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Manager Research Compliance

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5479 Office of Research & Sponsored Programs NUC 341 , Box 132


Steven has been the manager of the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance since Spring 2016. He has received multiple degrees from UCO and believes in the heart of this campus. He is grateful everyday that he gets to help UCO's research efforts and keep participants and researchers safe. It is wonderful to do what you love. He has a family that he adores, which includes multiple furry members. Steven is an avid reader, lecture attender, and concert goer. He wishes there were just two seasons, Fall and Spring. It would also be nice if ideas could be the only currency. 

Classes Taught

Steven has taught General Psychology, Developmental, Emotion and Motivation, Social Psychology, and been a guest lecturer in honors courses on a Marriage and Relationships (with a Feminist slant) and the History of Food (in regards to cannibalism and scarcity). His teaching philosophy is to teach through a pedagogy of love (which he gave a TEDx talk about) aimed at students acquiring knowledge of the subject as well as personal development.


Steven's interests are varied, which is why Psychology is a perfect discipline for him. He is actively interested in a variety of things, but his favorite focusses are autonomy, self-awareness, self-compassion, love, and relationships, if he sounds like a Humanist, well... He is a poet and writer of fictions (lies). He loves words, like BIG LOVES. He typically is armed with three things something to read, something to write on, and something to write with. Oh, he loves coffee, and movies, and football, and basketball, definitely dogs.

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Steven researches autonomy, self-awareness, self-compassion, love, and relationships. He is a big supporter of RCSA projects with students (usually doing two or three a year). His most proud publication effort to date was getting 10 different chapters published with 14 students in the Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences.

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