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Provost & VP, OSU-Tulsa

Regents appoint Fry OSU-Tulsa Provost and Vice President

Fri, December 02, 2016

Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents today approved the permanent appointment of Dr. Pamela Fry to serve as provost and vice president for academic affairs at OSU-Tulsa, in addition to her duties as associate provost and associate vice president for the Stillwater campus. She had been serving OSU-Tulsa on an interim basis since August.

Fry has served as associate provost and associate vice president of undergraduate education at OSU since 2011. Previously, she served six years as dean of the OSU College of Education and three years as the head of the School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership at OSU.  She also served as OSU's interim provost from 2013-2014.

Prior to moving to OSU in 2001, Fry served 12 years as a faculty member and as an administrator at the University of Oklahoma with appointments at the associate dean, department chair, and program chair levels. A full professor in the area of curriculum studies, Fry holds a bachelor’s degree with highest honors from OU, where she was named to her college’s inaugural hall of fame class known as the “75 Who Made a Difference.” Fry earned a master’s degree from OSU in applied behavioral studies and a doctoral degree in the area of curriculum and supervision. She was named her college’s outstanding graduate student at OSU in 1989.

Fry’s research agenda focuses on specific areas of analysis in teaching, learning, and curriculum at both the prekindergarten-12 and collegiate levels. In 1996, She received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the Association of Teacher Educators in recognition of the most outstanding investigation influencing teacher education.

Throughout her career, Fry has provided leadership to education at local, state, and national levels, including service as editor of one of the top national journals in teacher education, and as one of four nationally-elected representatives to the board of directors for the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, a primary leadership organization for professional education in the United States. At the community level, Fry served two terms as a trustee on the Stillwater Public Education Foundation’s board and was honored in 2010 with the SPEF Pioneer Service Award.

Provost & Vice President, OSU-Tulsa

Provost Gary Sandefur is pleased to announce that following a campus-wide search Dr. Pamela Fry has been identified as a finalist for Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs at OSU-Tulsa, by the Search & Screening Committee, chaired by Dean Bret Danilowicz. 

Pamela Martin Fry assumed the role of Associate Provost and Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Education at Oklahoma State University in January 2011. Fry previously served six years as Dean of the College of Education and three years as the School Head of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership at OSU.  She also served as OSU's Interim Provost in 2013-2014.

Prior to moving to OSU in 2001, Fry served 12 years as a faculty member and as an administrator at the University of Oklahoma with appointments at the associate dean, department chair, and program chair levels. Fry, a full professor in the area of Curriculum Studies, holds a bachelor’s degree with highest honors from OU where she was named to the College’s inaugural Hall of Fame class known as the “75 Who Made a Difference.” From OSU, Dr. Fry received a master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Studies and a doctoral degree in the area of Curriculum and Supervision. Fry was named the College’s outstanding graduate student in 1989.

Fry’s research agenda focuses on the cultural and axiological analysis of teaching, learning, and curriculum at both the P-12 and collegiate levels. She has taught courses in the areas of educational philosophy, leadership, management, and advocacy; supervision of educational personnel; curriculum development, teaching, and assessment of learning; and evaluation and improvement of educational institutions. While at OU, Fry coordinated master’s programs in Germany and England. In 1996, Fry received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the Association of Teacher Educators in recognition of the most outstanding investigation influencing teacher education.

Over her career, Fry has provided leadership to education at local, state, and national levels including service as editor of one of the top national journals in teacher education and as one of four nationally-elected representatives to the board of directors for the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, a primary leadership organization for professional education in the United States. At the community level, Fry served two terms term as a trustee on the Stillwater Public Education Foundation’s (SPEF) board and was honored in 2010 with the SPEF Pioneer Service Award.

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