New Faculty 2018

College of Business & Technology

ARUN MADAPUSI, PHD
Management
PhD Management
University of North Texas
Since 2015, Dr. Madapusi has worked as a Management Consultant for Lead Instruments. Dr. Madapusi has also taught and developed undergraduate and graduate courses at Drexel University in the operations, supply chain and management areas. Dr. Madapusi’s primary research and teaching interests are in the operations, supply chain, and business analytics areas. Dr. Madapusi joins the Department of Business Administration as an assistant professor.

College of Education

ASHLEE HURST, PHD
Psychology and Counseling
PhD Experimental Psychology
Texas Tech University
Dr. Hurst successfully defended her dissertation at Texas Tech. Her research interests test the ovulatory influences on women’s social judgments and behavior, such as female aggression, mate guarding, jealousy, and mate preferences. She has teaching experience as a graduate instructor and has taught many sections of Social Psychology, Close Relationships and Research Methods Lab. Dr. Hurst joins the Department of Psychology and Counseling as an assistant professor.

CHRISTY REED, PHD
Early Childhood
PhD Curriculum and Instruction
Texas Tech University

Dr. Reed brings her 15 years of experience teaching in public school and at university level to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction as an assistant professor. For the past two years she has taught literacy courses, teaching English Language Learners, and education courses online at Wayland Baptist University.

JAYMIE VANMETER, MS
Psychology and Counseling
MS Counseling and Psychology
Northeastern State University

Ms. VanMeter joins the Department of Psychology and Counseling as an assistant professor. She is a PhD candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision at Walden University. Ms. VanMeter has been an adjunct at NSU for the past six years where she has taught a variety of psychology and counseling courses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

College of Liberal Arts

CHRISTIAN BESTER, DMA
Music
DMA Vocal Performance & Opera
University of North Texas

Dr. Bester made his professional debut for Pro Musica Theater in South Africa in 2005 and frequently performs throughout the US, Europe and Africa. He recently presented at the Sixth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities in Japan and had his article “Pauline Bredelli-South Africa’s Elusive First Prima Donna” published in the Journal of Musical Arts in Africa. Dr. Bester joins the Department of Music as an assistant professor.

CHRISTOPHER CLARK, PHD
History
PhD Curriculum & Instruction - Social Studies
University of Minnesota

Dr. Clark joins the Department of History as an Assistant Professor/Social Studies Education Specialist. In 2017, he served as Journal Reviewer for Theory & Research in Social Education and Education, Citizenship and Social Justice. This year his article, “How common is the common good? Moving beyond idealistic notions of deliberative democracy in education” was published in Teaching and Teacher Education.

MAUREEN JOHNSON, PHD
English
PhD Rhetoric
Texas Woman’s University

Dr. Johnson’s research interests focus on embodied rhetorics, and she has a graduate certificate in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies. Her teaching interests include rhetoric and composition courses, and in particular, those that focus on embodied rhetorics, gender studies and first-year composition. Dr. Johnson joins the Department of Languages and Literature as an assistant professor and Director of Composition.

JEFFREY MALONEY, PHD
English
PhD Second Language Studies
Michigan State University
Dr. Maloney successfully defended his dissertation “Fulbright FLTA CALL Beliefs and Knowledge: The Role of Context” at Michigan State University. He received the American Association for Applied Linguistics Graduate Student Award in 2018. Dr. Maloney joins the Department of Languages and Literature as an assistant professor.

JOHN PETRUCELLI, PHD
Music
PhD Music Jazz Studies
University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Petrucelli successfully defended his dissertation “Beyond the Sound Barrier: Improvisation, Repertoire and Formal Structure in the Wayne Shorter Quartet, 2000-2015” at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2018, he was a University of Pittsburgh Jazz Composer Concert Honoree. Dr. Petrucelli joins the Department of Music as an assistant professor and Director of Jazz Studies.

ELAINA ROSS, MA
Communications
MA English & MA Communication Arts
Northeastern State University
Ms. Ross joins the Department of Communication and Media Studies as an instructor and is pursuing her doctorate from the University of Kansas. Her research focus examines the intersection of interpersonal and organizational communication, specifically how both work and family create identity.

LUIS SALAS, MA
Graphic Design
MA Graphic Design
Savannah College of Art and Design
Mr. Salas brings his 12 years of teaching experience in different levels of the graphic design field to the Department of Art and Drama as an assistant professor. Mr. Salas has acquired experience in the industry working for a number of companies on numerous projects including publications, advertising, brand identity, package design and web design.

Gregg Wadley College of Science & Health Professions

ALAN BROKENICKY, MPAS
Physician Assistant Studies
MPAS Physician Assistant Studies
Union College
Mr. Brokenicky joins the Department of Health Professions as a clinical assistant professor. While working at Community Health Connection, Mr. Brokenicky had undergraduate students shadow him to learn more about the medical field as physicians or as physician assistants. He has been a clinical preceptor for several physician assistant and nurse practitioner students during their family practice or community medicine clinical rotation.

CAITLIN BRUDER, MS
Speech Language Pathology
MS Speech Pathology
University of Tulsa
Ms. Bruder is pursuing her doctorate in interdisciplinary leadership from Creighton University. Her professional experience includes working in clinic, private and educational settings as a speech language pathologist. Ms. Bruder joins the Department of Health Professions as an instructor. 

BROOKE KLINTWORTH, MA
Speech Language Pathology
MA Speech Communication Science & Disorders
Oklahoma State University
Ms. Klintworth’s professional experience includes working in both public schools and private clinics. She has served as the Special Education Site Coordinator for seven years and as a speech language pathologist at Jenks Public Schools since 2000. Ms. Klintworth joins the Department of Health Professions as an instructor.

MICHAEL MORGAN, PHD
Biology
PhD Oncological Sciences
University of Utah
Dr. Morgan brings more than 20 years of experience performing biomedical research in a cell and molecular biology and biochemistry lab oriented setting to the Department of Natural Sciences as an assistant professor. He has experience in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, and his most recent research focus is on the role of autophagy in cancer as it relates to cell death processes of necroptosis and apoptosis.

CONNOR O’DELL, PHD
Mathematics
PhD Mathematics
University of North Texas
Dr. O’Dell successfully defended his dissertation “Non-resonant uniserial representations of Vec(R)” at the University of North Texas. He has been a teaching fellow at UNT since 2012. Dr. O’Dell joins the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science as an assistant professor.

LISA ROACH, MEd
Speech Language Pathology
MEd special education
Northeastern State University
Since 2006, Ms. Roach has taught courses in higher education as an adjunct at NSU. Ms. Roach joins the Department of Health Professions as an instructor and clinical director. 

JENNIFER WALTON, MA
Speech Language Pathology
MA Speech Language Pathology & Audiology
Oklahoma State University
Ms. Walton has taught courses as an adjunct at NSU since 2016 in speech language pathology. Ms. Walton joins the Department of Health Professions as instructor and assistant clinical director.

THEODORE WARD, PHD
Computer Science
PhD Computer Science
Oklahoma State University
Dr. Ward’s technical and industry experience began with a decade-long career as a computer programmer in the oil and gas and telecommunications industries. In 2002, he took that knowledge and developed and taught programming, computer security and computer science courses at OSU-IT and then at TCC. Dr. Ward joins the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science as an assistant professor.

Oklahoma College of Optometry

CAITLIN CHEVALIER, OD
Optometry
Doctor of Optometry
Northeastern State University
Dr. Chevalier’s clinical experience includes rotations at the NSUOCO and W.W. Hastings Hospital, and she currently works as an optometric technician in Tulsa. She has specialized optometric education in advanced clinical methods, ophthalmic application lasers, glaucoma care and vision therapy. Dr. Chevalier joins the NSUOCO as a clinical assistant professor.

SETH RICH, OD
Optometry
Doctor of Optometry
Northeastern State University
Dr. Rich received the Indian Health Services Graduate Student Scholarship Award from 2014-2018. He completed his externship at Vold Vision in Fayetteville. Dr. Rich joins the NSUOCO as a clinical assistant professor.