December 2009

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

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First Name: 
Katie
Last Name: 
Davis
Professional Type: 
Faculty
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Education: 
  • MFA, Directing, University of Mississippi, 2002
  • MA, Theatre Arts, University of Texas at El Paso, 1996
  • BA, Theatre Arts, Juniata College, 1993

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Phone Number: 
405-574-1310
Bio: 

Katie Davis has more than 20 years of experience in professional, academic, and community theatre and has been the coordinator of the USAO Theatre Arts Program since 2006. Before coming to Chickasha, she was the artistic director and business manager for Corinth Theatre-Arts in Corinth, Mississippi.

Katie was a graduate instructor at the University of Mississippi and at the University of Texas at El Paso.  She began her teaching career as a Visiting Instructor and Director of Theatre at Juniata College in 1996. 

Katie has worked with The People's Light and Theatre Company in Philadelphia and with The Hangar Theatre and Rockwell Productions, both based in New York. She was the artistic director of the Women’s Theatre Ensemble Project in El Paso, Texas, and performed with the El Paso-based touring company, Theatre, Inc. Her areas of research and interest include Creativity, Drama Therapy, Womens Studies, Philosophy, and Mixed Martial Arts. 

Campus Building: 
Davis Hall
Office Location: 
106c
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Famous Quote: 

The greats weren't great because at birth they could paint

The greats were great because they paint a lot

- Macklemore

 

Search Terms: 
Theatre Theater Plays Simons

Professor of Music

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First Name: 
Dan
Last Name: 
Hanson
Professional Type: 
Faculty
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Education: 
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition, University of North Texas, 1987
  • Master of Music in Theory and Composition, Texas Tech University, 1981
  • Bachelor of Music Theory, Texas Tech University, 1975
Phone Number: 
405-574-1297
Bio: 

Concert band director, concert pianist, and composer Dr. Dan Hanson has been a member of the faculty at USAO since 1988. He teaches music theory, composition, percussion, music methods courses, and directs the USAO Concert Band. In 2006, Hanson launched a new performing ensemble called The Key Players of USAO, a unique synthesizer keyboard group (with guitar, bass guitar & drums) that explores various musical styles and travels for public events. Hanson, who plays more than a dozen different musical instruments, recently added the accordion to his repertoire. Hanson earned the Regents Award for Superior Teaching in 2005 and in 2007. He was named twice to the Outstanding Young Men of America, twice to the Texas All-State Band and was a first prize winner of the Lubbock Music Composition Contest.

Hanson is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfMe), Oklahoma Music Educators Association, The College Music Society, the Oklahoma Music Theory Roundtable Conference, The Society Of Composers, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Lions Club International. He produced the orchestration for the World Premiere of Bill Mays' "Suite for Flute and Piano," has performed as a percussionist in Japan, and toured both Europe and Mexico. Before coming to USAO, Hanson was an assistant professor of music at Southern Plains College, director of jazz studies at Lubbock Christian University, instructor of music theory at the Texas Tech University Band Camp, and director of music for the Miss Lubbock Scholarship Pageant.

Campus Building: 
Davis Hall
Office Location: 
237a
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Famous Quote: 

"It's not where it came from....but where it evolved to" - comedian and songwriter Steve Allen

Search Terms: 
- MUSC 4903 - SONGWRITING

Professor of Music

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First Name: 
Jan
Last Name: 
Hanson
Professional Type: 
Faculty
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Education: 
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting, University of North Texas School of Music, 1986
  • Master of Music in Choral Conducting, Indiana University School of Music, 1981
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Texas Women’s University, 1979
Phone Number: 
405-574-1298
Bio: 

Dr. Jan Hanson, Professor of Music,  joined the USAO faculty in 1987. She serves as the conductor of the USAO Concert Choir and teaches courses in music history/literature, conducting and music methods. Dr. Hanson has extensive conducting experience in choral, opera, oratorio and music theatre. She serves as an adjudicator with the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association, the American Choral Director’s Association and the Quartz Mountain Arts Institute. Dr. Hanson has appeared as a guest conductor for the Oklahoma Choral Director’s Association, the Tri-State Music Festival, Circle the State With Song Festival and the Mid-Del Choral Music Festival. Prior to her appointment at USAO, she was a teaching fellow at the University of North Texas, an instructor of voice at Southern Plains College, an associate instructor of music at Indiana University and a teaching fellow at the Aspen Choral Institute. 

Dr. Hanson maintains professional memberships with the Music Educator's National Conference, Oklahoma Music Educator's Association, Oklahoma Choral Director's Association, American Choral Director's Association and Sigma Alpha Iota, a professional music fraternity for women.  She was named to Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Pi Kappa Lambda and Outstanding Young Women of America. Dr. Hanson is a member of the advisory board of the Oklahoma Arts Institute.

Campus Building: 
Davis Hall
Office Location: 
237a
Famous Quote: 

"Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.”
― Ludwig van Beethoven

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music conducting

LEADERSHIP IN FILM

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
MGMT
Course Number: 
3203

Contemporary film has as one of its basic component, the diffusion of social and cultural morals and values. Often with the entertainment that is provided by film, there are messages that teach us about key ideas of our society. This class will utilize six contemporary films to identify and create an arena for discussion of this thing we call “leadership”. 3 hours

GROUP DYNAMICS AND TEAMWORK

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
MGMT
Course Number: 
3213

This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of the complex nature of group dynamics and methods for increasing the effectiveness of groups and teams. 3 hours

MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
MGMT
Course Number: 
3233

Methods of research in report writing; nonverbal communication; techniques of listening; using visual aids for improved communication; oral reporting; applying general semantics to improve management communication. Prerequisite: BADM 3223. 3 hours

PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
MGMT
Course Number: 
3253

Policies, forms of organization, and techniques as applied in successful business organizations and management. 3 hours

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
MGMT
Course Number: 
3373

Fundamental functions of human resource management; relationship between personnel management and organizations; emerging role of personnel administration in development of strategic policy for organizations. Prerequisite: MGMT 3253. 3 hours

Associate Professor of Foreign Language

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First Name: 
Annick
Last Name: 
Bellemain
Professional Type: 
Faculty
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Education: 
  • PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Utah
  • MA, BA, Brigham Young University
Phone Number: 
405-574-1268
Bio: 

Dr. Bellemain is from the South of France.  She teaches French, Spanish, and The History of English.  Some of her research interests include foreign language teaching, cultural studies, and linguistics.

Campus Building: 
Davis Hall
Office Location: 
249
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Famous Quote: 

L'enfer, c'est les autres. (Sartre)

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
MGMT
Course Number: 
3383

Organizations and human behavior controversy in organizational theory and the study of human behavior; motivation, perception, nature-nurturing, learning and culture; selected styles of management rooted in behavioral sciences. Prerequisites: MGMT 3253 and MGMT 3373. 3 hours