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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, June 23, 2011

OSU-Tulsa introduces new degree opportunity for workforce professionals

Workforce Leadership and Organizational Performance: Be a LeaderOSU-Tulsa has announced a new degree opportunity for workforce professionals seeking a master’s or doctoral degree to further their career.

OSU-Tulsa will offer the Workplace Learning and Organizational Performance (WLOP) emphasis as part of the Occupational Education Studies option in the master’s of Teaching, Learning and Leadership or the Ph.D. in Education program. The program is ranked sixth nationally in the Vocational Education field by U.S. News and World Report.

The program is geared toward human resources, workplace and organizational development professionals and will prepare students to be leaders within their organizations. The course schedule incorporates a mix of evening, weekend and online classes designed for working adults and all courses can be completed at OSU-Tulsa.

Visit OSU-Tulsa’s website for more information about the program.

Regents approve OSU faculty promotions

The Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents recently approved promotions in academic rank for OSU-Tulsa faculty members Dr. Raman Singh, Dr. Jay Hanan and Dr. Michael Merten.

Singh has been promoted from associate professor to full professor and appointed to the C.F. Colcord endowed professorship. He teaches in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and is the director of the Mechanics of Advanced Materials Lab in at the Helmerich Research Center.

Hanan will be promoted from assistant professor to associate professor and granted tenure. He has taught in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at OSU since 2005. In April, he was awarded $26,724 in research funding from OSU’s Technology Business Development Program to develop advanced lightweight body armor.

Merten has also been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor and granted tenure. He has taught human development and family science at OSU since 2005. Last year, he was awarded the President’s Outstanding Faculty Award, the highest honor awarded to faculty at OSU-Tulsa.