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Traci Boren, MS, RN, CNOR
Professor of Nursing
Traci is a professor in the BADNAP nursing program. She graduated from the OU College of Nurs...

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Michael Boyle
Professor of Music
Michael Boyle joined the faculty of OCCC in 2006. He holds degrees from the College-Conservat...

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Deanne Branch, MSN, RN, CCRN
Professor of Nursing
Deanne is a professor in the traditional nursing program.  Prior to coming to OCCC, Deanne wo...

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Brenda Breeding
Professor of Biology
My style of teaching is more traditional.  If you are a student that enjoys 100 Power Point s...

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Sarah Brown, MS, RNC
Professor of Nursing
Sarah received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and her master’s...

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Jennifer Brumley
Professor of Nursing
Jennifer Brumley earned her associate degree in nursing at OCCC in 2002. After graduation, sh...

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Lisa Buckelew
Professor of Mathematics
*Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Mathematics from University of Oklahoma*Full-time Profess...

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Paul Buckelew
Professor Mathematics
M.A., University of Oklahoma B.A., University of Oklahoma ...

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John W. Campbell, Ph.D., M.S., and CCC-SLP
Adjunct Professor of Speech Language Pathology Assistant Program
Dr. Campbell has been an Adjunct Professor at OCCC for several years. His full-time position ...

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Jeffrey Carlisle
Professor History
Ph.D., University of North TexasM.A., University of North TexasB.S., University of Texas ...

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Donna Chambers, MS RN
Associate Nursing Program Director
Donna’s initial Registered Nursing education was as a “Diploma” graduate of St. Anthony’s Hos...

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Ruth Charnay
Department Director-Communications and the Arts
Ruth has always been a theatre person and a lover of the arts.  As a child raised in Oklahoma...

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Haining Chen
Professor of Information Technology
BS in Electronic Engineering, 1996. MS in Signal and Information Processing, 1999. Stay in IT...

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Roger Choate
Professor of Biology
I have spent my entire life here in central Oklahoma.  I received my Bachelors and Masters de...

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Jeffrey Cleek
Professor of English/Humanities
Jeffrey Cleek became a full-time faculty member at OCCC in 2008. ...

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Michelle Cole
Professor of Biology
BS in Biomedical Sciences from OSU (2001) DVM from OSU (2004) I received a B.S. in Biomedical...

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Michaele Cole, MS, MHR, RN
Professor of Nursing
Michaele has been a Registered Nurse since 1982.  She received her Bachelor of Science Degree...

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Betty Coleman
Professor Mathematics
M.A., University of Michigan B.S., Langston University ...

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Julie Corff
Professor of Speech Communication, Program Coordinator
I have taught for 22 years Communication courses, trained and consulted with businesses in co...

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Angela Cotner
Professor of English
Both of my parents are natural teachers.  My mother taught me to cook and to enjoy reading.  ...

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Kelia Crabbe, MS, RN
Professor of Nursing
Kelia received her BSN from the University of Oklahoma and completed her MSN at Oklahoma Bapt...

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Peggy DeCelle Newman
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and Professor of PTA
Peggy DeCelle Newman, PT, MHR has practiced as a physical therapist for thirty years in a var...

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Merette Dean, MS, RN
Professor of Nursing
Merette graduated from the Oklahoma City Community College nursing program in the Spring of 2...

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Dale Duke
Professor of Mathematics
Dale Duke is from Bethany, Oklahoma.  She attended Putnam City West High School.  She earned ...

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John Ehrhardt
Professor of History
M.A., Southern Illinois University B.S., Southern Illinois University ...

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Lori Farr
Professor of Learning Skills
Lori Farr began her teaching career at the University of Oklahoma where she provided instruct...

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Gwin Faulconer-Lippert
Professor of Mass Media Communications
M.A., University of Oklahoma B.A., University of Oklahoma ...

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Ron Feller, Sr.
Director of Emergency Medical Sciences
Ron Feller is a Nationally Registered and Oklahoma licensed Paramedic. He has 32 years of med...

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Abra (Abbie) Figueroa
Professor of Modern Languages and Coordinator of the ESL Academic Bridge Program
Abra (Abbie) Glenn-Allen Figueroa holds a Master of Arts degree in Bilingual/ESL Studies from...

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Michael Franco
Coordinator of Composition
An alumnus of OCCC, Michael Franco earned both his BA and MA in English from the University o...

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Gray Frederickson
Artist in Residence/Studio Coordinator
Academy Award-winning producer Gray Frederickson, who won an Oscar as Co-Producer of The Godf...

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Jacqueline Frock, MSN, RN
Professor Nursing
Jacqueline Frock began her nursing career with an AAS from Bacone College in 1987. She receiv...

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Steve Gibson
Medical Advisor for the Anesthesia Technologist Program
Dr. Steve Gibson was born and raised in Maryland and never thought he would move to Oklahoma ...

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Vicki Gibson
Department Chair and Professor of Computer Science
M.Ed., Southwestern Oklahoma State University B.S., Cameron University ...

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Dana Glencross
Professor of Political Science
I have lived most of my life in south Oklahoma City, graduating with honors from Moore High S...

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Ernest Gobert
Professor of Mathematics
M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma ...

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John Goulden
Professor of Computer Science
PhD. Physics at OUMs Computer Science at OCUBA Music at Southern Nazarene University Dr. Goul...

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Ken Harrelson
Professor of Mathematics
Graduate of Oklahoma State University ...

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Stephanie Hayes
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Howard University M.A., Howard University B.A., University of Oklahoma ...

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Al Heitkamper
Professor of Computer Science/Cyber Security
Certifications:CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security ProfessionalG7799/G2700 - GIAC ...

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John Helton
Department Chair and Professor of Computer-Aided Technology
I began teaching at Oklahoma City Community College in 1990.  I was hired as a part-time Inst...

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Lezli Heyland
Program Director for Respiratory Care
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Carlotta Hill
Professor of Learning Skills
I am a mother of three, a grandmother of many, and a lover of people.  It has been my pleasur...

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Julian Hilliard
Professor of Biology
I have bachelors and masters degrees in zoology, the masters with an emphasis in Paleontology...

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Sue Hinton
Professor of Journalism and English
Sue Brewster Hinton has taught journalism at Oklahoma City Community College since 1977 and h...

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Greg Holland
Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University B.S., Oklahoma State University ...

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R. A. Hopkins
Professor of Political Science
Professor Hopkins has been either teaching American Federal Government or serving students in...

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Gary Houlette
Professor of Physical Sciences
M.C.E., Oklahoma State University B.S.C.E., Oklahoma State University A.A., Oklahoma City Com...

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Jon Inglett
Professor of English
Professor Inglett received a B.A. Degree in English from the University of Arkansas and an M....

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Tiffany Jackson, MS, RN
Professor of Nursing
I have been a Registered Nurse since 2001. I received my BSN at Langston University, and my M...

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Haifeng Ji
Professor of Computer Science
Professor Haifeng Ji has taught many computer classes and served on several institutional com...

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Darby Johnsen
Coordinator of Student Learning
Darby Johnsen is the Coordinator of Student Learning for Oklahoma City Community College, ove...

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Melody Johnson
Developmental Math Lab Instructor
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Leslie Jones
Professor of History
Professor Leslie Jones began at OCCC in February, 2006 and served as our first Transfer and D...

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Peggy Jordan
Professor of Psychology
Peggy Jordan received her B.A from the University of Central Oklahoma with a double major in ...

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Jenna K. Minaschek, M.S., CCC-SLP
Adjunct Professor of Speech Language Pathology Assistant Program
Jenna is an adjunct professor for the OCCC SLPA program. She received degrees from the Univer...

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Steve Kash
Professor of Biology
Formerly taught General Biology, General Chemistry, Human Anatomy (cadaver dissection), Human...

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Yuthika Kim
Professor of Psychology
I am a full-time Professor within the Department of Psychology and have been at OCCC for six ...

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Kimberly Kyker
Professor of Biology/Chemistry and Academic Coordinator, Clinical Research Program
Received a Bachelor Degree in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma and a Master's Degree i...

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Tonya Kymes
Professor of English
I am a Cherokee and Creek native Oklahoman. I was born and raised in Southeastern Oklahoma, a...

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Dawn Ladiski
Professor of Child Development
M.Ed., Oklahoma City University B.S., Oklahoma State University ...

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Michael Low
Professor of Physics
M.S., Oregon State University B.S., University of Nevada A.S., Truckee Meadows Community Coll...

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Jerry Ludlow
Professor of Sociology
M.A., Kansas State University B.S., Kansas State University A.A., Hutchinson Community Colleg...

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Sean Lynch
Digital Cinema Production adjunct faculty
Sean Lynch has written and produced one feature length film: Unsolved, a thriller co-writ...

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Michael Machiorlatti
Professor of Business/Economics
I was born in Michigan and went to undergrad at Aquinas College in Michigan.  I studied Econo...

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Gail Malmstrom
Professor of Mathematics
Gail earned her MA in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado in Denver, CO in 19...

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Jay Malmstrom
Professor of Mathematics
M.S., University of Colorado B.S., California State University (Fullerton) ...

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Sara Mathew
Professor of Computer Science
I have been teaching here at the college for about 14 years.  I have taught both programming ...

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Marybeth McCauley
Professor of English
Marybeth McCauley began her educational career at Keystone Learning Center and eventually co...

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Ray McCullar
Professor of History
Master's Degree in History from Oklahoma State University. Pet roly poly named Rollo (named t...

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John McMurray
Professor of Biology
A.S. College of Lake County (Life Science)B.A. Southern Illinois University (Plant Biology)Ph...

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Robin McMurry, MS, RNC
Professor of Nursing
Professor Robin McMurry, PHD, RNC earned her associates degree in Nursing from Oklahoma City ...

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Greg Mellott
Professor of Digital Cinema Production
Professor Greg Mellott comes from a career of writing and producing in Hollywood and Asia, an...

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Cindy Milam, MS, RN
Professor of Nursing
Cindy is a graduate of Tuttle High School and received her Bachelors of Nursing at Oklahoma C...

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Shelley Miller, MSN, RN
Nursing Program Director
Shelley Miller graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in ...

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Janet Mitchell
Professor Mathematics
Norman High School graduate B.S. and M.S. from OU Teaching at the college level for 17 years ...

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Mary Ann Moore
Professor of Visual Arts
Professor Moore has a BA from Oklahoma City University, she has exhibited Internationally, na...

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Stephen Morrow
Professor of English
At heart, I am a teacher.I studied Philosophy at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and...

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Nuala Murray-South, M.A., CCC-SLP
Adjunct Professor of Speech Language Pathology Assistant Program
Nuala South received her degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State Universit...

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Charles Myrick
Professor of Business/Economics
Mr. Myrick is from Poplarville, MS where he received his associates degree from Pearl River C...

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Brent Noel
Professor of Theatre Arts
While at OCCC has directed The Laramie ProjectLysistrataForum Theatre Projects I & IIThe Resi...

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Charles Nunley
Professor of Mathematics
M.A., University of Oklahoma B.A., University of Oklahoma ...

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Chris Oehrlein
Professor of Mathematics
In addition to teaching here at OCCC, I umpire high school and two-year college baseball in O...

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Rachel Olsen
Communications Lab and World Languages & Cultures Center Supervisor
Rachel's love of words, books, and films led her to a career in college teaching.  She also t...

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Shanna Padgham
Professor of Political Science
I earned by B.S. & M.S. in Environmental Science at Oklahoma State University and my M.S. and...

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Greg Parks
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Walden University M.S., University of Oklahoma B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University ...

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Dana Passek
Professor of English
Although he spent most of his life in Pennsylvania, Professor Passek visited Oklahoma often. ...

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Ivana Pavic
Professor of Physics
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Jennifer Peters, MS, RN, CNE
Professor of Nursing
Jennifer Peters is a Professor of Nursing at Oklahoma City Community College in the second se...

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Germain Pichop
Chair/Professor of Business and Economics and Department Chair of Business
Dr. Germain Pichop, a Fulbright Scholar, is the  Chair of Business Department and Co-Director...

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Randa Pospisil, MS, RN
Professor of Nursing
Randa graduated from the Oklahoma City Community College nursing program in the fall of 1998 ...

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LiErin Probasco
Professor of Sociology
B.A., Swarthmore College M.A./Ph.D., Princeton University ...

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Mary Punches
Professor of English
Born and raised in northwestern Oklahoma, I received my B.A. in English Education from Northw...

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Michael Punches
Professor of English
I have been teaching at OCCC for over twenty years.  My wife Mary, to whom I've been married ...

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Raul Ramirez
Professor of Biology
I am currently serving as the Biology program co-coordinator and as course co-coordinator for...

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Sherry Ray
Professor of Mathematics
I graduated from Ponca City High School in 1985.  I then attended Northern Oklahoma College a...

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Crystal Reynolds
Professor of Emergency Medical Sciences
I have been part of Oklahoma City Community College's EMS program since 2009. I am both Natio...

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Julie Rice-Rollins
Professor of Geography
I like to think of myself as a professional student. I may be the one at the front of the cla...

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George Risinger
Professor of Biology
I completed my graduate degree from the University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center in 20...

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Linda Robinett
Professor of Learning Skills and Coordinator of Learning Skills Department
Linda Robinett received her B.A in English and M.S.in Education(Reading)from Oklahoma State U...

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E. Ginnett Rollins, Ph.D.
Professor of Modern Languages (Spanish and French)
Ph.D., Spanish with graduate minor in French (Francophone Literature emphasis) Texas Tech Uni...

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Mona R. Ryan, M.S., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
Adjunct Professor of Speech Language Pathology Assistant Program
Mona is an adjunct professor for the OCCC SLPA program teaching coursework for the first thre...

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Beverly Schaeffer, MSN, RN
Professor of Nursing
Beverly has been teaching fulltime at OCCC since 2002, after working as an adjunct clinical i...

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Karla Schenk, MSN, RN
Professor of Nursing
Karla graduated from OU in 1989 with a BSN. She started h er nursing career at Children's Hos...

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Fonda Scott
Professor of OTA/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Graduate of OCCC OTA Program in 1995.Delivery of OT Services in the following settings: In-Pa...

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Robyn Senter
Professor of Biology
New to Oklahoma in May 2012. Formerly from Orange, Texas 2003-2012 taught Microbiology, Anato...

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Steven Shore
Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Shore is a third generation Oklahoman. Born in Tulsa, he spent most of his early years on...

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JM Smith
Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., University of OklahomaM.A., University of OklahomaB.A., University of Oklahoma ...

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Markus Smith
Professor of Political Science
Education: Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Certificate in Religious Studies and Education, Harv...

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Nina Smith
Professor of English
Central Oklahoma has been my home all my life: prairies, thunderstorms, orange-hued sunsets, ...

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Michael Snyder
Professor of English
BA English, Haverford College MA English, University of Colorado PhD English, University of O...

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Urban (Brent) Stafford
Professor of Emergency Medical Sciences
I have been in EMS as a EMT-Paramedic for over 30 years and have taught at OCCC EMS Departmen...

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Ronald Staton
Professor of Music
Ron is in his seventh year as the Professor of Music at Oklahoma City Community College.  He ...

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Pamela Stout
Professor of English
In 1990, I earned a B.A. in Education and in 1992, an M.A. in English, both from the Universi...

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Nancy Sweet-Fitzgibbon, MSN, APRN-CRNA
Program Director, Anesthesia Technology Program
Nancy earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of California, Los Angele...

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Natalie Tapley, MS, RN
Professor of Nursing
Natalie Tapley obtained her BSN & her MS in Nursing Education from the University of Oklahoma...

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Suzanne Janine Thompson-Stanton, Ed.D, CCC-SLP
Adjunct Professor of Speech Language Pathology Assistant Program
Dr. Stanton has been teaching in the Department of Communication Disorders at the University ...

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Tad Thurston
Professor of Physics
I've believed since I was small that physics and astronomy were the most beautiful and profou...

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Brandon Tomson
Professor of Mathematics
M.S. MathematicsB.S. Mathematics ...

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Courtney Vahlberg
Professor of Chemistry
I have a Ph.D. in chemistry from OSU and spent 24 years as an analytical chemist for the tele...

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Sharon Vaughan
Professor of Political Science
Sharon Vaughan earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin...

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Chris Verschage
Professor of English
I am happy to be here at OCCC. I am not a "native Oklahoman" but a "northern transplant."  I...

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Ramachandran Vijayan
Professor of Business
Professor of Business/Co-Director Center for International Business, Oklahoma City Community ...

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Bradley Walker
Department Chair/Professor of Automotive Technology
B.S., University of Central Oklahoma; I graduated from the GM ASEP program here at OCCC.I am ...

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Stephanie Wallace, MS, RN
Professor of Nursing
M.S., Southern Nazarene University B.S.N., Oklahoma Wesleyan University A.A.S., Oklahoma City...

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Jimmie Kay Wetmore, MS, RN
Professor of Nursing
Kay received her Associate degree from Oklahoma City Community College, Baccalaureate degree ...

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Kathy J. Wheat, PhD., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
Program Director for Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program/Professor
Dr. Wheat is the OCCC SLPA Program Director and professor. She received degrees from the Univ...

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Mary White
Professor of Occupational Therapy Assistant
M.S. – Currently enrolled in Mount Mary University Post-Professional Master Occupational Ther...

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Bertha Wise
Professor of English
I have lived in Oklahoma for over 30 years, but before that I was in many other states, inclu...

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Reeca Young
Program Director/Professor
Thirty years of combined experience in the field of Occupational Therapy, as a practicing OTA...

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Changjiang Zhu
Professor of Chemistry
Bachelor, chemistry, Wuhan University, China, 1982Ph. D., chemistry, University of Idaho, 199...

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Mark Zindelo
Professor of English/ Multicultural English Program Coordinator
Professor Zindelo has taught at OCCC since 1998. He loves learning about the world outside th...

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Tamala Zolicoffer
Chair/Professor of Accounting
Education:  BS in Accounting from UCO and an MS in Accounting from OSUWork experience:  Six y...

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