December 2009

Professor of Chemistry

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First Name: 
Roch
Last Name: 
Chan-Yu-King
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Education: 
  • Doctor of Organic Chemistry, Southern Illinois University, 1986
  • Master of Organic Chemistry, University of Marseilles, France, 1982
  • Master of Chemical Engineering, University of Marseilles, France, 1982
  • Bachelor of Chemistry, University of Marseilles, France, 1980
Phone Number: 
405-574-1285
Bio: 

Dr. Roch Chan-Yu-King has been a member of the USAO faculty since 1988. He teaches Foundations of Physical Science, Organic Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry II Laboratory, General Chemistry II and General Chemistry Laboratory II.

King’s publications include Improving the Floatability and Cleanability of Ultrafine Coal by the Use of Anionic Surfactants and Solid-Liquid Phase Transfer Catalysis for the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Curriculum.

King holds several patents that include A Process for the Preparation of Dideuteriomethylene Chloride and Reagents to Optimize Removal of Pyritic Sulfur and Ash from Fine and Ultrafine Coal by Filtration Processes with Optimal Weight and BTU Recovery.

In addition to his classroom responsibilities, King is a chemical consultant for Diatron Corporation in San Diego for pharmaceuticals and is a science judge for The Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science.

He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Oklahoma Academy of Science. He received the Carbondale’s Dissertation Research Award from Southern Illinois University and the Centre National de Recherche Scientific (CNRS) Fellowship.

He is fluent in French (mother tongue), English, Malagasi and Chinese (Cantonese).

Before coming to USAO, he was a postdoctoral research fellow, teaching assistant and participated in numerous research projects from Illinois to France.

Campus Building: 
Austin Hall
Office Location: 
210
Famous Quote: 

"It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service." -- Albert Einstein

Associate Professor of Physical Education

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First Name: 
Sean
Last Name: 
Kelley
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Education: 
  • Doctor of Philosophy – Sports Studies, Ohio State University, 2001
  • Master of Education – Physical Education, Wayne State University, 1993
  • Bachelor of Physical Education, Wayne State University, 1991
Phone Number: 
405-574-1248
Bio: 

Dr. Sean Kelley has been a member of the faculty at USAO since 1999. He is an associate professor of physical education and teaches Kinesiology, Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries, Fundamentals of Individual Sports and Golf. He serves as an advisor to the physical education majors.

Since becoming a member of the USAO faculty, Kelley has served as president, treasurer and vice-president of the USAO Faculty Association and has been a member of several committees that include Superior Teaching Award, Library, Curriculum, Academic Meet and Student Disciplinary.

Kelley is a member of the National Association of Physical Education in Higher Education; American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and is a tribal member of the Bad River Band of Chippewa Indians.

Kelley also studied at the Scandinavian Institute for Physical Culture in Denmark. He enjoys competitive golf, ice hockey and running and even trained with an elite-level hockey team and lived in Sweden.

Campus Building: 
Physical Education Building
Office Location: 
110
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Famous Quote: 

"Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity." -- Aristotle

Professor of Economics & Director of Interdisciplinary Studies

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First Name: 
Jennifer
Last Name: 
Long
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Education: 

B.A., Economics, University of Tulsa, 1992

Ph.D, Economics, University of Tennessee, 1997

Phone Number: 
405-574-1217
Bio: 

A member of the USAO faculty since 1999, Dr. Long is an economic historian whose primary areas of interest include colonial American economics, the 19th century American Industrial Revolution, women’s labor history, and Institutional Economics. Before coming to USAO, she taught at the University of Tennessee as a graduate instructor, and at Keene State College in New Hampshire. She has published or presented on a wide variety of topics, including the history of New Deal job creation in Tennessee, feminist participatory research methods, NAFTA-related job loss in the South, and the dangers of right-to-work laws.

In conjunction with her role as Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Core Curriculum (IDS), Dr. Long teaches several IDS courses, including Rhetoric adn Critical Thinking, The Individual in Contemporary Society, American Civ I, American Civ II, World Thought II, and World Thought III. 

Outside of the classroom, Dr. Long serves as the faculty advisor for the USAO Feminist Collective and as a member of the coordinating committee for the Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium and the Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service.

She is a member of the Association for Evolutionary Economics and the International Association for Feminist Economics and also serves on the board of the Women’s Service and Family Resource Center in Chickasha.

Campus Building: 
Troutt Hall
Office Location: 
317
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Famous Quote: 

"They don’t call economics The Dismal Science because it’s fair.... They call it that after Sir Eustace Dismal, the 18th century English economist who proposed making smokestacks out of children. It was a very interesting proposal but ultimately flawed. I mean, if you make the smokestacks out of children who will you force to clean them? It’s referred to as 'Dismal’s Paradox.'" John Hodgeman

Instructor in Accounting

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First Name: 
Robert
Last Name: 
Newbrough
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Education: 
  • Master of Business Administration, California Coast University, 2009
  • Certified Public Accountant, registration and license to practice in Oklahoma, 1988
  • Bachelor of Accounting and Business Administration, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1987
Phone Number: 
405-574-1266
Bio: 

Robert Newbrough has been a member of the USAO faculty since 2002. He teaches all accounting courses as well as Principles of Finance, and occasionally dabs in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.

In addition to his classroom responsibilities, Newbrough is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a retired Captain of the Chickasha Fire Department. He is a governmental accounting expert witness, and the treasurer for the USAO Alumni Association.  He prepares income tax forms for business and individuals and does compensation plans design, costing, and consulting for various labor organizations within Oklahoma.

Campus Building: 
Troutt Hall
Office Location: 
307
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Famous Quote: 

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. -- Aristotle

Associate Prof. of Psychology & Chair, Div. of Social Sciences & Business

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First Name: 
Christopher
Last Name: 
Walker
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Phone Number: 
405-574-1283
Bio: 

Dr. Chris Walker has been a member of the faculty at USAO since 2004. He commonly teaches Elementary Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Learning and Motivation, Advanced Research Methods, History of Psychology and Social Psychology.

Dr. Walker’s research has traditionally examined social/cognitive factors that influence academic motivation and achievement including perceptions of belonging, the adoption of achievement goals, and hope. His publications have been featured in the Middle Grades Research Journal, Learning and Individual Differences, Social Psychology of Education, Educational Psychology, and the Journal of Educational Research

Dr. Walker is a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), American Psychological Association (APA), and the Oklahoma Psychological Society (OPS). He was awarded the USAO Regent's Award for Superior Teaching in 2006 & 2011 and the Regent's Award for Scholarly Research in 2010. He is also a faculty co-sponsor of the Psychology Club and Psi Chi and serves as the chair of the USAO Symposia and University Assessment Committees.

Before coming to USAO, he was a graduate research and teaching assistant at the University of Oklahoma.

Campus Building: 
Davis Hall
Office Location: 
119A
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Famous Quote: 

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. -- Aristotle

Professor & Chair, Education and Speech Language Pathology

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Vicki
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Last Name: 
Ferguson
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Education: 

Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of Oklahoma, 1993

MA, Mathematics, University of Texas, Austin, 1973

BA, Mathematics, Agnes Scott College, 1971

Phone Number: 
405-574-1253
Bio: 

Dr. Vicki Ferguson serves several roles as professor, director of teacher education and chair of the Division of Education and Speech-Language Pathology at USAO. She has been a full-time member of the USAO faculty since 1988. She also was an instructor in the mathematics department at USAO from 1975-1980 and an adjunct faculty member in the Division of Mathematics and Division of Education from 1987-1988.

Ferguson was an instructor in the Applied Problem Solving Institute and Summer Math Academy at Oklahoma City Community College. Before coming to USAO, Ferguson taught math at Chickasha High School and Anderson High School in Austin, Texas.

She is on the advisory board of A+ Oklahoma Schools and is the president-elect of the Oklahoma Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Ferguson was the conference chair of the OACTE/OCTP/OATE Fall Conference in 2009. She served as an OACTE representative during the Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C. in 2009 and 2010 and during the Oklahoma Legislative Day on the Hill the last two years.

She is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Science Teachers Association.

Ferguson has attended AACTE National Meetings in Atlanta, Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and San Diego. She was a team member of the Oklahoma State Accreditation Team of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education in 2008.

She has presented to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference seven times, the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics twice and the Oklahoma Education Association District Meeting twice.

Outside the classroom, Ferguson enjoys organizing and leading one of the interactive learning stations at various Earth Day/Resource Day events sponsored by the Grady County Conservation District. She also served as a Girl Scout leader for 10 years.

Campus Building: 
Gary Hall
Office Location: 
106B
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Famous Quote: 

"It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service." - Albert Einstein

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Vicki Brown Vicki Linda Brown

Educational Interpreter

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First Name: 
Danny
Last Name: 
Bice
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Phone Number: 
405-574-1339
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Danny Bice is the educational interpreter at USAO. He has been a member of the staff since 1998.

Bice interprets for classes at USAO, as well as special events. He works in the Division of Education and Speech Language Pathology at the college. The division includes the early childhood, education of the deaf, elementary education and speech-language pathology fields of study.

Campus Building: 
Gary Hall
Office Location: 
209
Famous Quote: 

"Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity." --Aristotle

Assoc. Professor of Education & Coordinator of Field-Based Experiences

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First Name: 
Nancy
Last Name: 
Hector
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Education: 
  • Ed.D., Child and Youth Studies, Nova Southeastern University, 2002 
  • M.Ed., Education, Phillips University, 1975
  • B.S., Elementary Educ. and Early Childhood Educ., Okla. College of Liberal Arts, 1972

Phone Number: 
405-574-1354
Bio: 

Dr. Hector has been a full-time faculty member at USAO since 1998. Before joining the USAO faculty full-time, she worked as an adjunct faculty member for the college. She also has served as a teacher, director of school and director of preschool at Epworth Christian School in Chickasha and as a teacher at Alex Public Schools and Rush Springs Public Schools.

She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Oklahoma Association for the Early Childhood Teacher Educators, American Association of University Women, Reading Teacher International, Grady County Reading Council and the Higher Education Alumni Council of Oklahoma.

In 2009, Hector released a children's book title Juniper, a story about an inauspicious elf, eager to find his niche in life. The 103-page book is published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises and is available at their website -- www.tatepublishing.com and at the USAO Bookstore.

She is a member of the Superior Teaching Award Committee, Teacher Education Committee, Curriculum Committee, Faculty Association Tenure Committee and Library Committee at USAO.

Hector has two children and lots of nieces and nephews who have given her inspiration for her stories. She lives in Chickasha with her husband, dog, and two cats.

Campus Building: 
Gary Hall
Office Location: 
206B
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Famous Quote: 

"Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity." -Aristotle

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early childhood elementary juniper emily hank lindbergh cinderella

Professor of American Indian Studies

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First Name: 
Lee
Last Name: 
Hester
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Education: 
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma, 1999
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma, 1991
  • Bachelor of History, University of Oklahoma, 1987
Phone Number: 
405-574-1289
Bio: 

Dr. Lee Hester has been a member of the USAO faculty since 2000. He teaches Tribal Government and Law, History of Federal Indian Law, Justice and Federal Indian Law, Theories of Sovereignty, Contemporary American Indian Issues, American Indian Identity, Native American Philosophy, Pan-Indianism, American Indian Art, American Indians in Film, American Indian Economics, Casino Management, Plains Indian Warfare, Removal, Native American Contemporary and Traditional Literature, Wichita Clemente, Chickasaw Clemente, Kiowa Tribal Government and American Indian Education.

Hester is the director of American Indian Studies and director of the Meredith Indigenous Humanities Center. He is the advisor to all American Indian Studies majors and is a faculty advisor to American Indian student organization on campus.

Hester has been published in numerous American Indian journals, newspapers and newsletters that include American Indian Wars on the Solver Screen, On Philosophical Discourse andCeremonial Worlds and Environmental Sanity. He also has published a book entitled Political Principles and Indian Sovereignty.

He was awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence for Environmental Protection Services in 1973 by President Richard Nixon.

In addition to his classroom activities, Hester is the Cultural Committee chair for the Oklahoma Choctaw Tribal Alliance Inc., is a founding board member for the Oklahoma Association for Healthcare Ethics and is a member of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, the American Philosophical Association and the American Indian Philosophical Association.

Before coming to USAO, Hester taught at Oklahoma City University, Lakehead University and the University of Oklahoma.

Campus Building: 
Davis Hall
Office Location: 
229
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Famous Quote: 

"It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service." - Albert Einstein

Associate Professor of Political Science

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First Name: 
Aleisha
Last Name: 
Karjala
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Faculty
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Education: 
  • Doctor of Political Science, University of Oklahoma, 2007
  • Bachelor of Political Science, University of Oklahoma, 2001
Phone Number: 
405-574-1286
Bio: 

Dr. Aleisha Karjala has been a member of the faculty at USAO since 2007. She is an associate professor of political science and teaches all political science courses and in the Interdisciplinary sequence (Political and Economic Systems and Theories (PEST) and American Civilization I and II).

Campus Building: 
Davis Hall
Office Location: 
221
Famous Quote: 

"Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity." -- Aristotle