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Oklahoma State University

Sissy Osteen


Department Head and Associate Professor

226 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-4741
Fax: 405-744-6344


Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. Oklahoma State University Human Environmental Sciences
Ed.S. University of South Carolina Counselor Education
M.S. University of Arkansas Clothing and Textiles
B.S. University of Arkansas Home Economics Education


My professional interests are centered on how individuals and families make decisions that impact their resources and how education can influence making appropriate choices. Homebuyer education, credit reporting and scoring, money management, and financial literacy are my main areas of expertise. However, because of a background in clothing and textiles, food service management, counseling and degree specialization in family relations, I am able to collaborate across many areas.


  • Osteen, S., Muske, G., & Jones, J. E. (2007). Financial management education: Its role in changing behavior. Journal of Extension, 45(3). Found 6/23/07 at:
  • Osteen, S.R. & Harriman, L.   (2003). Oklahoma Extension, Corrections join forces to build capacity of offenders.Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, 95(3), 54-55.
  • Osteen, S.R. & Auberle, T.   (2002). Homebuyer education: A doorway to financial literacy. Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, 94(1), 29-32.
  • Thompson, S.D., Osteen, S.R., & Youngker, L. (2002). Who fares better? Postnatal adjustment of adolescent fathers and adolescent mothers. Marriage & Family Review, 33(4), 31-46.