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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5448 Donna Nigh Dept. of Advanced Professional & Special Services LIB 128 , Box 193


Kari Dyer, Ed.D., is an assistant professor for the school and professional counseling program in the Donna Nigh Department of Advanced Professional and Special Services. Dyer has 20+ years of experience in education spanning from PK3 through higher education.

Dyer completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Central Oklahoma and her Ed.D. in school administration from Oklahoma State University. 

Education and Certifications

  • Ed.D., School Administration, Oklahoma State University
    • Dissertation: My Name is on the Door: The Transition from the Classroom to the Office
  • M.Ed., School Counseling, University of Central Oklahoma
  • B.S., Elementary Education, University of Central Oklahoma


  • OKSDE Elementary Principal
  • OKSDE School Counselor
  • OKSDE Elementary Education


  • Mental Health First Aid Adult
  • Mental Health First Aid Youth

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Psychological Association 
  • American School Counselor Association
  • Association for Positive Behavior Support 
  • International Society for Policy Research and Evaluation in School-Based Counseling
  • Oklahoma Counseling Association
  • Oklahoma School Counseling Association
  • Foster Parent
  • Foster Parent Mentor

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