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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: 21 March, 2016

    ECU SCREENS will present the “original, engaging, and unexpectedly funny” (Daily Telegraph) recorded live production of “Jane Eyre” on Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

  • Posted on: 11 March, 2016

    The American acting icon of the 80s, Molly Ringwald, is coming to East Central University for “An Evening with Molly Ringwald.”

    On April 7, 2016, she will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Ataloa Theatre at the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

  • Posted on: 11 March, 2016

    From being on the “dean’s squad” to serving as a volunteer and mentor to achieving high academic honors, Trevor Sutton’s life as an East Central University student was busy but beneficial.

    Sutton finished strong after being involved in ECU’s new Business Scholars Program. He achieved a master’s degree in accounting from the university this past fall and, as a result, was the first graduate to come out of the program, which is part of the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business and sponsored by Kellogg & Sovereign Consulting, LLC, of Ada.

  • Posted on: 10 March, 2016

    Dr. James Burke, chairman of the East Central University Human Resources Department, received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers at the group’s annual conference, March 3-5, in Norman.

    Burke, a licensed clinical social worker, was nominated for the award by fellow social worker Dr. Carol Bridges, a retired professor from ECU.

  • Posted on: 02 March, 2016

    Come listen and enjoy the Punch and Pie Jazz Concert, presented by the East Central University Department of Music, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in the Stanley Wagner Ballroom of ECU’s Memorial Student Union.

    The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature the Ada High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Richard Howard; ECU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Kirk Palmer and Ada Jazz Orchestra.


  • Posted on: 29 February, 2016

    “Fluid-Induced Earthquakes: Insights from Hydrogeology and Poro-mechanics,” will be the topic of discussion as Dr. Shemin Ge presents East Central University’s Birdsall-Dreiss Lecture set for Thursday, March 3, at 4 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Center inside the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will offer an overview and physical insights of fluid-induced seismicity from hydrologic and poro-mechanics perspectives.

  • Posted on: 25 February, 2016

    East Central University’s Wind Ensemble and Symphonic band will present music of Karrick, Sousa and Sparke during its Midwinter Concert on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. in the Dorothy Summers Theatre.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    The Symphonic Band will be performing “Critical Mass” by Doug Stalter, “Nettleton” by Johnnie Vinson and “Urban Dances” by Eril Morales.

    The Wind Ensemble is performing the first movement of “A Sacred Suite” by Brant Karrick, “Riders for the Flag” by Sousa and “Hymn of the Highlands” by Philip Sparke.

  • Posted on: 23 February, 2016

    Twenty years after playing the role of Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof” at East Central University, Jamie Davis is back to do it again.

    Davis, 46, will perform the role of the father of five daughters in the ECU Theatre and Music Department’s 2016 production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” set for March 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. each night at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.


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