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Oklahoma State University

Paula Tripp

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Teaching Professor

342 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-4166
Fax: 405-744-6344

paula.j.tripp@okstate.edu

Education

Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK Home Economics, Education emphasis
M.S. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK Home Economics Education, Family Relations minor
B.S. Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA Vocational Home Economics Education, Business minor

Expertise

My primary goal is to coordinate the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program so that it prepares students to be highly-qualified professionals in the public school systems or Cooperative Extension Service. The coursework and student activities in the program are all designed to provide current and relevant career preparation. In addition to the interdisciplinary coursework students complete, we also offer specific Family and Consumer Sciences Education courses so that students are immersed in our content. My research at OSU has focused on documenting the professional shortages we are experiencing in both of those career paths; these shortages are projected to continue for several years. Thus, I frequently visit with secondary students to encourage their Family and Consumer Sciences Education career choice so they will impact future students' quality of life through coursework, FCCLA, and 4-H. We also provide the innovative Family and Consumer Sciences Education Academy each summer for high school juniors planning to become a Family and Consumer Sciences educator.

Publications

  • Tripp, P.J., & Ownbey, S.F. (2016). Creation of a New Family and Consumer Sciences Education Program at Oklahoma State University. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, (33), 1 (Special Issue), 41-46.
  • Tripp, P.J., & Hollarn, T. (2016). A Profile of Oklahoma Secondary Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, (108), 1, 21-28.
  • Tripp, P.J. & Hollarn, T. (2015). Addressing Needs Of Family And Consumer Sciences Teachers In Oklahoma. 13th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Conference Proceedings.
  • Choi, J.Y. & Tripp, P.J. (2015). Addressing Childhood Obesity Through School Curriculum In a Rural Community. 13th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Conference Proceedings.
  • Tripp, P.J., & Choi, J.Y. (2014). Perceptions of Childhood Obesity Among Rural Parents, Teachers, and School Administrators. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, (106), 4, 33-39.
  • Tripp, P., Olle, M., & Jones, M. (2014). Student Characteristics and Achievements in Online and On-campus FCS Courses. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, (2)2, 93-99.
  • Tripp, P.J., Brock, S., & Choi, J.Y. (2014). Strategies for Developing Online Courses. 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Conference Proceedings.
  • Tripp, P. (2014). FACSED Teachers: More Demand Than Supply. 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Conference Proceedings.
  • Tripp, P., & Powers, J. (2013). Use of the Second Life Virtual World for Family Relationships Students. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, (2)7, 27-30.
  • Cook, J. L., & Tripp, P. (2013). Development of an Online Marriage Program: A Pilot Study. North American Journal of Psychology 15(3), 537-542.
  • Tripp, P., Olle, M., & Brock, S. (2013). Online Coursework for 21st Century FCS Learners in Higher Education.American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Texas Affiliate, Annual of Refereed Papers, 95th Annual State Conference.
  • Browning-Keen, V., & Tripp, P. (2013). MyPlate Intervention: Reducing Obesity in Children and Parents. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Texas Affiliate, Annual of Refereed Papers, 95th Annual State Conference.
  • Tripp, P.J., Brock, S., & Choi, J.Y. (2013). The “Fun”damentals of Online Education. 11th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Conference Proceedings.
  • Tripp, P.J., & Steinbeck, L. (2012). The Effects of Breakfast in the Classroom on Academic Performance and Breakfast Participation Among Elementary Students: A Pilot Study. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, (2)7, 13-15.
  • Tripp, P.J. (2012) Online and on-campus family and consumer sciences courses in higher education: A comparison of student characteristics and achievements for sustainability and growth. Published in E-Book Global sustainable development: A challenge for consumer citizens" International Federation for Home Economics.
  • Tripp, P.J. (2011). Online and on-campus student profiles and outcomes. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 2(6), 8-9.
  • Loving, S. L., Tripp, P.J., Sealey-Potts, C., & Deng, F. (2010). The influence of peers, family, and the media On rural students. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 1(1), 46-47, 41.
  • Tripp, P.J. (2010). Programs for strengthening families of state prison staff. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 102(1), 58-59.
  • White, J. & Tripp, P.J. (2009). Career satisfaction and educational needs of secondary FCS teachers in Texas.Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 1(1), 19-20, 12.
  • Malroutu, Y. L. & Tripp, P.J. (2008). Proactive recruitment strategies at CSUS increases FCS majors. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 100(1), 18-23.
  • Sealey-Potts, C., Tripp, P.J., Bockhorn-Marvin, B., Mahoney, K., & Parker, C. (2008). Consumers’ knowledge and perceived understanding of MyPyramid 2005: A challenge for nutrition educators in Texas. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 1(1), 34-35.
  • Tripp, P.J. & White, J. H. (2008). Strategies for meeting the need for Cooperative Extension family and consumer sciences professionals. Journal of the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, 3, 10-11.
  • Tripp, P.J., White, J. H., & Ouren, S. (2008). An inside view of recruitment and retention of FCS secondary teachers.Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 1(1), 8-9, 36.
  • White, J. H., Tripp, P.J., & Armstrong, J. J. (2008). Significance of the Texas FCS distance education alliance to Texas certification students. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 1(1), 10-11,16.
  • White, J. H., Tripp, P.J., & Burleson, L. K. (2007). Strategies for strengthening student enrollment in higher education for family and consumer sciences. Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 2(2), 10-12.
  • Tripp, P.J. (2006). A profile of California’s secondary family and consumer sciences teachers. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 98(1), 60-64.
  • Childers, L., Davenport, B., Denney, N., Grogan, W., & Tripp, P.J. (1983). Energy Education Manual. Athens: University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
  • Kee, D., Powell, B., Tripp, P.J., & Wolleat, J. (1982). Senior Citizens: Lending a Helping Hand. Training Manual. Atlanta: Georgia Power Company.

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences to be one of their two representatives on the National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 2015-present.
  • Invited by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation to serve on the Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Test Development Committee for the subject-area certification examination, 2015.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education Program received full accreditation from NCATE, 2014
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education program was awarded full recognition by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation
  • Selected as first Faculty Spotlight recipient for video and print recognition of online coursework, Sam Houston State University, 2012.
  • Tripp, P. (2011). Why People Cooperate: The Role of Social Motivations by Tom R. Tyler (2011). Invited book review published in Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 103(2), 70-71.
  • Selected to serve on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Family and Support Services Task Force, created in compliance with H.B. 1711. 2009 – 2010.
  • GETCAP Head Start Volunteer Award, 2009, 2011, 2012.
  • FCS Excellence in Online Teaching Award, 2012; FCS Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008, 2009, 2011; FCS Excellence in Research Award, 2007-2012; Sam Houston State University

Grants

  • Tripp, P.J., Hall, S., Tripp, L., Story, M., & Hill, A. Expanding Outreach Opportunities for AAFCS-OSU. Received $500 from the Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Foundation. 2016.

  • Choi, J.Y. & Tripp, P.J. Rural Childhood Obesity: Home and School Environments. (June 2013 - May 2014), Sam Houston State University. ($15,000).
  • Tripp, P.J. Evaluation of the “Second Life” Component in FACS 3369 (Summer 2012). Sam Houston State University. ($5,000).
  • Browning-Keen, V. & Tripp, P.J. Use of MyPlate as an Educational Intervention: A Pilot Study in Walker County (July 2011 - June 2012). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region VI, Office of Minority Health. ($3,000).
  • Tripp, P.J. Adding Virtual Families to the FACS 3369W Family Relationships Course (Summer 2011). Sam Houston State University. ($3,600).
  • Tripp, P.J. (PI) & White, J.H. Twogether in Texas, Region 6 North (September 2008 - August 2009). Family Services of Greater Houston for implementation of Texas HB 2685. ($50,000).
  • Tripp, P.J. (PI), Burleson, L. K., Kirmani, Z., Sealey-Potts, C., & White, J.H. Consumer Awareness of Low-cost/No-cost Energy Management (December 2007 - December 2008). Entergy, Inc. ($8,000).
  • Tripp, P.J. (PI), & White, J.H. The Family and Consumer Sciences Education Career Choice (June 2007 - May 2008). Sam Houston State University. ($16,761).

Service

  • FCS Teacher, nominated by student teacher and me, received the OSU College of Education’s Outstanding Secondary Mentor Teacher Award,  2016
  • Academy of the Arts Advisory Committee, Capitol Hills High School, Oklahoma City, 2015-present
  • Interviewer, Oklahoma FCCLA State and National Officer Candidates, 2015 & 2016
  • Evaluator for FCCLA “Teach and Train” State STAR Event, 2014 - 2016
  • FCS Advisory Committee, Star Spencer High School, Oklahoma City, 2014
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 2012 - 2013
  • Tripp, P. Adoption of the Food Science Course Provisions for Science Credit. Invited testimony before the Texas State Board for Educator Certification. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Assignment of Public School Personnel, April 2010.
  • Tripp, P. Adoption of the Food Science Course Provisions for Science Credit. Invited testimony before the Texas State Board of Education. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter E, Graduation Requirements. Austin, January 2010.
  • Academic Advisory Boards Member. Annual Editions: The Family and Annual Editions: Child Growth and Development. 2009 – 2011.
  • Board of Directors, Texas Association Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, 2008 – 2010.
  • Training for Strong Families, Pilot program in collaboration with Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Huntsville Walls Unit, to hold voluntary weekly sessions with Correctional Officers in the areas of financial fitness, communication, parenting, conflict management, and healthy marriages. 2008 – 2010.
  • Tripp, P. J. Welcome Back: Family Relationships. Weekly sessions on family communications and family finances to about-to-be released inmates. Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Huntsville Walls Unit, TX. 2007 – 2008.
  • Reviewer, Family and Consumer Sciences National Standards. Reviewed Family, Interpersonal Relationships, and Parenting sections. 2007.
  • Reviewer for Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 2006 – 2013.
  • Reviewer for Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting research submissions, 2006 – 2013.
  • Panelist, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Home Economics Teacher Subject Matter Advisory Panel. Home Economics Teacher Preparation in California: Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Subject-Matter Programs – A Handbook for Teacher educators and Program Reviewers. Sacramento: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. 2006, revised 2010.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association
  • National Council on Family Relations