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Assistant Vice President for Global and Cultural Competencies

University of Central Oklahoma

Education and Certifications

A.B., Yale University, 1988
A.M., Brown University, 1994
M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1995
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1998

Classes Taught

English Composition (ENG 1113)
English Composition and Research (ENG 1213)
English Cornerstone (ENG 2303)
English Literature to 1800 (ENG 2543)
English Literature since 1800 (ENG 2653)
World Literature I (ENG 3193)
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature (ENG 4183/5183)
Literary Criticism (ENG 4263)
History of the English Language (ENG 4323/5323)
Old English Literature (ENG 4633/5633)
English Capstone (ENG 4893)



Dr. Macey, who joined the UCO faculty in 1999, chaired the Department of English from 2007 until 2015 and currently serves as an Assistant Vice President in the Division of Academic Affairs, coordinating a range of initiatives in the areas of inclusion, diversity, and globalization.  He served as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, from 2001 until 2004.

Dr. Macey is the coeditor, with Hans Ostrom of the University of Puget Sound, of the five-volume Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature, and he has published essays and presented papers at national conferences on topics including eighteenth-century Utopian fiction, the adaptation of Classical motifs in Renaissance poetry, the representation of sexuality and gender in literature and film, and the history of Oklahoma’s BGLTQ community.

Dr. Macey is involved with a variety of educational, service, and outreach programs within the metropolitan Oklahoma City community.  A past recipient of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice’s Oklahoma City Humanitarian Award, the Provost’s Modeling the Way Award, and the Neely Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr. Macey has served as a board member for World Experiences Foundation; Cimarron Alliance (now Freedom Oklahoma); the national Unitarian Universalist BGLTQ organization Interweave Continental; and Sisu Youth, a nonprofit organization providing services to homeless youth in Oklahoma City.

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