Psychology Department Faculty

School of Professional Studies

Psychology Faculty

Dr. Taylor Randolph

Assistant Professor of Psychology


  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision (2023) - Adams State University
  • Master of Theological Studies (2012) - Phillips Theological Seminary
  • Master of Counseling Psychology (2004) - Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • B.A. in  Psychology (1995) - Phillips University

Areas of Interest

Counselor supervision and development, counseling children and families, evidence-based practices for addiction as well as treatment of child and families affected by trauma, neurological impacts of trauma, neurological impact and mechanisms of addiction, religious influences on human psychology, social justice and religious identity.  


LPC (board approved supervisor), LADC (board approved supervisor), NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor), Oklahoma State Certified Trauma-Informed Trainer, Oklahoma Department of MEntal Health and Substance Abuse Services Trauma Informed Certified Trainer

Professional Continuing Education

Received training in the following Evidence-Based Practices:  Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Adolescent – Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Seeking Safety, Strengthening Families, Celebrating Families, Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT).

A board approved supervisor since 2009, 14 licensure candidates successfully attained LPC, LADC, LADC/MH licensure under his supervision. From 2000-2016, he provided counseling and administrative services in a variety of settings including:  a children’s inpatient psychiatric hospital, adult residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation, adult and adolescent drug court, children and youth emergency shelter, school-based counseling, young adults transitional living, first-time offenders program, juvenile offenders counseling, child and family outpatient counseling services, adult and adolescent anger management, parenting classes.

Community Engagement

Chairperson of the Mental Health Coalition of Enid and Garfield County

Mental Health Representative for the Garfield County Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Response Team

Favorite Things

Passions include:  psychological and theological research, playing and listening to music, hiking, mountains, spending time with family, exercise, yoga, and (time and weather permitting) golf.

Dr. Leigh Kirby

Leigh KirbyAssistant Professor of Psychology

  • Office:   Remote
  • Phone:  (214) 417-9780
  • 709 Oklahoma Blvd.
    Alva, OK 73717


  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision (2017) – Texas A&M University - Commerce
  • M.S. in Community Counseling (1998) – Texas A&M Univesity - Commerce
  • B.A. in Psychology (1996) – Stephen F. Austin State University


I became a counselor with the intention of "helping people". I realized quickly that becoming a counselor is much more than helping others, but it is a journey of self-growth, personal and professional development, and a love of learning. I enjoy learning, but my passion is watching the personal and professional development of my students. Watching each student take the time to develop their counseling skills and work with others is extremely rewarding. I also am a huge advocate for students as long as students are willing to advocate for themselves and step outside of their comfort zone. I push and challenge my students in each class. I also expect students to be proactive and not reactive to most situations. Prepare yourself and understand expectations.

I enjoy experiential classes, such as group, counseling strategies and techniques, supervised experience, and practicum. Other areas include ethics, assessment, family systems, abnormal, child and adolescent counseling, and grief and bereavement. My research interests include gatekeeping and retention. 


LPC and LPC Supervisor in Oklahoma

LPC and LPC Supervisor in Texas

Professional Affiliations

American Counseling Association

Oklahoma Counseling Association

Texas Counseling Association

Texas Assocation for Counselor Education and Supervision

Favorite Things

Spending time with family, camping, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors (when it is not 100 degrees). I also love animals; I currently have four dogs and would have 25 more if I could.  I also enjoy attending conferences, networking with colleagues, and learning new information.  

Dr. Wayne McMillin

Dr. Wayne McMillinProfessor of Psychology
Dean, Northwestern-Enid

  • Office: Enid, Room 122
  • Phone: 580-213-3116
  • FAX 580-213-3151
  • 2929 E. Randolph
    Enid, OK 73701

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (1999) - Oklahoma State University
  • M.A. in Experimental Psychology (1994) - University of Central Oklahoma
  • B.S. in Psychology (1988) - Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Academic Interests

I typically teach courses in social and developmental psychology, as well as research and statistics. My personal research interests are quite diverse, ranging from mental imagery in sport, to psychological reactance in the classroom, to newcomer socialization within organizations. Currently, my professional interests revolve around helping promote the psychology programs, sponsoring the psychology club, student development, and participating in faculty and university committees.

Favorite Things

Lets see… mountains, backpacking, Saturdays, soccer (world cup & pee wee), Ranger football, a well struck 3 iron, live music at 1:30 a.m., students that show interest, students that don't, art museums, trout fishing, good (not bad) books, an occasional libation, friends and family.

Bailey Trammell

Bailey TrammellInstructor of Psychology

  • Office:   Alva, Education Center 210
  • Phone:  580-327-8447
  • 709 Oklahoma Blvd.
    Alva, OK 73717


  • Ph.D. Candidate in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance Psychology (2025)
    - Northcentral University
  • Master of Counseling Psychology (2017) - Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. in Health and Sports Science Education (2015) - Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Areas of Interest

I am a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor with a strong focus on performance psychology, counselor supervision, and trauma therapy. My passion lies in empowering individuals and organizations to reach their full potential and achieve emotional well-being. In the realm of counselor supervision, I find immense fulfillment in mentoring the next generation of counselors, providing them with invaluable guidance and support to excel in their practice. Additionally, my expertise in trauma therapy allows me to offer compassionate and skilled assistance to survivors, helping them navigate the path to healing. My commitment to my clients' mental health drives me to provide transformative counseling, supervision, and therapy services, fostering growth, resilience, and lasting positive change which I hope to pass on to my students and LPC Candidates.

Licensure & Certifications

LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) – Oklahoma

LPC-S (Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor) – Oklahoma

PK-12 School Counselor – Oklahoma

PK-12 Physical Education/Health/Safety – Oklahoma

5-12 Psychology/Sociology – Oklahoma

Professional Continuing Education

Received training in the following: 

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Addiction Severity Index (ASI)
  • Play Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

I have provided counseling and administrative services in a variety of settings including:  adult residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation, school-based counseling, higher education-based counseling, parenting classes, child, adult, and family outpatient counseling services, trauma group therapy, first-time offenders program, and sex offender group counseling.

Professional Affiliations

American Counseling Association (ACA)

Oklahoma Counseling Association (OCA)

Oklahoma School Counselor Association (OSCA)

Military and Government Counseling Association (MGCA)

International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling (IARTC)

North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES)

NWOSU Engagement

Sponsor, Psychology Club – Alva

Advisor, Undergraduate Psychology Students – All Campuses

Graduate Advisor Committee Member for MCP, MGP, and M.Ed – School Counseling Programs

Favorite Things

My favorite subject areas of instruction include:  Motivation and Emotion, Positive Psychology, Performance/Sports Psychology, Personality, Human Life Span/Growth and Development, Cognitive Psychology, and General Psychology.

My passions include:  spending time with my family, exercise, listening to music, playing the piano, hiking (especially mountains in Colorado), visiting national parks, and psychological research.


Mrs. Mistie Kline

Mistie KlineLecturer of Psychology

  • Office: Education Center 208
  • Phone: 580-327-8148
  • 709 Oklahoma Blvd.
    Alva, OK 73717

Curriculum Vitae


  • Master of Counseling Psychology (2004) - Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. in Psychology (1998) - Phillips University

Notable Awards

  • John Sheffield Teacher of the Year Award (2020)

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Psi Chi
  • Society for Teaching Psychology
  • Oklahoma Association of College Testing Personnel
  • National College Testing Association
  • National Association for Developmental Education

Favorite Things

My favorite subject areas of instruction includes Biopsychology, Sleep and Dreams, Psychopharmacology, Sensation and Perception, and General Psychology.  When I am not busy being inspired to teach and learn from my students, my focus is on my daughters, Carrington and Taylor Ann.

I enjoy traveling, cooking, research, attending rock concerts, and watching Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Adjunct Faculty

Coming soon!

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