Linda McCoy has been a member of the faculty at USAO since 1999. She is an instructor of speech language pathology and teaches Normal Speech and Language Development, Field Observation, Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology I & II, Speech Reading/Auditory Training/Aural Rehabilitation, and Voice Disorders.
In addition to teaching in the classroom, she served on different committees on campus that include the Student Disciplinary Committee, Academic Probation Committee and Teacher Education Screening Committee. She also is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Oklahoma Reading Association, International Reading Association and National Reading Conference.
Before coming to teach in the classroom at USAO, McCoy was a speech-language pathologist in the Moore Public Schools, a speech pathologist in the San Antonio Independent School District and a clinical supervisor at USAO.
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.
Karen Karner joined the faculty of USAO in Fall, 2013, as Clinic Director of the John A. Morris Speech and Language Clinic and an instructor of speech-language pathology. Her clinical background in speech- language pathology includes work in the public schools of Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma, and private practice in both Texas and Oklahoma where her caseloads included early intervention, autism spectrum disorders, adult intellectual disability, and school-age speech and language disorders. She has additional training and experience in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
She has been a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in good standing since 1985. She has earned the Award for Continuing Education (ACE) three times. She presently serves as Vice President-Elect of the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association. At USAO, she serves on the Superior Teaching and Scholarly Activity Committee.
Karner is a Ph.D. candidate in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where her dissertation research focuses on the social use of language of adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. A fellow of the Leadership in Education and Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) program, Karner brings to her position an understanding of family-centered and culturally competent services that place the patient and the family at the forefront of decision making in the treatment process.