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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: 02 November, 2012
    Dr. Christine Pappas

    Dr. Christine Pappas, associate professor of political science and legal studies at East Central University, has been elected to the National Pi Sigma Alpha Executive Council, it was recently announced.

    Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Political Science Honor Society and Pappas has served as ECU advisor since 2001. She is one of 12 members named to the executive council for 2012-2014.

  • Posted on: 01 November, 2012
    Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher, Starla Hibler, Theodora Morris and Dr. Ralph Morris

    Three members of the string faculty from the University of Central Oklahoma, along with East Central University’s Starla Hibler, will perform a concert of Baroque chamber music on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center, 14th and Rennie, in Ada.

    Hibler will be joined by UCO faculty members Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher, Dr. Ralph Morris and Theodora Morris.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Posted on: 30 October, 2012
    Photo of Charles Everett Pace

    Acclaimed Chautauqua historical interpreter Charles Everett Pace will portray American humorist and poet Langston Hughes as part of East Central University’s 17th Annual Literary Arts Festival on Nov. 8.

    Pace will be appearing in “On the Road with Langston Hughes” from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Ataloa Theatre inside the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center on the ECU campus.

  • Posted on: 30 October, 2012

    East Central University faculty, staff and students, along with the Ada community, can learn about high performance computing as Dr. Henry Neeman, from the University of Oklahoma, will be speaking on the topic the ECU campus Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Estep Multimedia Room of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    With the advent of multicore technology, it won’t be long before cell phones and all types of computers will contain supercomputer technology, according to Clay Carley, instructor of mathematics and computer science.

  • Posted on: 26 October, 2012
    Edgar Heap of Birds at a recent reception at East Central University.

    oted Native American conceptual artist Edgar Heap of Birds just completed a two-week residency entitled ‘Hidden Histories’ at East Central University.

    Throughout the residency, Heap of Birds worked with students enrolled in the art department sculpture 2 class and students with the Native American Students Association (NASA). Work with the two groups took two different tracks.

  • Posted on: 26 October, 2012


    The East Central University Opera Theatre will conduct a gala performance on Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy I. Summers Theatre.

    The performance, which is free to the public, will include scenes from Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss; Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti; and H.M.S. Pinafore with chorus by Gilbert and Sullivan.

    Student performers include Kelsey Howry, Steve Filkins, Danielle Haynes, Kevin Gottman, Rachel Talley and Ashley Tucker.

  • Posted on: 26 October, 2012

    ast Central University students have a chance to study abroad in Spain during Spring Break, March 15-25, 2013.

    The students will join ECU professors Ben Johnson and Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya on the trip which features stops in Madrid, Toledo and Guadalupe. Students can receive six credit hours as they immerse themselves in Spanish culture, history and language.

    The cost is $2,895 (price is tentative with a group of 20 and does not include ECU tuition and fees). The deadline for registration is Dec. 14.

  • Posted on: 25 October, 2012

    When the Campus Initiative to Reduce Crime Against Women was formed at East Central University in 2004, a figurative light was shining on campus.

    CIRCAW, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, is designed to reduce the incidence of interpersonal violence, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.


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