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Linda Banks, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Linda Banks, Ph.D., began at UCO January 3, 2011, coming here after having taught several years at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Broken Arrow. She has been in the field of education for over 37 years. Linda is married to Randy Banks, who works for the FAA on their simulation team. They have five children between them and two very spoiled golden retrievers.
Dr. Banks' bachelor's and master's degrees are in education, and she has a doctorate of philosophy in education from Oklahoma State University.
She is the assistant vice president of the Center for eLearning and Connected Environments. Her office is located at 201 N. Bryant.
Dr. Banks has taught many college-level classes through the years including: critical thinking for leaders, business communications, computer programming in several languages, website design, technology for teachers, classroom discipline, and basic computer concepts. She has also been a dissertation mentor for the University of Phoenix Online.
Something she and her husband have enjoyed doing is renovating their lake house. Who would have ever known that she would be able to lay wood flooring, put up shiplap, and put stone on a fireplace. Linda also enjoys working out and playing with her golden retrievers, Buddy and Hunter.
Professional and Community Involvement
Dr. Banks is currently on the UCO Alignments and Allocation Task Force, the faculty senate, the 21st Century Pedagogy Institute Advisory board and has been on numerous committees and task forces throughout the years.
She is also on the board of directors of the Edmond Chamber of Commerce, advisory board member of the Edmond Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Edmond), a member of the Edmond rotary, and is past director of technology for Rotary District 5750
Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities
Dr. Banks has done a lot of research and presentations in the area of working with students of diversity. Her published book is titled Assessing Dispositions towards Teaching Students of Diversity.
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