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  • Laura Bixler
    Education 217 A

  • Bill Caruthers
    Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
    Education 215 H

    Dr. Caruthers served as a school superintendent in Oklahoma public schools for over 15 years and has also served as a history teacher, school counselor, principal, and special education director over a 30+ year career in common education prior to joining ECU as Director of Educational Leadership. He is a two-time ECU graduate with both a BA and MEd from ECU.

  • June Caruthers
    Education 215 J

  • Sharon Cunningham
    Education 215F

  • Jo Ann Hunt
    Education 305 A

  • Phyllis Isaacs
    Chair and Associate Professor,
    Education 204 C

  • Mark Jones
    Assistant Professor, Educational Technology
    Education 215 B

    Dr. Jones earned his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Science Education from Oklahoma State University in 1999, a Master of Education from Northern Arizona University in 2004, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education (educational technology emphasis) from Oklahoma State University in 2009.

    From 2010 until coming to ECU, Dr. Jones conducted technology training and most recently served as the Assistant Director for the Office of Information Technology at the University of Central. Dr. Jones held the position of assistant professor at Indiana State University during the 2009 – 2010 academic year. Additionally, Dr. Jones is certified by the State of Oklahoma to teach and has taught in Wister and Locust Grove Public Schools biology, anatomy/physiology, botany, zoology, chemistry, physics, and general science. He has additional experience by serving as an assessment specialist and as an instructional designer at Oklahoma State University as well as by serving as the technology director and distance learning coordinator for Heavener Public Schools.

  • Dana Jordan
    Instructor, Early Childhood Educaton
    Education 201 A

  • Jessica Koch
    Assistant Professor,, Assessment Coordinator
    Lanoy Education Building 204B

    A graduate of Auburn University, Dr. Koch is an avid Auburn Tigers fan. She has 12 years of public school teaching experience ranging anywhere from teaching 3 year olds to teaching graduate students. Over the past 11 years she has taught in Tennessee, Georgia, and Oklahoma in a variety of schools and a wide range of content areas. She likes to consider herself a generalist. In addition to teaching, she has held various positions including department chair, grade level chair, small group instructor, and soccer and football coach. Before becoming a teacher, Dr. Koch completed her coursework by internationally student teaching in a small school south of Christchurch, New Zealand. The majority of her childhood was spent in Marietta, Georgia and Brentwood, Tennessee where she graduated high school. Currently Dr. Koch resides in Shawnee with her husband, Chris who is an ECU graduate and former baseball player, and stepson, Chance.

  • Freda Low
    Education 203 C

  • Jack Paschall
    Education 305 C

    Dr. Paschall received his degree fro the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Paschall, now retired from the ECU faculty, teaches Cognitive Behavior Theories and Methods of Counseling and Psychotherapy for the Psychology Department.

  • Nanette Schmitt
    Assistant Professor,
    Education 215 E

    Dr. Schmitt earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon in 1994 and her Doctor of Philosophy in Education Administration, Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Oklahoma in 2008.

    Dr. Schmitt held the position of Assistant Professor of Education at East Central University from 2007 to 2010. She taught as a part-time instructor for East Central University in fall 2012 and summer 2013. Dr. Schmitt has five years of public school teaching experience in McAlester and Los Angeles. Dr. Schmitt’s previous work in the Education Department was positive. She is an outstanding teacher.

  • Shelli Sharber
    Assistant Professor, Library Media
    Education 213 C

  • Jennifer Snell
    Instructor, Student Teaching Coordinator
    Education 203 D
  • Posted on: 11 November, 2013

    ADA – Just days after being viewed at the Napa Valley Film Festival, one of those documentary movies, Sewing Hope, will be shown on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at East Central University’s Ataloa Theatre inside the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    The screening is free and open to the public.

    Sewing Hope, narrated by Forest Whitaker, is the story of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, who runs a school in Gulu, Uganda for young women formerly abducted and used as sex slaves and child soldiers by the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony.

  • Posted on: 08 November, 2013

    Members of the East Central University Flute Ensemble include (from left): Makaila Rodriguez, of Lawton; Rachael Bessert, Warsaw, Mo.; Brooklyn Garvin, Holdenville; Catherine Melton, Moore; Ashlyn Puckett, Pauls Valley; C’Ayra Wood, Elmore City; Erin Burton, Oklahoma City; and Alexis Hazel, Marlow. Not pictured is Debbie Allen, of Ada. The flute ensemble, directed by Juliana Overmier, will be performing at the Woodwinds Ensembles Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

  • Posted on: 08 November, 2013

    ADA – Growing up near the Chickasaw National Park in Sulphur, only piqued the interest and love of science for East Central University junior Linzi Thompson.

    Thompson spent her summers working in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, gaining an appreciation for nature and the environment, as well as working with animals.

    Her zest has led to pursuing a career in the environmental health science field and recently achieving a prestigious national award.

  • Posted on: 08 November, 2013

    ADA – The Veterans Upward Bound Program, at East Central University, is hosting a Veterans and Military Resource Roundup on Monday, Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center on the ECU campus.

    The roundup features an informational speed sharing and networking event with service providers in the morning and an afternoon outreach session for veterans, military service members and their families.

  • Posted on: 08 November, 2013

    ADA – The East Central University Theatre Department will present The Imaginary Invalid, written by playwright/actor Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Moliere, on Nov. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chalmers Herman Theatre at the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for senior citizens and non-ECU students. ECU alumni receive a $1 discount and admission is free to all ECU students, faculty and staff with an ECU ID. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 580-559-5751.

  • Posted on: 05 November, 2013

    ADA – Chris Eckler, former ECU Noyce Scholar and math teacher at Ada Junior High School, will be the presenter at East Central University’s Fall 2013 Noyce Colloquium on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Regents Room of the Memorial Student Union.

    Eckler’s topic will be teaching junior high mathematics in Ada.

    The event will include free pizza and soda.

  • Posted on: 01 November, 2013

    ADA – Lindsey Alley indeed has some stories to tell.

    Alley may have not achieved the glamour of some of her fellow Mouseketeers from the All-New Mickey Mouse Club, but she certainly describes her life as fascinating.

    She will be performing her one-woman, comedy-music show titled “Blood, Sweat and Mouseketears” on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at East Central University’s Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

  • Posted on: 30 October, 2013

    ADA – Transfer Enrollment Day for Eastern Oklahoma State College, Murray State College and Seminole State students, who are planning to attend East Central University for the 2014 spring semester, is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 12:30 p.m. in the Bill S. Cole University Center on the ECU campus. Students must pre-register to attend. For more information or to pre-register contact Kyle Gardner at 580-559-5698 or .



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