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OKC Council Appoints UCO Professor to Better Streets, Safer City Board

Headshot of Jamie Dunnington, Ph.D.

April 2, 2018

Media Contact: Lorene Roberson, University of Central Oklahoma, College of Education and Professional Studies, 405-974-5408, lroberson1@uco.edu

OKC Council Appoints UCO Professor to Better Streets, Safer City Board

Jamie Dunnington, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, has been named to the board of Better Streets, Safer City, an advisory board that makes recommendations to the Oklahoma City Council about street improvement projects, funded by the temporary penny sales tax that was effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Dunnington, an assistant professor in UCO’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies, represents Ward 2. She and the board recently gave the green light to resurface 16 streets throughout Oklahoma City, all highly traveled and in the greatest need of improvement.

James Machell, Ph.D., dean of UCO College of Education and Professional Studies, said Dunnington is well qualified for the position.

“Dr. Dunnington’s academic research centers around the environment’s influence on walking and bicycling, along with government’s role in creating activity-friendly cities. Her academic, as well as practical experience, makes her an excellence choice for the board,” Machell said.

Dunnington joined Central’s faculty in 2015.  She previously worked in public health at the Oklahoma State Health Department, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy and the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, as well as taught science at both Yukon and Putnam City West High Schools in Oklahoma.           

To learn about UCO’s College of Education and Professional Studies, visit www.uco.edu/ceps.

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Cutline: Jamie Dunnington, Ph.D., was named to the advisory board of Better Streets, Safer City. Dunnington, an Oklahoma City native, is a faculty member at the University of Central Oklahoma and serves as an adviser for Central’s Master of Science in Wellness Management Program.