Misty Steele

Academic Resource Counselor/Retention Officer
Student Center, Room 304
phone: 405-574-1376


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