National Service


Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Div. 2) President’s Task Force for Re-Envisioning Intro Psychology

With over one million students taking Intro Psych annually, it is the most important course in our curriculum. This is the course that tells our future politicians, engineers, business leaders, and medical personnel the value psychology holds for public policy, for our work lives, and for our home lives. The mission of this task force is to re-envision Intro Psych for today’s student, answering questions about content, major ideas, and themes that run throughout the discipline.

Current Campus-Wide Assignments


Elite Retention Task Force Member

This committee represents a concerted campus-wide effort to identify and develop resources for improving retention rates, primarily focusing on discussions with faculty who teach freshman introductory-level classes. We meet four times per year to discuss many topics related to student behavior, teaching resources, analysis of retention data, and more.


President’s Distinguished Faculty Mentorship Program Participant

The faculty mentorship program is designed to give new entering freshmen an opportunity to develop a one-on-one relationship with outstanding OU faculty members.  Participants in the program are invested in making a difference in students’ lives outside of the classroom and providing students with insights about university life from the faculty perspective.


Rita Lottinville Freshman Prize Selection Committee Member

This President-appointed position reviews nominations for Rita H. Lottinville prizes. These awards are to be based upon academic and social achievement during the Freshmen year.


University Library Committee Member

The University Library Committee advises the President and the Dean of Libraries concerning criteria for the apportioning of funds for books and periodicals, to make studies and recommendations on matters of policy and other aspects of the University library system as needed.


OU Assessment Forum Committee Member

The OU Assessment Forum Committee works with the Director of the Office of Academic Assessment to plan and coordinate programming for the annual OU Assessment Forum, including the selection of speakers, forum topics, and session formats.


Provost’s Advisory Committee on Classrooms Member

The PACCr Committee meets regularly to discuss the needs of centrally scheduled classrooms on campus. We discuss issues related to technology in various classrooms, renovation projects, maintenance, and organization of centrally-scheduled classroom resources.


College of Arts and Sciences Nominations Committee Member

The Nominations Committee will be charged with providing a slate of qualified faculty members for all standing committees of CAS for elections in the spring and organizing all college-wide elections.

Current Departmental Assignments


Undergraduate Assessment Coordinator

The assessment coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining a program of assessment for the two undergraduate degrees in psychology (B.A. and B.S.). The assessment coordinator also prepares annual evaluation reports to submit to the Academic Assessment Office.


Chair, Undergraduate Studies Committee

The department undergraduate studies committee governs issues related to undergraduate curriculum (degree revisions, course revisions and substitutions) and selects the TOPS scholarship recipients each year.