Dr. Ingrid Massey, Assistant Professor; Program Chair
Ingrid Ahrens Massey, EdD joined the faculty of NSU full-time in 2009 after serving as an adjunct instructor since 2005. An alum of NSU, she holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, a master's degree in reading education from Oklahoma State University, and a doctorate in higher education and adult learning. Ingrid's research interests include teacher preparation in reading and early literacy. Dr. Massey is passionate about sharing her love of classroom teaching, especially working with beginning and struggling readers.
Dr. Meagan Moreland, Associate Professor; Department Chair
Meagan Moreland joined the faculty at Northeastern State University in 2008. Her research interests include engagement and motivation in reading, clinical work and reading assessment. She has a passion for the reciprocal nature of reading clinics which create supportive experiences for NSU students and children and their parents.
Dr. Sarah Ramsey, Assistant Professor
Sarah Ramsey has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Oral Roberts University as well as a Masters of Education in Reading from Northeastern State University, and recently completed a doctoral degree in College and Higher Education Administration.. Dr. Ramsey is an active member of Kappa Delta Pi. She holds current Oklahoma elementary teaching and reading specialist certificates and was chosen by her colleagues as Teacher of the Year in 2006. Dr. Ramsey is a passionate about working with both future and current educators on creative and innovative ways to engage students in thinking and learning.
Dr. Stephan Sargent, Professor
After graduation from Oklahoma State University (www.okstate.edu) with a Bachelor's in Education and a minor in science education, Dr. Sargent taught public school teacher in Ponca City, Oklahoma (https://www.pcps.us/). While there, he taught science as well as all elementary school subjects in homeroom courses. Dr. Sargent graduated from The University of Tulsa (www.utulsa.edu) with a Master's in School Guidance and Counseling. While working on a doctorate at Oklahoma State University (www.okstate.edu) in Reading/Literacy Education, Dr. Sargent taught developmental reading to adults (ranging in age from 18 to over 60). He also taught reading methods courses, study skills courses, and served as a reading specialist for an athletic team. Later, Dr. Sargent began work at Northeastern State University (www.nsuok.edu) as a professor of reading methods. Currently, he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in reading/literacy methods. He also directs the Northeastern State University Reading Clinic. While teaching university courses in reading methods for current and future teachers, Dr. Sargent works closely with area schools, teaching the majority of his courses in a clinical setting. Dr. Sargent works closely with school accreditation at all levels. He is currently working with North Central's AdvancED for PK-12 schools. Moreover, he reviews graduate reading programs for the International Reading Association (the 'SPA' for NCATE) and serves as an CAEP/NCATE reviewer for universities that prepare teachers. Please feel free to contact Dr. Sargent at email@example.com.
Dr. Mindy Smith, Professor
Melinda (Mindy) L. Smith, EdD., is a Professor of Reading Education. She joined the faculty of Northeastern State University in 2004. Her over 30 years in education include public school teaching and extensive experience working with primary grade struggling readers in a clinical setting. Her research interests are in the areas of Early Literacy, Motivating and Engaging Struggling Readers and Teacher Efficacy in Reading. Dr. Smith strives to provide educators with tools needed to close the reading achievement gap while instilling a love of reading in their students.
Dr. Tobi Thompson, Associate Professor
Tobi S. Thompson, PhD and alum of NSU, joined the faculty of NSU in 2010. She serves as the director of the Northeastern State University (Tahlequah) Reading Clinic and teaches courses in reading/literacy. Her research interests include graphic novels to increase student motivation to read, improving teacher effectiveness, and rural education. Dr. Thompson is passionate about making education accessible and relevant to all children and their families.