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Oklahoma State University

Graduate Faculty

Dr. Alex Bishop
Human Development and Family Science
Ph.D. Iowa State University, Human Development and Family Studies
M.A. Western Illinois University, Gerontology
B.A. Benedictine College, Sociology

Dr. Greg Clare
Design, Housing and Merchandising
Ph.D. Michigan State University, Public Relations and Retailing
M.B.A. University of Phoenix, Human Resource Management Specialization
B.A. Michigan State University, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Economics and History

Dr. Brandt Gardner
Human Development and Family Science
Ph.D. Texas Tech University, Marriage & Family Therapy
M.S. Brigham Young University, Marriage & Family Therapy
B.S. Brigham Young University, Family Science

Dr. Gail Gates
Nutritional Sciences
Ph.D. Penn State University, Nutrition
M.S. Texas Tech University, Nutrition
B.S. Texas Tech University, Food and Nutrition - Dietetics

Dr. Carolyn S. Henry
Human Development and Family Science
Ph.D. The University of Tennessee, Family Studies
M.S. Oklahoma State University, Counseling and Guidance
M.S. The University of Tennessee, Child and Family Studies
B.S.E. Oklahoma Christian College, Social Studies Education

Dr. Deana Hildebrand
Nutritional Sciences
Ph.D. Oklahoma State University, Nutritional Sciences
M.S. University of Central Oklahoma, Nutrition and Food Management
B.S. University of Central Oklahoma, Vocational Education, Family & Consumer Sciences

Dr. Kate Mielitz
Human Development and Family Science
Ph.D. Kansas State University, Personal Financial Planning
M.A. University of Wyoming, Communications(Interpersonal) 
B.A. University of Wyoming. Broadcasting

Dr. Sissy Osteen
Human Development and Family Science
Ph.D. Oklahoma State University, Human Environmental Sciences
M.S. University of Arkansas, Clothes and Textiles
B.S. University of Arkansas, Home Economics Education
Ed.S. University of South Carolina, Counselor Education

Dr. Shiretta Ownbey
Academic Programs and Services, Professor and Associate Dean
Ph.D. Texas Tech University, Clothing, Textiles and Merchandising
M.S. Texas Tech University, Family & Consumer Sciences Education
B.S. Texas Tech University, Family & Consumer Sciences Education

Dr. Karina Shreffler
Human Development and Family Science
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, Sociology and Demography
M.S. Pennsylvania State University, Sociology
B.S. Oklahoma State University, Sociology

Dr. Barbara Stoecker
Nutritional Sciences
Ph.D. Iowa State University
B.S. Kansas State University

Contact Information

Distance Education Support Services
Karla Sisco

Great Plains IDEA Graduate Programs Coordinator
Shiretta Ownbey, Ph.D.

Oklahoma State University
101 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-9531