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Dr. Jennifer Kisamore



Jennifer Kisamore

Jennifer Kisamore, Associate Professor of Psychology, Associate Dean of the Tulsa Graduate College and Graduate Liaison for Organizational Dynamics, earned her Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of South Florida. Her research interests include organizational behavior, meta-analysis, integrity and measurement.  Dr. Kisamore has conducted organizational assessments at a variety of organizations including Publix Supermarkets, the Social Security Administration, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals.


Dr. Brigitte Steinheider



Brigitte Steinheider

Brigitte Steinheider, Associate Professor of Psychology and Graduate Liaison for the Organizational Dynamics program, earned her MBA in 1992 from the University of Düsseldorf and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Technology Dresden in 1996. Her research focuses on collaborative leadership as well as interdisciplinary collaborations and knowledge integration in corporate R&D teams and academic settings.  She has consulted for a variety of international organizations such as Volkswagen, Bosch and Daimler Benz AG.


Dr. Eric Day



Eric Day

Eric Day, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology, earned his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1998.  His research interests include assessment center technology, training and development, complex skill acquisition, small group dynamics, and group decision-making.  Dr. Day has developed assessment and training tools for a variety of clientele, including The George Bush School of Public Policy and Government.


Dr. Jorge Mendoza



Jorge Mendoza

Jorge Mendoza, Professor of Psychology, earned his Ph.D. in 1974 from the University of Oklahoma in the area of quantitative psychology.  Dr. Mendoza’s current interests include the topics of selection, validation, validity generalization, and multivariate statistics.

Dr. Robert Terry



Robert Terry

Robert Terry, Professor of Psychology, earned his Ph.D. in 1989 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the area of quantitative psychology.  Dr. Terry’s current interests include the measurement of individual differences, test construction and evaluation, and interpersonal perception.

OU Staff



Chelsea Appleton

Chelsea Appleton, Graduate Programs Coordinator, is the program support specialist for the ODYN program. Besides supporting the ODYN program, Chelsea also supports the Public Administration program at OU-Tulsa. Chelsea can be reached at 918-660-3489 or by email at


Adjunct Instructors

Dr. Patrick Hutton



Patrick Hutton

Patrick Hutton, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor, is a Network Consultant at BCBS and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Hutton earned his Ph.D. in I/O Psychology in 2012 from Northcentral University. Dr. Hutton teaches courses in the Project Management Specialization including Planning Processes and Strategy Development and Customer Services and Market Analysis.


Dr. Barbra Kingsley



Barbra Kingsley

Barbra Kingsley, Adjunct Instructor, earned her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies in 2011 from Gonzaga University. Dr. Kingsley is a partner at Kleimann Communication Group and previously worked as a research analyst at American Institutes for Research. An organizational consultant with more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Kingsley has a wealth of experience managing high-impact communication projects that seek to transform processes, products, and—ultimately—people. Dr. Kingsley teaches the Organizational Communication course.

Dr. Erin Laxson



Erin Laxson

Erin Laxson, Adjunct Instructor, is a new addition to the ODYN family. Dr. Laxson earned her Ph.D. in I/O Psychology at Colorado State University. Dr. Laxson is Senior Delivery Consultant with Hogan Assessments. Dr. Laxson will be teaching the Human Resource Management Systems and Techniques course.  

Chuck Tryon



Chuck Tryon

Chuck Tryon, M.S., Adjunct Instructor, is a respected educator and popular symposium speaker. He founded Tryon and Associates, a consulting company that helps organizations and individuals develop predictable and repeatable approaches to modern project and knowledge management.  Mr. Tryon teaches courses in the Project Management specialization including Knowledge Management in Project-Driven Organizations and the Psychology and Practice of Project Management.


Dr. Chris Woodard



Chris Woodard

Chris Woodard, Adjunct Instructor, earned his Ed.D. in Occupational and Adult Education in 2005 from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Woodard manages the Training and Quality Assurance department in Customer Operations for American Electric Power. He has been involved in training and employee development since 1998. Dr. Woodard regularly teaches the Employee Training and Development course for the ODYN program.


Dr. Bill Young



Bill Young

Bill Young, Ed.D., SPHR, L.P.C., Adjunct Instructor, is a noted member of the Tulsa HR community. Dr. Young is an executive coach who specializes in succession planning, talent management, leadership development, team building, executive coaching, organizational effectiveness, and employee engagement. Dr. Young has served as an adjunct instructor for OU since 1998.  Dr. Young regularly teaches the Performance Management course.