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Theresa Marks

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Theresa Marks
OU Academic Life Coach

Theresa's Coaching Mindset: "I believe that coaching is being present and asking questions which come from a place of authentic curiosity and care; then attending to the response by listening closely so as not to miss the truth and trust that is being shared."

Higher Education Background:

  • Bachelor's- Fine Arts, University of Sciences and Arts of Oklahoma.
  • Master's- Art History, The University of Oklahoma.
  • PhD Candidate- European Art History, The University of Oklahoma.

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Making art.
  • Exercising.
  • Traveling.
  • Languages.

Top Life Defining Moments in Higher Education:

  • Completion of my college degree as a first-generation student.
  • The sincere joy and passion for learning that I discovered when I started doing graduate research.
  • Successful completion of year one of my doctoral program.

While in college, I experienced:

  • Balancing work and school.
  • Difficulty building and managing successful study systems.
  • Not having a sense of belonging.
  • Financial stress.
  • Being a first-generation college student.
  • A lack of a positive support network.
  • Academic motivation challenges.
  • Overcoming daily challenges through resiliency.