Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
Suite 105, Learning Resource Center
1801 E 4th Street
Okmulgee, OK 74447-3901
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.
Robin Patterson joined OSUIT in September of 2019 as the administrative assistant in the Academic Excellence & Distance Learning Center where you will find her pleasant attitude and willingness to make a positive mark. She provides administrative assistance, clerical support and secretarial services for the Center employees while coordinating daily with faculty and staff.
Before coming to the University, Patterson served 10 years as a veterans claims examiner for the Veterans Benefit Administration in Muskogee, where she examined and processed education applications for veterans and their beneficiaries.Patterson received an Associate Arts degree in Pre-Social Work from Connors State College where she was a member of the Alpha Beta Gamma while a cheerleader for the Cowboys. She enjoys spending her time as a devoted wife and mom of three.
Ron Miller serves as an instructional design specialist within the Academic Excellence & Distance Learning department at OSUIT.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education in Educational Technology from Northern Arizona University.
Education and technology have long been important in Miller's life. His father was an educator for 38 years. Both shared a love of new technologies from cameras and amateur radios to computers. His first computer was a Commodore 64, with an amazing 5.25-inch floppy disk drive. He also helped his father learn to use his classroom’s new Apple IIe computer to engage his middle school science students.
After earning his teaching degree, Miller spent 14 years as a classroom teacher. He began using technology to “flip” his science classes over a decade ago. After seeing his students become successfully engaged, in what is often considered a boring subject, he was inspired to go back to school for his M.Ed. in Educational Technology.
With his focus on classroom teaching and distance learning, Miller accepted the position with OSUIT in 2013.
Dana Mason is an instructional design specialist for the Academic Excellence and Distance Learning department at OSU Institute of Technology.
Mason earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from University Center at Tulsa, Langston University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Prior to joining OSUIT, he was employed at Tulsa Public Schools for 22 years. His last position at TPS was the teacher technology trainer. Mason has also served as a teacher, instructional technology integrator and web developer.