Assistant Professor of Education (2008)
Office: EC 105
Charged with his passions for educational philosophy, art, ecology, and travel, Dr. Steven Wade Mackie is proud to be in northwest Oklahoma working with both preservice and experienced teachers. It is his belief that the people of northwest Oklahoma are some of the most conscientious, genuine, and caring people on the planet. “The people of northwest Oklahoma are an immense asset to our state, country and to the rest of the world. We are honest, hard working, and rooted to the land. I am proud to call this home and to have come from such solid stock.”
Though committed to his place, northwest Oklahoma, Dr. Mackie also finds educational value in travel. As a Peace Corps volunteer, he lived and taught in Burkina Faso and Cameroon. Dr. Mackie also taught at the American School in Guadalajara, Mexico. “As much as I love the experience of traveling in a foreign environment, there is nothing like returning to northwest Oklahoma. Where else on earth are there more vibrant sunrises and sunsets, mixed with those Okie-original high cirrus clouds?” Dr. Mackie has traveled to all seven continents.
Educational philosophy is what drives Dr. Mackie’s passion for teaching. “By nature human beings are highly curious and imaginative creatures. I unveil my curiosity and imagination by asking questions. The Socratic method is the heart of my educational philosophy.” Dr. Mackie earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Prescott College, the highly acclaimed school dedicated to experiential learning. He attended the University of Oklahoma for his PhD in Educational Studies majoring in educational philosophy and the ecology of northwest Oklahoma. He is also a certified Oklahoma Master Naturalist.
Dr. Steven Mackie's Vitae