Education Faculty

School of Education

Education Faculty

Education Faculty Accolades at NWOSU

  • Endowed Chair in Education - Dr. Martie Young
  • John K. Martin Endowed Chair in Education - Dr. Steven Mackie
  • Charles Morton Share Trust Chair in Education - Dr. Christee Jenlink
  • John Sheffield Teacher of the Year - Dr. Jen Oswald (2016)
  • John Barton Distinguished Teaching and Service Award - Dr. Steven Mackie (2012) 
  • Thelma Crouch Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year Award - Natalie Miller (2012)
  • Henry Miller Memorial Library, Big Sur, CA - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Dr. Steven Mackie (2011)

Dr. Christee Jenlink, Chair

Christee JenlinkAssociate Dean of Education 
Professor of Education

Northwestern - Alva 
Education Center 205C 
Phone: (580) 327-8450 
cljenlink@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ed.D. Educational Administration, Oklahoma State University
  • M.Ed. Education, Music, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • B.A. Ed. Music Education

CERTIFICATION

  • Elementary and Secondary Principal
  • Instrumental Music
  • Vocal Music
  • Music Theory
  • Social Sciences

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT

Undergraduate, Assessment and Evaluation

Graduate, Educational Leadership Internship, Advanced Educational Psychology

HOBBIES

Gardening, Reading

UNIVERSITY SERVICE (committees, clubs, etc.)

  • Assessment Committee
  • FEAD Committee
  • Graduate Committee 

Dr. Mariann Braten-Hall

Mariann Braten-HallAssistant Professor of Education

Division of Education 
Northwestern - Alva 
Education Center 117 
Phone: (580) 327-8452 
mbraten-hall@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • B.A. Ed. Elementary Education, Oral Roberts University
  • Currently pursuing an Ed.D. Higher Education from Oral Roberts University

CERTIFICATION

  • Elementary Education
  • Mild to Moderate Disabilities
  • Principal (Elementary)

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT

  • Foundations of Math Methods
  • Intermediate Math Methods
  • Emergent Literacy
  • Children's Literature
  • Elementary Science Methods
  • Elementary Social Studies
  • Early Childhood Science and Social Studies Methods
  • Students with Exceptionalities

HOBBIES

Church, traveling, reading, doctoral work

UNIVERSITY SERVICE (committees, clubs, etc.)

  • Diversity Committee
  • Honors Committee
  • SOEA sponsor

FAMILY 

Husband Dennis

Summer Foster

Instructor of Education

Division of Education 
Northwestern - Alva 
Education Center 113 
Phone: (580) 327-8461 
skfoster@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • M.Ed. Master of Education, Southwestern Oklahoma State University 
  • B.S. Elementary Education, Speech Language Pathology, Fort Hays State University

CERTIFICATION

  • Elementary Education K-9
  • School Counseling  Pre-K-12
  • B.S. Speech Language Pathology
  • English as a Second Language

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT

  • Early Childhood Development and Learning
  • Early Childhood Curriculum Development and Implementation
  • Early Childhood Assessment

HOBBIES

Reading, Exercise, Home Improvement Projects 

FAMILY 

Husband-Dave, Children-Sydney, Beau, Mary Kate

Dr. Joshua Hawkins

Dr. Joshua HawkinsAssistant Professor of Education

Division of Education 
Northwestern - Enid 118 
Phone: (580) 213-3182 
jlhawkins@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Oklahoma State University
  • M.Ed. Educational Administration, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. Special Education, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

OKLAHOMA CERTIFICATION: STANDARD

  • Secondary Principal
  • Elementary Principal
  • Severe & Profound/Multiple Disabilities
  • Mild-Moderate Disabilities
  • Mid-Level English
  • Intermediate Mathematics

HOBBIES

He enjoys simple pleasures - beauty in art and nature, old books and bookstores, music, exercise, hot tea in the morning, people, clear-thinking, a good turn of phrase, study, silence and laughter.  

FAMILY  

Dr. Hawkins lives with his wife and six children in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  

Dr. Steven Mackie

Dr. Steven MackieProfessor of Education

Division of Education 
Northwestern - Enid 116 
Phone: (580) 213-3121 
swmackie@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Educational Studies, University of Oklahoma, 2008. 
  • M.Ed. in Educational Studies, University of Oklahoma, 1997.
  • B.A. in Liberal Studies, Prescott College, 1992.

CERTIFICATION

Oklahoma and Arizona state teaching certificates in all social sciences

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT

  • Foundations of Education
  • Multicultural Education
  • Educational Practices
  • Institutional Management 

SPECIAL INTERESTS/HOBBIES

  • Ecojustice
  • Travel
  • Gardening
  • Oklahoma Historical Society (Lifetime Member)
  • Oklahoma Master Naturalist – OSU Extension Service

UNIVERSITY SERVICE (committees, clubs, etc.)

  • Co-Faculty Sponsor of the student organization CORE - Conserving Our Ranger Environment
  • Diversity Committee
  • Faculty Senate
  • Oklahoma A+ Schools

Natalie Miller

Natalie MillerAssistant Certification Officer

Division of Education 
Northwestern - Alva 
Education Center 205B 
Phone: (580) 327-8441 
ndmiller@nwosu.edu 

EDUCATION

  • B.S. Business Administration 2005
  • M.Ed. Adult Education & Management 2010

HOBBIES

  • Reading
  • Spending Time with Family
  • Watching Old Movies

UNIVERSITY SERVICE (committees, clubs, etc.)

  • Staff Council Committee member
  • Campus Scholarship Drive member
  • ACT Test Coordinator
  • Pearson Test Administrator

FAMILY 

Married to Greg; 2 daughters, Dana Craven & Tara Sander; and 2 grandchildren Abbi Hall & Casey Sander

Dr. Jen Oswald

Dr. Jennifer OswaldAssociate Professor of Education

Division of Education 
Northwestern - Alva 
Education Center 105 
Phone: (580) 327-8451 
jdoswald@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ed.D. Reading and Literacy, Capella University
  • M.Ed. Reading Specialist, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. Early Childhood Education, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • B.A. History and Social Studies, Oklahoma Panhandle State University

CERTIFICATION

  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary Education
  • Reading Specialist

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT

  • Children’s Literature
  • Emergent Literacy
  • Diagnosis
  • Ed Tech
  • EC Apprenticeship
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Area

HOBBIES

Reading, spending time with family and friends

UNIVERSITY SERVICE (committees, clubs, etc.)

  • NWOSU SOEA Sponsor
  • Teacher’s Closet
  • Literacy Center Director
  • TEC, Faculty Senate

FAMILY 

Husband – Nick, Son – Rett, Dog - Ginger

Dr. Christie Riley

Dr. Christie RileyAssociate Professor of Education
Director of Teacher Education

Division of Education
Northwestern - Alva
Education Center 219
Phone: (580) 327-8694
clriley@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Northcentral University
  • M.S. Behavioral Science, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. Social Work, Northwestern Oklahoma State University

CERTIFICATION

  • Elementary Principal (PK-8)
  • School Counselor (PK-12)
  • Early Childhood (PK-3)
  • Elementary Education (1-8)

FAMILY 

Married to Scott, and they have two children, Lora and Ally. 

Dr. Henry Trabuc

Dr. Henry TrabucAssistant Professor of Education

Division of Education 
Education Center 115 
Northwestern - Alva 
Phone: (580) 327-8459 
hjtrabuc@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ed.D.  Educational Leadership, Northcentral University, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • M.S. in Education  from Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas
  • B.S.  In Education, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas

CERTIFICATION

  •   District Leadership (PreK - 12)
  •  Building Leadership (PreK-12)
  •  Gifted Education (K-12)
  •  American History (5-12)
  •  World History (5-12)
  •  Political Science/Government (7-12)
  •  Physical Education (K-12)

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT

  • Students with Exceptionalities
  • Classroom Management & Behavior Intervention I
  • Assessment Design
  • Assessment in Special Education
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Social Studies Methods
  • School Personnel Administration
  • Public School Relations

HOBBIES

  • Travel
  • Outdoor sports
  • Conservation

UNIVERSITY SERVICE (committees, clubs, etc.)

  • Diversity Committee
  •  Scholarship Committee
  •  TEC Committee

FAMILY 

Married to Leanne; two children: Derek and Nicole

Dr. Martie Young

Martie YoungProfessor of Education
Director of Student Teaching

Division of Education 
Room 118 
Northwestern-Enid 
Phone: (580) 213-3195 
mlyoung@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Oklahoma State University
  • M.Ed. Special Education, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. Elementary Education, Northwestern Oklahoma State University

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • Mild and Moderate Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Reading Specialist
  • Grammar & Composition
  • Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Speech & Drama
  • Middle Level Social Studies
  • Middle Level Language Arts

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT

  • Multicultural Ed
  • Student Teaching
  • Early Childhood Methods classes
  • Creative Activities
  • Adult Cognitive Styles
  • Curriculum for the Special Learner

UNIVERSITY SERVICE (committees, clubs, etc.)

  • Teacher Ed Faculty
  • Teacher Ed Committee
  • TEAMS
  • Education Advisory Committee
  • NWOSU Academic Appeals

FAMILY 

Spouse – Dr. Lyle Young

Derek Trabuc

Instructor of Education

Division of Education 
Northwestern - Alva 
Education Center 115 
Phone: (580) 327-8460 
djtrabuc@nwosu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Currently Ed. D Curriculum Development, American College of Education
  •  M.S. Ed. Leadership, Pittsburg State University
  • B.S. Elementary Education K-9, Pittsburg State University

CERTIFICATION

  • Elementary Education K-9
  • Educational Leadership K-12

COURSES TYPICALLY TAUGHT

  • Social Studies Methods
  • Language Arts Methods
  • Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Intermediate Math Methods

HOBBIES

Fitness, Travel, Outdoor adventures

FAMILY 

Wife-Salena, Children-Sadrie & Kaster

Amy Melton

Amy MeltonSecretary

Division of Education 
Northwestern - Alva 
Education Center 205 
Phone: (580) 327-8436 
admelton@nwosu.edu 

EDUCATION

  • B.A. General Studies
  • Working on Masters of Adult Ed

HOBBIES

I enjoy working out, reading, traveling, church, and spending time with family.   

FAMILY 

Husband-Tyler, Sons-Myles & Austyn

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Phone: (580) 327-1700

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