Faculty

Dr. Allison CassidyAllison Cassady, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

  • B.S., Texas A&M University - Elementary Education
  • M.A., Texas A&M University - Instructional Technology
  • Ph.D., The University of Texas - Curriculum and Instruction

Office: DAH 204

Office Phone: 405.425.5455

Email: Allison Cassady

Dr. Cassady is thrilled to be working with such a wonderful faculty, staff, and group of students.  Much of her research interests center around classroom management and teacher preparation. Dr. Cassady enjoys spending time with her family, reading, dabbling in photography, and loves Broadway musicals. Dr. Cassady is married to Scott, and they have one son named Leo.  Dr. Cassady and family attend Memorial Road Church of Christ.

Dr. Caren FeuerhelmCaren Feuerhelm, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

  • B.S., Oklahoma State University - Elementary Education
  • M.A., Southern Nazarene University - Early Childhood Education
  • Ed.D., Oklahoma State University - Curriculum and Instruction

Office: DAH 213

Office phone: 405.425.5434

Email: Caren Feuerhelm

Dr. Caren Feuerhelm was once mistaken for the writer of The Cat in the Hat. She says, "As I was observing a student interacting with young children, one of the five-year-old girls asked me if I was Dr. Seuss." She may not be Dr. Seuss, but Feuerhelm has been published. She wrote "Lifeworld of a Primary Teacher" for the January 2007 issue of the NAECTE Journal. She has had several professional memberships including: the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Southern Early Childhood Association, and the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. She is also in the Oklahoma Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, and the Association for Childhood Education International, and she was on the governing board as the Newsletter Chairmen for the Early Childhood Association of Oklahoma. Dr. Feuerhelm is in the Who's Who Among University and College Teachers, and received the Faculty Technology Achievement Award in 2007. At OC she helps out by sponsoring the social service club Lambda Chi Zeta. She also tutors students at Western Village Academy in reading and math. She says that she works at OC because of the students. She says, "The students in my field are dedicated to ensuring the well-being of young children. We share a common goal." Dr. Feuerhelm has two children: Chad and Cori Bryant, and is married to Dr. Len Feuerhelm.

Coach Stephanie FindleyStephanie Findley, M.Ed.

Associate Professor of Physical Education

Women's Basketball Coach

  • B.S.E., Oklahoma Christian University
  • M.Ed., University of Central Oklahoma

Office: Payne Center 110

Office phone: 405.425.5355

Email: Stephanie Findley

Coach Dan HaysDan Hays, M.Ed.

Professor of Physical Education

Head Men's Basketball Coach

  • B.S., Eastern New Mexico University - Physical Education
  • M.S., Eastern New Mexico University - Physical Education
  • M.Ed., Eastern Washington University - Athletic Administration

Office: Payne Center 106

Office phone: 405.425.5360

Email: Dan Hays

Everyday at OC is a holiday for Dan Hays.  Not only does he love basketball, but he is well learned in the sport.  He has written several basketball related articles and drills.  He has also written booklets on “shooting a basketball” for camps.  He is a member of several associations: Oklahoma Education Association, Oklahoma Coaches Association, Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association, and National Association of Basketball Coaches.  He enjoys all sports and walking.  He is married to JoAnn, and has two children: Stacie Michael and Michelle Lynn.  They attend Memorial Road Church of Christ.  Hays really enjoys being at OC, and says he can’t pick a favorite memory because he has too many great memories.

Coach Randy HeathRandy Heath, M.Ed.

Professor of Physical Education

Track and Field Coach

  • B.S.E., Oklahoma Christian University - Math and Physical Education
  • M.Ed., University of Central Oklahoma - Secondary Education

Office: Payne Center 207

Office phone: 405.425.5353

Email: Randy Heath

Randy Heath is the Track and Field Coach at OC. He belongs to two associations; one of them is American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The other is the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.  Track and Field Coaches; he is a member, and a former President of NAIA. Heath was inducted into the OC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997, and inducted into the NAIA Hall of fame in 2004.  Both inductions were in the “coach” category.  He is married to Barbara and has two grown children, Brent Heath and Lisa Heath Marti, who are both OC graduates. He also has two grandchildren.  He attends Memorial Road Church of Christ.

Coach Curtis JanzCurtis Janz, M.S.

Chair, Department of Physical Education

Associate Professor Physical Education

  • B.S.E., Oklahoma Christian University
  • M.S., University of Central Oklahoma

Office: Payne Center 102

Office phone: 405.425.5358

Email: Curtis Janz

Dr. Darin MartinDarin Martin, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education

  • B.A., Harding University - Elementary Education
  • M.Ed., Harding University - Education Curriculum
  • Ed.D., Oklahoma State University - Education Administration

Office: DAH 202

Office phone: 405.425.5433

Email: Darin Martin

“I love teaching tomorrow’s teachers.  Our candidates and faculty are dedicated, caring, and focused on excellence.”  Dr. Martin is interested in classroom technology and assessment.  He is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and serves as the Unit's accreditation coordinator.  He has his superintendant certification, and previously served as a building principal and classroom teacher.  Dr. Martin attends Memorial Road Church of Christ.

Dr. Robyn MillerRobyn Miller, Ed.D.

Chair and Director of Teacher Education

Professor of Education

  • B.S., Oklahoma Christian University
  • M.A., University of Central Oklahoma
  • Ed.D., Oklahoma State University

Office: DAH 100

Office phone: 405.425.5435

Email: Robyn Miller

Dr. Miller is the Chair of the Department of Education. She is also the Director of Teacher Education. Dr Miller is interested in cultural issues, and she works at OC for "the opportunity to mentor students in our program." Dr. Miller is the sponsor for Pi Lambda Theta. Her favorite memory of OC as a student was the Gamma Rho spring sing and class with John Vincent. Her favorite memory as a faculty member was when "the entire school of education attended a National conference." She and her husband Kris have three children: Chase, Makenzie, and Luke. She attends Memorial Road Church of Christ.

Mrs. Rhonda MorrisRhonda Morris, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education

  • B.S.,Northeastern State University - Early Childhood Education
  • M.Ed., Northeastern State University - Early Childhood Education
  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma - Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum/Reading

Office:  DAH 205

Office phone: 405.425.5447

Email: Rhonda Morris 

Dr. Morris' research interests are in Response to Intervention, school change, and struggling readers.  "Working at OC with tomorrow's teachers is very rewarding.  It is amazing to watch them become confident in their teaching skills as they progress through their courses.  The love and passion our pre-service teachers show toward their students brings Christ into the lives of many."  Rhonda and her husband, Mark, attend Oakcrest Church of Christ where Mark serves as an elder.  They have two children.  Alan and his wife, Kathryn, live in Dallas and have two children, Aubrey and Owen.  Kurt and his son, Kaden, live in Tulsa.  Dr. Morris enjoys playing with her grandchildren, reading, and music.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Robyn Miller

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