Dr. Steele is an educational psychologist whose primary areas of interest include student success, academic behaviors, learning strategies, intrapersonal skills, motivation, and the undergraduate experience. She has published and presented on a variety of topics related to higher education. In her current position, Dr. Steele collaborates with students and faculty to increase student academic success and enhance retention efforts. In conjunction with her role as Academic Resource Counselor/ University Retention, Dr. Steele teaches an IDS course on college achievement and learning management. As an alum, Dr. Steele is a long-time dedicated member of the USAO community and is a fervent supporter of the university's unique mission.
B.S., Psychology with minor in Sociology, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 2006
M.S., Community Counseling, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 2009
Ph.D, Educational Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 2013
Who will sculpt the famous likeness of renowned storyteller Te Ata Fisher? Pictured here in 1918 is Te Ata (1895-1995), the subject of a new public art project underway at USAO. Five artists chosen by the selection committee will be on campus Feb. 7 to present their vision for the statue, which will be visible to visitors approaching the university from Grand Avenue.
Five sculptors are scheduled to visit the University of Science and Arts on Feb. 7 to present their vision for the previously announced statue of famed American Indian storyteller Te Ata.
Dr. Zach Simpson (left) and Dr. James Finck (right) both saw new books published in 2012. Several other members of USAO’s faculty published articles, book chapters and presented at conferences throughout the year.
With three new books – on the Civil War, local history and aesthetic living – plus scholarly articles in peer reviewed journals, faculty at the University of Science and Arts are engaged in research when not in the classroom.
Just days before her 100th birthday, Oklahoma's most famous Native American storyteller, known simply as "Te Ata", died Oct. 26, 1995, in Oklahoma City.
A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday at Guardian West Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.
Few Oklahomans have garnered as much attention around the world as Te Ata, recognized for a lifetime of achievement by governors, presidents, kings and her alma mater, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.