Retiring Faculty Bios
Dr. Sharon Brickman
A native of Texarkana, Texas, Dr. Sharon Brickman lived in many states and countries, "due to being an Army brat and an Army wife," she recalls. She is a mother of three and grandmother of five. Brickman earned her associate's degree from Cameron University, a bachelor's from Cameron, a master's degree from Austin Peay State University, and a doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. She joined the USAO faculty in 2006.
Dr. John Miller
Born and raised in Grand Junction, Colorado, John W. Miller received an Associate of Arts degree from Mesa State College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Colorado State University, a Master of Arts degree in History from Ohio State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in History from Purdue University. Dr. Miller wrote his Master's thesis at Ohio State on the 1846 American invasion of New Mexico and prepared his doctoral dissertation at Purdue on the pioneer newspapers of Indiana.
Dr. Shawyi Kao
Dr. Shawyi Kao has been a member of the faculty at USAO since 1982. As a professor of mathematics, he teaches Advanced Calculus I, Calculus & Analytic Geometry III, Trigonometry, Basic Algebra Skills and Mathematics in the Modern World.
Before coming to USAO, Kao was a mathematics teacher at the First Military High School in Taiwan, a departmental assistant at Fu Jen University in Taiwan, a teaching assistant at both Wright State University and the University of Oklahoma, an associate professor at Fu Jen University in Taiwan and visiting assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma.
He earned a bachelor's degree at Fu Jen University in Taiwan, a master's from Wright State University, and a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Frank Dorman
Dr. Frank Dorman has been a member of the USAO faculty since 1967. He teaches Electricity and Magnetism-Field Theory, General Physics II and General Physics Laboratory II. Dorman started his teaching career at USAO. He is the chair for the Division of Science and Physical Education and is a member of the American Physical Society (APS), American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and Oklahoma Academy of Science (OAS).
Dorman has been to the University of Wisconsin at Madison as a visiting professor of physics and honorary fellow in physics for research purposes as well as research assistant in the field of solid state physics at the University of Oklahoma. He has conducted workshops throughout the years that include Word Perfect, Lotus 123, Microsoft Word and Scripsit.
He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering physics from the University of Oklahoma, and then a master's and doctorate degree, also from OU.