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Using On-Campus Service Learning Projects to Engage Commuter Students:
"I attend this university, but I don't know much about it except the parking lot."
by Dr. Christy Vincent,
Assistant Professor in the Mass Communication Department
University of Central Oklahoma

Location: SWOSU Conference Center
Date/Time:  Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

(Complimentary Refreshments are sponsored by the SWOSU Office of the Provost.)

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graphicDr. Christy Vincent is an Assistant Professor in the Mass Communication Department at the University of Central Oklahoma where she teaches interpersonal, organizational and corporate communication courses. Her research interests include conflict management, mediation, change management, and training and development. Her interest in conflict management led her to the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law where she earned a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Her doctoral research focused on public school teachers' experiences of conflict. Her dissertation, "Understanding Teachers' Accounts of Conflicts in Public School Settings: An Ethnographically-based, Ethnomethodological Investigation," received the University of Oklahoma Dissertation Prize in the Social Sciences and Humanities. In addition to the university award, the OU Department of Communication also awarded the Ragan- Kramer-Wieder Qualitative Dissertation Award to Christy.

Besides her college teaching, she has taught continuing education courses for public school teachers in Oklahoma through the Great Expectations Institute.

Christy's professional experience is in management, sales and product development in private industry. She most recently served as an internal organizational effectiveness consultant for INTEGRIS Health, where her projects included management and staff training, leadership development, 360-degree assessment, employee opinion surveys, strategic planning, HR metrics and New Employee Orientation. One of the teaching tools used in training programs, a learning map titled Serving Our Community, won the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) Award of Excellence in the category of Experiential Learning.

She also works as a consultant to help groups and organizations with strategic planning, conflict management, communication needs assessment, problem-solving and leadership development. Her favorite group problem- solving method is Appreciative Inquiry.

She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Houston, both in communication, and a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communication from Oklahoma Christian University.

Dr. Christy Vincent, Associate Professor in Organizational Communication, was honored with the Neely Excellence in Teaching Award at the Faculty & Staff Fall Forum on August 13, 2013.  This award is the most prestigious award for teaching at UCO.  Pictured left are Dr. Christy Vincent receiving the award from Dr. J. Neely. Photo provided by UCO Photographic Services.

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