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2021 Honorees

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Danny Adkison

Co-Author of "The Oklahoma State Constitution"

Danny Adkison is an Associate Professor in the department of Political Science. He has published numerous articles in journals and has written over one million words as a political opinion commentator.

Laura Ahlstrom

Co-Editor of "War Movies and Economics: Lessons from Hollywood's Adaptations of Military Conflict"

Laura J. Ahlstrom is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Oklahoma State University. Her academic research is in economic education with a focus on the gender gap in undergraduate economics coursework and degree attainment.

Laura Arata

Author of "Race and the Wild West: Sarah Bickford, the Montana Vigilantes, and the Tourism of Decline, 1870-1930"

Laura J. Arata is Assistant Professor of History and Director of Public History at Oklahoma State University, where she specializes in public history and the American West.

Richard Boles

Author of "Dividing the Faith: The Rise of Segregated Churches in the Early American North"

Richard Boles specializes in early North American and United States history, particularly African American and Native American history from the colonial era to the middle of the nineteenth century, and American religious history. Boles researches race relations in northeastern Protestant churches from 1730 to 1850.

Anné-Marie Condacse

Performing Artist of "Por Ti Mi Corazón: Three Centuries of Art Song by Mexican Composers"

A versatile musician and performer, soprano Anné-Marie Condacse has been a resident artist with the George Enescu Romanian National Philharmonic and has appeared as guest soloist with the Romanian National Opera, Ion Dacian Operetta Theater, Oradea Lyric Theater, Cairo Opera and Cairo Philharmonic.

Skye Cooley

Co-Author of "Global Media and Strategic Narratives of Contested Democracy: Chinese, Russian, and Arabic Media Narratives of the U.S. Presidential Election"

Skye has degrees in international relations, international studies, mass communication and political communication. He is an assistant professor in the School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University...

William Decker

Author of "Geographies of Flight: Phillis Wheatley to Octavia Butler"

William Merrill Decker is a Professor of English and American Studies. His previous books include "The Literary Vocation of Henry Adams," "Epistolary Practices: Letter Writing in America before Telecommunications" and "Kodak Elegy: A Cold War Childhood." He is also co-editor of and contributor to "Henry Adams and the Need to Know."

Dursun Delen

Author of "Predictive Analytics: Data Mining, Machine Learning and Data Science for Practitioners" and "Prescriptive Analytics: The Final Frontier for Evidence-Based Management and Optimal Decision Making"

Dr. Dursun Delen is the holder of Spears Endowed Chair in Business Administration, Patterson Family Endowed Chair in Business Analytics, Director of Research for the Center for Health Systems Innovation, and Regents Professor of Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University (OSU).

Thomas Dickey

Conductor of "Festival Overture"

Second Prize Winner of the 2019 Mozart & Tchaikovsky International Conducting Competition, Dr. Thomas Dickey currently serves as the Director of Orchestral Studies at Oklahoma State University, where he conducts the OSU Symphony Orchestra and teaches courses in orchestral conducting, literature and pedagogy. He concurrently serves as Music Director and Conductor of the OSU Youth Orchestra and Community Orchestras.

Allison Dorko

Author of "Teaching and Learning Mathematics Online"

Allison Dorko is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the mathematics department. She has a doctorate in mathematics education from Oregon State University.

Kathy Essmiller

Author of 'Learning Through Play' in "Educational Technology Beyond Content"

Dr. Kathy Essmiller is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Open Educational Resources Librarian at Oklahoma State University. Kathy holds a Master of Music in trumpet performance, a Master of Science in educational technology and a PhD in Learning, Design and Technology.

Perry Gethner

Editor of "Pierre Du Ryer, Théâtre complet, Volume 2"

Perry Gethner is a Regents Professor at Oklahoma State University (OSU). His research focuses on early modern French drama, much of it consisting of critical editions and translations.

Afshin Ghajar

Co-Author and Editor of "Two-Phase Gas-Liquid Flow in Pipes with Different Orientations"

Dr. Afshin J. Ghajar is Regents and John Brammer Endowed Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA and an Honorary Professor of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. all in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

Carla Goad

Author of "SAS Programming for Elementary Statistics: Getting Started"

Carla L. Goad is a Professor of Statistics at Oklahoma State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from Kansas State University. SAS Programming has been an integral part of her work since the late 1980's.

Michael Grammer

Co-Author and Editor of "Mississippian Reservoirs of the Midcontinent"

G. Michael Grammer is a Professor and the Associate Head of the Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University and holds the Chesapeake Energy Endowed Chair of Petroleum Geology. Mike received his PhD in 1991 from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

David Gray

Author of "Work Better, Live Better: Motivation, Labor and Management Ideology"

David Gray is a historian of work in the United States, with a focus on how work and its rewards have been promoted by management. He recently published "Work Better, Live Better: Motivation, Labor, and Management Ideology" (University of Massachusetts Press, November 2020), which traces managers’ use of motivational campaigns in the American workplace...

Elizabeth Grubgeld

Author of "Disability and Life Writing in Post Independence Ireland"

Elizabeth Grubgeld is Regents Professor of English. In addition to many articles on Irish literature, autobiography, and Disability Studies, she is author of three books...

Amanda Harrist

Editor of "Biobehavioral Markers in Risk and Resilience Research"

Amanda Harrist is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science and an Associate Director for Translation & Education at OSU’s Center for Family Resilience. She received her B.A. from the University of Texas and her Ph.D. at University of Tennessee in 1991.

Jennifer Hays-Grudo

Author of "Adverse and Protective Childhood Experiences: A Developmental Perspective"

Jennifer Hays-Grudo, Ph.D., is a Regents Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at OSU Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa where she is the Principal Investigator and Director of the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity (CIRCA), an $11.3 million NIH grant.

Sunderesh Heragu

Co-Author and Editor of "Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management"

Sunderesh S. Heragu is a Regents Professor and is the head of the School of Industrial Engineering and Management at Oklahoma State University where he holds the Donald and Cathey Humphreys Chair. Previously, he was the Duthie Chair in Engineering Logistics and Director of the Logistics and Distribution Institute (LoDI) at the University of Louisville.

Holly Karibo

Editor of "Border Policing: A History of Enforcement and Evasion in North America"

Holly Karibo's research focuses on the history of vice, labor and sexuality in transnational urban spaces. Her first book, "Sin City North: Sex, Drugs, and Citizenship in the Detroit-Windsor Borderland" (UNC Press, 2015), examines the history of illegal economies in the Great Lakes border region during the post-World War II period.

Shelia Kennison

Author of "Cognitive Neuroscience of Humor"

Shelia Kennison received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her bachelor’s degree in linguistics and psychology from Harvard University. Her research focuses on cognitive science, including topics in language comprehension, bilingualism, resilience and risk-taking.

Quraysh Ali Lansana

Co-Author of "Opal's Greenwood Oasis"

Quraysh Ali Lansana is author of 20 books in poetry, nonfiction and children’s literature. Lansana is currently a Tulsa Artist Fellow, Writer in Residence, Lecturer and Acting Director of the Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. Lansana is Creator and Executive Producer of "KOSU/NPR’s Focus: Black Oklahoma" monthly radio program.

Thomas LaVanchy

Co-Author of "Tourism in Post-Revolutionary Nicaragua: Struggles over Land, Water, and Fish"

Thomas LaVanchy is a human-environment interaction scientist. His research interests are in hydrology and social vulnerability & adaption in the context of climate change.

Jeffrey Loeffert

Performing Musician of "Infinity Mirror"

Jeffrey Loeffert serves as Professor and Director of the Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music. A dedicated teacher, Loeffert is a past recipient of the Oklahoma State University College of Arts & Sciences Junior Faculty Award for Scholarly Excellence..

Kimberly Loeffert

Performing Musician of "Infinity Mirror"

Kimberly Goddard Loeffert is a saxophonist, music theorist and equity advocate who serves as Assistant Professor of Music Theory in the Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music, and Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Andy Mattern

Author of "Ultraviolet Reflectivity in Ink Jet Papers" and "Just Noticeable Difference"

Since 2015, Andy Mattern has served as Assistant Professor of Photography & Digital Media at Oklahoma State University. Mattern’s recent creative projects have engaged photography’s aesthetic conventions and physical materials as subject matter.

Erin Murphy

Performing Musician of "Day & Night: Modern Flute and Piano Duos by Women Composers"

Erin K. Murphy frequently performs with orchestras, in chamber music collaborations and as a soloist throughout the U.S. and abroad. She holds flute performance degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern University and University of Michigan. In addition, she earned a performance certificate while studying in England at Trevor Wye’s international flute studio.

Aimee Parkison

Co-Author of "Girl Zoo"

Aimee Parkison has published several books of fiction and has won the FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. Parkison writes to explore voices and open doors to unusual journeys through language.

Cassidy Petrazzi

Co-Curator of "Cimarron National 2019"

Cassidy Petrazzi, M.A. is an art historian, curator and the current Director of the Gardiner Gallery of Art at Oklahoma State University. Petrazzi received her BFA from NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred, NY, studying under Peer Bode in the Department of Expanded Media.

Justin Prince

Author of "Million Dollar Barrage: American Field Artillery in the Great War"

Justin Prince’s research interests focus on the American military in the late nineteenth century through the First World War, examining the development and professionalization of the United States Army, especially when compared to developments in Europe.

Jim Puckette

Co-Author and Editor of "Mississippian Reservoirs of the Midcontinent"

Jim Puckette is Professor and Geoscience Education Chair in the Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Jim specializes in physical stratigraphy, sedimentology and petroleum geology.

Jerry Rackley

Co-Author of "Modern Marketing Principles"

Jerry Rackley serves as Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Marketing and International Business department at the Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University.

Eve Ringsmuth

Co-Author of "It's Not Personal: Politics and Policy in Lower Court Confirmation Hearings"

Eve M. Ringsmuth is an Associate Professor of Political Science. She studies Supreme Court decision-making, the separation of powers, judicial retirements and selection and Supreme Court legitimacy.

Megan Ruby

Editor of "Making a Spectacle: Examining Curriculum/Pedagogy as Recovery from Political Trauma"

Megan Ruby is an advanced doctoral student in Curriculum Studies at Oklahoma State University (OSU) and identifies as non-binary. Megan’s research interests include critical whiteness studies, critical race theory, feminist pedagogy, and gender and education.

Ramesh Sharda

Co-Author of "Analytics, Data Science & Artificial Intelligence: Systems for Decision Support"

Ramesh Sharda is the Vice Dean for Research and the Watson Graduate School of Management, Watson/ConocoPhillips Chair and a Regents Professor of Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. He has coauthored two textbooks...

Louise Siddons

Co-Curator of "Cimarron National 2019"

Louise Siddons is an Associate Professor of Art History, teaching courses in American and Native American visual and material culture. She has published on topics from the eighteenth century to the present and is active as an independent curator and dance educator.

Michael Tallman

Co-Author of "Managing Students' Mathematics Anxiety in the Context of Online Learning Environments"

Michael Tallman received his B.Sc. and M.A. in mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado and he received his Ph.D. in mathematics education from Arizona State University. Dr. Tallman has taught mathematics at the secondary and post-secondary levels.

Gabriela Toomer

Co-Author of "Long Non-coding RNAs Diversity in Form and Function: From Microbes to Humans"

Gabriela Toomer is a passionate Virologist. She has a DVM with a Masters and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology with 11 years of experience in interdisciplinary research work including RNA biology, transcriptomics, iRNA, RNA modifications,...

Sheri Vasinda

Co-Author of "Integrating Technology in Literacy Instruction: Models and Frameworks for all Learners"

Sheri Vasinda is the Alice Phillips Endowed Professor of Elementary Education and Associate Professor of Literacy Education in the School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Qiuying Wang

Editor of "Literacy and Deaf Education: Toward a Global Understanding"

Dr. Qiuying Wang is a literacy professor in the College of Education and Human Sciences. She takes cross-cultural and cross-linguistic comparative perspectives on literacy education, examining the literacy development of children from different language backgrounds and from different language learning environments.

Kinda Wilson

Co-Author of "Modern Marketing Principles"

Kinda Wilson is a marketing instructor at the Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business and at CIMBA Italy. Her marketing and business experience ranges from working with corporations and nonprofits to founding start-up companies.

Amy Wisniewski

Co-Author of "Gender in Youth: Biology and Behavior"

Amy Wisniewski received her BA in Neuroscience from Oberlin College in 1994 and her PhD in Experimental Psychology from The Johns Hopkins University in 1999. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Endocrinology in 2002...

Shelbie Witte

Author & Editor of "Studying Gaming Literacies: Theories to Inform Classroom Practice" and "Playing with Teaching: Considerations for Implementing Gaming in the Classroom" and Co-Author & Editor of...

Shelbie Witte, Ph.D., is the Chuck and Kim Watson Endowed Chair in Education and Professor in Adolescent Literacy and English Education at Oklahoma State University, where she serves as chair of the School of Teaching, Learning & Educational Sciences and founding director of the Initiative for 21st Century Literacies Research.

Guoping Zhao

Author of "Subjectivity and Infinity: Time and Existence"

Guoping Zhao is a Professor and Research Fellow in Social Foundations of Education. She works in the fields of continental philosophy, comparative philosophy, philosophy of education and Chinese education.