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Interim Assistant Dean, Chair and Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5622 Sociology, Gerontology, and Substance Abuse Studies LAN 203C , Box 167


M. Nicole Warehime, Ph.D., (she, her, hers) joined the UCO Department of Sociology, Gerontology and Substance Abuse Studies as a faculty member in 2016, and she has served as interim department chairperson since April 2021.  In January 2022, Warehime began her role as interim assistant dean to the College of Liberal Arts. Warehime holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and sociology from Oklahoma City University (2002) and master’s (2004) and doctoral (2008) degrees in sociology from the University of Oklahoma. 

Since joining the UCO faculty, she has partnered with Carrie Bentley, Ph.D., of the Department of Biology, to research and assess the intercultural competence of pre-health students. Bentley and. Warehime received first place in the 2021 Masonic Endowment for Transformative Learning Award.  In support of this research, Warehime has become a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and a qualified facilitator of the AFS Global Cultural Competency certificate.  Her other research projects focus on family aggression and violence, and she has supervised numerous UCO student research projects supported through the Student Research, Creative, and Scholarly Activities (RCSA), Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) and McNair Scholars programs.

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Oklahoma, 2008
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Oklahoma, 2004
  • B.S., Sociology and Criminal Justice, Oklahoma City University, 2002
  • Qualified Administrator, Intercultural Development Inventory, 2019
  • Qualified Facilitator, AFS Global Cultural Competency, 2022

Classes Taught

  • Social Justice and Advocacy
  • Intercultural Competency
  • Criminology
  • The Family
  • Minorities in American Society
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Sociology of Murder

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