Nancy Hector

Assoc. Professor of Education & Coordinator of Field-Based Experiences
Gary Hall, Room 206B
phone: 405-574-1354


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 -- 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.


  • 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