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Leadership Team


NANCY E. SNOW, PH.D.
Institute Director
Professor of Philosophy
 


NICOLE CAMBELL, PH.D.
Dean, University College
Assoc. Professor of Psychology


FELIX WAO, PH.D.
Director, Office
of Academic Assessment


JOHN ANTONIO, PH.D.
Interim Dean,
Gallogly College of Engineering
Professor of Computer Science


GREGG A. GARN, PH.D.
Dean, Jeannine Rainbolt
College of Education


LINDA ZAGZEBSKI, PH.D.
George Lynn Cross Rrch Prof.
Kingfisher College Chair of the
Philosophy of Religion & Ethics


SCOTT BECK PH.D.
Director, Student Services - 
Secondary Schools
Norman Public Schools


KYLE HARPER, PH.D.
Sr. Vice President and Provost
Prof. of Classics and Letters


SAEED SARANI
Grants and Sponsorships Manager 
Norman Public Schools

 

 

Advisory Board


WILLIAM DAMON, PH.D.
Professor of Education
Director Stanford Center
on Adolescence
Stanford University


KRISTJÁN
KIRSTJÁNSSON, PH.D.

Professor of Character Ed. & Virtue Ethics; Deputy Dir., Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues
University of Birmingham, School of Education


DARCIA NARVAEZ, PH.D.
Professor of Psychology
  University of Notre Dame

 


OWEN FLANAGAN, PH.D.
James B. Duke Professor
of Philosophy
Duke University
 


JAMES LAIDLAW, PH.D.
Professor of Social Anthropology
Head of Division of
Social Anthropology
Fellow, King's College
University of Cambridge
 


JAMES PAWELSKI, PH.D.
Dir. of Ed. and Senior Scholar
Positive Psychology Center
Adj. Prof. of Religious Studies
University of Pennsylvania


JENNIFER HERDT, PH.D.
Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics
Assoc. Dean of Acad. Affairs
Yale Divinity School


 RICHARD LERNER, PH.D.
Bergstrom Chair and Director
Inst. for Applied Research in Youth Development
Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study & Human Development, Tufts University


LARRY WALKER, PH.D.
Professor of Psychology
Assoc. Dean of Graduate &
Postdoctoral Studies
  University of British Columbia

Faculty Council


JENNIFER BARNES, PH.D.
Assist. Prof. of Psychology
& Professional Writing
The University of Oklahoma
 


DAVID CRAIG, PH.D.
President’s Associates
Presidential Professor
Assoc. Dean for Acad. Affairs
Gaylord College of Journalism
& Mass Communication
The University of Oklahoma 


AMANDA
COBB-GREETHAM, PH.D.

Coca Cola Prof. & Director
Native American Studies
The University of Oklahoma


WILLIAM FRICK, PH.D.
Rainbolt Family Endowed Presidential Professor
The University of Oklahoma

 
 


SHANE CONNELLY, PH.D.
Prof. of Indust./Org. Psychology
Assoc. Dir., Center for Applied Social Research
The University of Oklahoma


WAYNE RIGGS, PH.D.
Professor of Philosophy
Department Chair
The University of Oklahoma

Institute Personnel


JONATHAN CASAD
Research Assistant
 


Andrew Jebb
Assessment Coordinator


MECHELLE GIBSON
Program Administrator and Director of Finance


Denise Mann
Communications Paraprofessional


MICHAEL BARNES
Postdoctoral Fellow



DEVIN McCARTHY
Postdoctoral Fellow

Past Research Fellows

Jessica Black, Ph.D.
Dissertation Fellow, Aug. 2017 - May 2018, Psychology
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oklahoma
jessica.black@ou.edu | Personal Website

Alexander Danvers, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Aug. 2017 - May 2018
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Arizona
adanvers@email.arizona.edu

Megan Haggard, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Aug. 2016 - May 2017, Social Psychology
Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC
mhaggard@fmarion.edu

John-Mark Hart, Ph.D.
Dissertation Fellow, Aug. 2016 - May 2017, English
Current Position: Pastor of Christ Community Church, Oklahoma City, OK
John.M.Hart-1@ou.edu | Academia.edu Page

Emad Hasan, Ph.D.
Dissertation Fellow, Aug. 2016 - Dec. 2016, Geoinformatics, Remote Sensing Hydrology
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing Laboratory, The University of Oklahoma
emad.hasan@ou.edu | Personal Website

Jing Iris Hu, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Aug. 2017 - May 2018
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Concordia University
Personal Website

Jong Hyun Jung, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Aug. 2017 - May 2018
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
jhjung@ntu.edu.sg | Faculty Webpage

Alisa Pykett    
Dissertation Fellow, Aug. 2019 - May 2020
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for the Community & Nonprofit Studies, School of Human Ecology.

Seth Robertson
Dissertation Fellow, Aug. 2017 - May 2018
Current Position: Graduate Assistant, Department of Philosophy, The University of Oklahoma
sethrobertson@ou.edu | Personal Website

Steven Sparks
Dissertation Fellow, Aug. 2019 - May 2020
Current Position: Research Analyst, Langer Research Associates, New York City, New York

Michael Warren, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Aug. 2016 - July 2017, Positive Developmental Psychology
Position after Leaving Institute: Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
Current Position:  

Lani Watson, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Aug. 2016 - May 2017, Philosophy (Epistemology)
Current Position: Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Lani.Watson@ed.ac.uk | Personal Website