Academic Council

Christian Bradley

Christian Bradley, Dean, School of Creative & Information Technologies Dean, School of Creative & Information Technologies
Christian Bradley serves as dean of the School of Creative & Information Technologies at OSU Institute of Technology.

Before coming to OSUIT in 2019, Bradley served as the institutional director of Media Arts for The Art Institute’s College of Creative Art and Design. Bradley was also an academic director, program chair and full-time teacher at various times during his 16 years with the Art Institutes.

He has a B.A. in Art from Cal State Fullerton and an M.A. in Leadership from South University. He has worked at multimedia companies, that include Interplay, The Collective, and JVC, over the span of his professional career. Bradley also was the president of Cubicle Arts, a contracting company that provided digital and traditional art assets for multimedia companies.

Over the past 18 years, Bradley has focused on teaching others how to use 3D and digital art software in the classroom, through various publications and by developing online training series offered through,, and The Art Institutes Online.  

Dominic Christison

Director, Academic Excellence & Distance

Dominic Christison serves as the director of Academic Excellence and Distance Learning at OSUIT.

Before coming to OSUIT in 2020, Christison served as associate dean for Distance Learning at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Allentown, Pennsylvania for nine years and dean of Academics for Centura College Online in Virginia Beach, Virginia for six years. He also has over 10 years teaching experience in the classroom and online. Christison has a M.A in English from the University of Aberdeen and a Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the International House, London. He has also owned an internet services business, providing internet access and domain hosting.

Christison is passionate about working with academic leaders to plan and implement distance learning growth strategies and provide tools and ongoing support for both faculty and students to thrive in an online learning environment.

Jenny Duncan

Jenny Duncan has been the library director at OSUIT since 2003. She has a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Education in Library Media from East Central University.

She has played a significant role in transforming the OSUIT Library during her time, including renovating the main hallway and adding new flooring throughout. In addition to the renovation, Duncan also aided in adding two new study rooms, including the Mediascape Room with the help of a $30,000 grant.

Duncan also implemented the Tech To-Go Program which allows over 50 laptops and 30 hotspots, along with many other pieces of technology, including 3D Printers available for check out to students, faculty and staff.

She took initiative to ensure OSUIT was the first academic library in Oklahoma to procure the 3M RFID library security system in 2004 and has since procured new security gates. 

In addition to her primary role, Duncan has also served on the Faculty/Staff Council as the chair and a member. Through her involvement in the Faculty/Staff Council, she initiated and has overseen the Employee Birthday Luncheons since 2007 and led or participated in many initiatives to positively impact faculty and staff.

Jody Grammer

Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, Jody Grammar Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

Prior to her role as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Grammer served as Cooperative Alliance Coordinator and Assistant Registrar/Prior Learning Assessment & Articulation Services Coordinator at OSUIT.

She serves as a Federal Compliance Peer Reviewer on the Higher Learning Commission; chair of the President’s Retention Task Force; and several other higher education committees.

Grammer has also worked as an instructor at Meridian Technology Center as well as a laboratory technician and laboratory manager at the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab-OSU.

Grammer earned a master’s degree in Teaching, Learning and Leadership in 2011 and a bachelor’s degree in Zoology in 2000 from Oklahoma State University-Stillwater; and she earned a certificate of mastery in Prior Learning Assessment from the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning in Chicago in 2014.

Charles Harrison

Associate Vice President, Workforce & Economic Development, Charles Harrison Associate Vice President, Workforce & Economic Development
Charles Harrison has been a Poke since the beginning, graduating from OSU with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He received his master's degree in Engineering Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Harrison has 30 plus years of experience in industry. Before joining the OSUIT team, his appointments ranged from general manager to vice president of engineering with Rockwell International and Southern New England Telephone, to president and CEO of SpecTran Corporation.

Harrison first joined the OSUIT team in 2016 as the director of OSUIT's Pryor campus. In 2018, with the untimely passing of Dr. Sheryl Hale, he accepted the position of associate vice president in Workforce & Economic Development.

During this time, he has implemented the successful closure of the OSUIT Pryor campus with all 23 students who were enrolled, graduating. Since accepting the WFED role, he has successfully negotiated a host agreement with OSU to offer numbered OSHA courses, and, as a member of the academic council, has developed a business model to support the interdepartmental cohesiveness between Workforce & Economic Development and the 10 schools at OSUIT.

Terryl Lindsey

Dean, School of Transportation & Heavy Equipment

Terryl Lindsey serves as dean of the School of Transportation & Heavy Equipment at OSU Institute of Technology.

His educational credentials and industry-specific certifications include an Associate of Applied Science in Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology from OSUIT in 1983, an Associate of Arts in General Studies from Connors State College in 2001, a Bachelor of Science in Technical and Industrial Education from Oklahoma State University in 2003, and a Master of Science in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership with emphasis on Administration & Curriculum Development from Oklahoma State University in 2005. He is also recognized with an Oklahoma Teaching Certification for Trade/Industrial Education, grades 6-12, a Technology Center Standard Administrator Credential and an Oklahoma Teaching Certification for Secondary Principal.

Lindsey has been employed with OSUIT since 1995 when he began as a faculty instructor for the Heavy Equipment Vehicle Institute. Since then, he has also been Lead Instructor for both the ATC Freightliner Technology Program and the MHC Kenworth Truck Technology Program. Prior to becoming dean of the School of Transportation & Heavy Equipment, Lindsey served as dean for the School of Diesel & Heavy Equipment, interim dean for the School of Automotive Technologies and was also the Assistant Division Chair for the Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Institute from 2011 to 2015.

He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the School of Transportation & Heavy Equipment. His leadership efforts have served the industry well, also serving in several advisory roles. He is currently serving on the Diesel Technology Advisory Board for Central Technology Center and Kiamichi Technology Center. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Occupational Education from Oklahoma State University.

Steve Olmstead

Dean, School of Engineering & Construction Technologies Dean, School of Engineering & Construction Technologies

Steve Olmstead serves as dean of the School of Engineering & Construction Technologies at OSU Institute of Technology.

Olmstead graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science. He became a faculty member in the OSU Institute of Technology Construction Management program in 1991—following several years in the construction industry.

While in the construction industry, one the companies he worked for was J.A. Jones Construction, which at the time was one of the largest general contractors in the world. During his employment with them, he worked on many projects. One of the construction projects Olmstead was on was a 79-story, $116 million, high-rise building in downtown Chicago, 311 South Wacker Drive. At the time, it was being built, it was the “World’s Largest Concrete Structure”.

Prior to becoming the dean of the School of Engineering & Construction Technologies, Olmstead served as the dean of the School of Construction Technologies.

Dr. Lisa Weis

Dean, School of Arts, Sciences & Health Dean, School of Arts, Sciences & Health

Dr. Lisa Weis serves as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at OSU Institute of Technology.

Prior to joining OSUIT on July 1, 2019, Dr. Weis served as the associate vice president for Academic Affairs and chief operating officer at Langston University Tulsa. During her time at Langston she increased the efficiency and effectiveness of university wide practices, improved customer service response times, increased campus enrollment and was instrumental in the creation and operations of providing college level, credit bearing courses to incarcerated individuals in Oklahoma.

Dr. Weis serves on the boards of the Greenwood Cultural Center and North Tulsa Community Coalition. She is a Junior Achievement volunteer, providing financial literacy courses to students in elementary, middle and high school and serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in foster care. 

Dr. Weis has published several refereed journal articles and made multiple state, national, and international presentations. Her most recent grant writing efforts provided approximately $1.2 million to increase educators’ participation in urban agricultural experiences and to promote academic success for middle school students in highly diverse, low-income areas. Throughout her career, Dr. Weis has earned multiple accolades including the Vision of Excellence Award, Dean’s Award for Pedagogy/Andragogy, Faculty Service Award, Alumni Association Award for Professionalism in the Classroom, Dean’s Award for Service and, perhaps her most cherished award, the Langston University Student Body Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership. 

Dr. Weis earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, MBA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Strategic Communication, M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, and B.S. in Family Relations and Child Development. She holds Oklahoma and National Board teaching certifications and has over 25 years of teaching and administrative experience in public school and higher education.