For Immediate Release
July 17, 2014
For more information, contact:
Glenda Silvey, (918) 660-3317
Tracy Kennedy, (918) 660-3316
TULSA, Okla. – Two University of Oklahoma – Tulsa faculty members have been named to new positions in the OU College of Arts and Sciences. Julie Miller-Cribbs, Ph.D., was named director of the OU Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work, and Chan Hellman, Ph.D., was appointed associate dean of the OU College of Arts and Sciences in Tulsa. The promotions were announced by Kelly R. Damphousse, Ph.D., Dean of the OU College of Arts and Sciences.
Miller-Cribbs, a professor in the Zarrow School of Social Work, holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Colorado College, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from Washington University George Warren Brown School of Social Work. She is also a Research Associate in the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine. Her research focus is in the areas of diversity, health and community life, with a particular interest in health disparities, health care access and social work education in Oklahoma.
Hellman is a professor in the Department of Human Relations, where his research focus is positive psychology, with a particular emphasis on hope among at risk populations. He holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Oklahoma State University, specializing in research, evaluation, measurement and statistics. He is founding director of the OU Center for Applied Research for nonprofit organizations, which collaborates with community agencies to improve program services. The center’s work also trains OU-Tulsa students in research methodologies.
The University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center is home to all OU programs in Tulsa. Located on a 60 acre campus at 41st and Yale, it strengthens OU’s presence in northeast Oklahoma and expands educational, research and patient care programs in the Tulsa area. OU-Tulsa offers six bachelor’s degree completion programs; 14 master’s degree programs, including the physician assistant program, nurse practitioner program, doctoral programs in medicine, physical therapy, education, early childhood education, engineering, pharmacy and nursing, as well as nine residency programs in medicine. It is also home to the OU School of Community Medicine, the first of its kind in the nation, created with the explicit purpose of improving the health of all Oklahoma communities. For more information about OU-Tulsa, call 660-3318 or visit http://tulsa.ou.edu.