Dr. Christine K. Ormsbee joined the OSU College of Education June 2006 as Professor and Head of the School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership. Dr. Ormsbee holds a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Kansas, a Masters degree in special education from Emporia State University and a Bachelors degree in psychology and special education from Emporia State University. As a faculty member in special education, she teaches an undergraduate introductory special education course and graduate special education methods and research courses.
With over two decades in the profession she has established a consistent record of scholarly publications and presentations, which address her interests in providing strategies and supports for teachers who work with children with learning and/or behavioral concerns. Specifically, her research has focused on collaborative processes including peer coaching, co-teaching, and preassessment.
Dr. Ormsbee is very active in teacher education. She is serving on her second term as a commissioner on the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation, is a member of the Oklahoma P-20 Education Council and serves on the advisory board for the State Board of Educations’ State Improvement Grant. Ormsbee served as an Associate Editor of the journal Intervention in School and Clinic until 2009 and now serves as a field reviewer for this journal and other special education-related journals.