Core Faculty and Staff

John Kinder (Director)John Kinder, Associate Professor of American Studies, History
Associate Professor of American Studies; History | 405-744-8198 | 159 Social Sciences and Humanities

Areas of Expertise: Cultural History of War; Disability Studies; Zoo History;
Animal Studies

Stacy Takacs Stacy Takacs, Professor of American Studies, English
Professor of American Studies; English | 918-594-8331 | 2221 Main Hall (T); 311E Morrill Hall (S)

Areas of Expertise: TV & Media Studies; Popular Culture;
Post-9/11 Culture

William Merrill DeckerBill Decker, Professor of English
Professor of English | 405-744-9474 | 211A Morrill Hall

Bin LiangBin Lang, Professor of Sociology, American Studies
Professor of Sociology; American Studies | 918-594-8286 | 2223 Main Hall (T); 411 Social Sciences and Humanities

Areas of Expertise: Law and society; globalization; comparative legal systems; the Chinese legal system; crime & deviance.

Louise SiddonsLouise Siddons, Associate Professor of Art History
Associate Professor of Art | 405-744-6086 | 101 Bartlett Center (S)

Areas of Expertise: Art History; American Art;
Native Art

Lindsey C. SmithLindsey Claire Smith, Associate Professor of English
Associate Professor of English | 405-744-6255 | 109F Morrill Hall (S)

Areas of Expertise: American Indians Studies; Global Indigenous Studies; Native American Literature

David GrayDavid Gray, Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies
Teaching Assistant Professor of American Studies, OSU Tulsa | 918-594-8288 | 2216 Main Hall (T)

Areas of Expertise: History of US Capitalism; Motivation; Propaganda; Labor; Business Cultures


Reanae McNeal 

Teaching Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Programs | Social Sciences and Humanities

Areas of Expertise: Cultural Rhetorics; African Native American Studies; African American Studies; American Indian Studies; Gender and Women’s Studies




Tom Jorsch 

Lecturer of American Studies | Social Sciences and Humanities

Areas of Expertise: US History; Radicalism in America; US Politics; Truth and Reconciliation




Susan OliverSusan Oliver, Sr. Admin Support Specialist
Sr. Administrative Support Specialist (STW), History and American Studies | 405-744-5680 | 101 Social Sciences and Humanities




Anthony Valentine

Undergraduate Advisor (Stillwater) | 405-744-5658 | 213 Life Sciences East (S)                                        

Angel Ray
Academic Counselor (Tulsa) | 918-594-8355 | Academic Services, 130 North Hall (T)

Sherry Clegg
Academic Counselor (Tulsa) | 918-594-8355 | Academic Services, 130 North Hall (T)