As we approach the start of another exciting term at the Oklahoma Center for Humanities, we’d like to welcome two new internal board members to our team. Our board members play a key role in planning events, selecting research fellows, making governance decisions, and more.
The following TU faculty members will be joining us, and we are grateful for the knowledge and advice they’ll undoubtedly impart:
Lisa Cromer is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Tulsa and a former OCH Research Fellow. Dr. Cromer’s SPARTA Lab conducts research that addresses the prevention and treatment of psychological trauma that can be experienced in response to adverse life experiences. Dr. Cromer is passionate about social justice and works to build human resilience to adversity in at-risk and disadvantaged populations. She has worked with college athletes, first generation college students, trauma-informed schools, students and student athletes transitioning to college, and military families preparing for deployment. Her expertise extends to the prevention of the intergenerational transmission of trauma and fostering healing from historical trauma.
Richard Wagner is Associate Professor of Music. He is Director of Instrumental Ensembles, Conductor of TU Symphony Orchestra, TU Chamber, and TU Wind Ensemble. He also oversees Instrumental Music Education and is Student Teachers Coordinator of TU Concert and Athletics Bands
Our new board members, along with our 2019-2020 OCH Fellows, will shape the programming and events for our upcoming theme of PLAY. Please join us in welcoming them!