Boards of Directors and/or Leadership Teams
Created and lead RisforThursday Statewide Network of Oklahoma (education.okstate.edu/risforthusday), 2012-present.
Invited executive team member (2019-present) and inaugural Member (2015) of the National Research Collaborative for Foster Alumni and Higher Education (NRC-FAHE), a national research collaborative on foster alumni in college.
Research to Practice Chair, Fostering Academic Achievement Nationwide, a national network of practitioner leaders/creators of statewide foster care and higher education collaboratives, 2018 - present.
Editorial Board Member, Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 2006 - present.
Invited Board Member, It’s My Community, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK, 2015-2018.
Invited Executive Committee Member, Count Me in for Kids (CMI4K), Oklahoma City, OK, 2012 – 2016; work received a Governor's Commendation.
Inaugural Leadership Team Member, NASPA SCI-HE Sub-Community: Students Who Experience Foster Care and Homelessness, 2015.
Business Intelligence Board Member, Chief Learning Officer, 2009 - 2011.
Board member, First Christian Church Preschool, 2007-2008.
International Journal of Qualitative Methods, Invited Reviewer, 2019
Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, Reviewer of Manuscripts Submitted for Publication, 2007 – present
Urban Education, Invited Reviewer, 2019
Engagement Scholarship Consortium, 2019
Body & Society, Invited Reviewer, 2017
Journal of Higher Education, Invited Reviewer, 2015
NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators): Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Annual Conference, Proposal reviewer, 2014
Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, Reviewer of Manuscripts Submitted for Publication, 2012-2013
Academy of Management , Reviewer of Conference Proposals for Annual Meeting, 2012, 2014
Qualitative Research in Psychology, Reviewer of Manuscripts Submitted for Publication, 2009, 2010
Defense Acquisition University Civilian Senior Service College Fellowship Program, U.S. Department of Defense, Invited Reviewer for Manuscripts, Huntsville, AL, 2008
American Educational Research Association, Proposal reviewer, 2001, 2002, 2005 Annual Conferences
Other Higher Education Service
Academic Integrity Facilitator, OSU Office of Students Affairs, 2011-present
Chair/Lead, R is for Thursday Statewide Conversation, statewide community education effort/meeting to assist primarily higher education professionals in serving former foster youth enrolled at (or college bound to) Oklahoma campuses, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019
School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Aviation ARPT Committee, OSU, 2018 - present
Invited to serve as an “expert” for a team of researchers in the Learning, Design, and Technology program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at the University of Houston. Researchers were “develop[ing] an instrument to systematically and consistently analyze and interpret drawings intended to illustrate participants’ mental models . . . about pedagogical beliefs about teacher-centered, student-centered, and person-centered instruction."
Faculty chair, Kamm Fellowship scholarship application process, 2015 - present
Established the National Conference for Engaged Scholarship on Foster Alumni and other traditionally hidden college populations, Washington, D. C., 2020
Established the OSU-Stillwater R4T Fund at the OSU Foundation (emergency and programming funds for former foster youth students), 2018
Coordinated OKC higher ed doctoral cohort for OSU Higher Education & Student Affairs program, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2017
Chair, School of Educational Studies Course Load Task Force, OSU, 2017
Member of OSU School of Teaching, Curriculum, & Leadership ARPT committee, 2016-2017
College of Education reviewer for the university award, The President’s Cup, OSU, 2016
Invited presenter in the ITLE Live webcast series Increasing Student Proficiency; topic was specific to designing curriculum to support, engage, and challenge the student using EDLE 6603 Organizational Theory as the context/example
Asked by Rep. Scott Inman to advise on the content of a legislative bill for the 2015 session (based on OSU RisforThursday research and service work)
Invited mentor for the Oklahoma State University Freshman Research Scholars Program (undergraduate research), 2014-2015
Member, OSU School of Educational Studies’ ad hoc Task Force for Appointment, Re-appointment, Promotion and Tenure Document, 2014
Member, OSU School of Educational Studies Student Affairs Committee, 2014
Invited member of Tulsa Community College statewide higher education focus group for institutional strategic planning, 2014
Chair, Higher Education Scholarship Committee, 2012-2013, 2013-2014
Member, Search Committee for Faculty Member in Social Foundations, 2013-2014
Faculty judge, OSU Research Symposium, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013
Web Conferencing Pilot Study, OSU Institute for Teaching & Learning Excellence, 2012
Invited member, College of Education Hall of Fame selection committee, 2012
Invited External Reviewer for state-mandated review of MEd and EdD higher education programs, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas, 2012
Chair, Perspectives on Social Work and Education. Social Work Day, International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana, Illinois, USA, 2012
Recruiting faculty lead for the OKC PhD 2012 cohort
Higher Education Program Representative, EDLE Scholarship Committee, 2011-2012
Chair, Robert B. Kamm Distinguished Lecture in Higher Education, 2006, 2011
Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) to the classroom curriculum collaboration, U.S. Army Training (TRADOC) unit, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, 2011
Invited to serve as an “expert” in content for the leadership section. Project related to State of Oklahoma’s mandated domains and the Oklahoma Teacher Evaluation Rubric being piloted by Tulsa Public Schools. Teacher Excellence Network Pilot Project by Oklahoma State University College of Education, 2011
Facilitator, Student Affairs Strategy Workshop, Oklahoma City University, 2010
Paper Presentations Judge, McNair Scholars, OSU Research Symposium, February 2010
Search committee, school administration faculty position 1, 2010
Search committee, school administration faculty position 2, 2010
Recruiting lead, OKC school administration 2010 cohort
Facilitator, Inaugural Higher Education leadership council meeting, Tulsa, OK, April 2010
Reviewer, OSU Graduate Faculty Group V student research award applications, 2008
Higher education faculty representative for the OSU-Tulsa Graduate Fair, 2008
Program faculty recruiting chair for master's cohort, OKC, 2007
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Leadership Academy management/leadership development coach for administrator-participants in the Academy, 2006-2007.
Advisory Board Member, University Leadership Certificate Program, Oklahoma State University, 2005-2006
OSU Residence Hall Faculty Associate, 2005-2006 (work resulted in a university granted award)
Member, Search Committee for OSU Faculty Member in Higher Education, 2005-2006
Member, Search Committee for OSU Faculty Member in College Student Development, 2005-2006
SALLT Fellow, Class IV, Salt and Light Leadership Training (SALLT) Academy, Oklahoma City, OK, 2012-present
Invited Ambassador for Flipgrid (technology-based tool for the classroom), 2017
Established R4T Fund (emergency funds for foster alumni college students across the state of Oklahoma) at OKC nonprofit It's My Community, Inc., and seated a five-member board to oversee, 2016
Invited table host/facilitator, 2nd Annual SALLTed Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, 2013
Volunteer reading leader and tutor, Jublilee Partners, 2013; teaching/tutoring for reading for students entering K-2nd grade in inner-city/urban OKC public schools
Created (2011) The Wingman project, an effort to expand school community through technology, for John Ross Elementary School, Edmond, OK, 2011; during 2012, the pilot project expanded to include four Oklahoma elementary schools and served as the subject of PhD dissertation research (2014) by Meghan Eliason, Oklahoma State University
Networked with University of Central Oklahoma faculty and coordinated development of arts-based curriculum to accompany required elementary reading list; Edmond Public Schools, 2010
Chairperson for Meet the Masters (art program serving all students in grades 1-4); John Ross Elementary, Edmond Public Schools, 2008-2010
Collaborative designer of the Future Solutions Center, a center of experts designed to solve complex organizational problems for senior-level leaders in all types of industries, Innovative Engineering Solutions, Huntsville, AL, 2008
Invited collaborator, with faculty member at Defense Acquisition University, to design a qualitative research inquiry for the Program Executive Office,U.S. Missiles and Space, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL, 2008
Founded e-angels program, John Ross Elementary, Edmond Public Schools; met the needs of low income children or children in crisis by providing, on an ongoing basis, a variety of items needed by individual children, 2008
E-angel program; assigned to Will Rogers and Sangre Ridge Elementary Schools: Served as an e-angel, meeting the needs of low income children or children in crisis by providing, on an ongoing basis, a variety of items needed by individual children, 2007