Stacy Reeder, Ph.D., was named dean of the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education on April 9, 2021. Reeder has served as a faculty member and administrator in the College of Education for the past 16 years. She led the college as its interim dean from February 2020 through April 2021, after having been named acting dean in September 2019. Previously, she served as chair of the Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, where she currently holds the rank of professor, teaching courses in both the graduate and undergraduate mathematics education program.
An active and accomplished scholar in mathematics education, her research has been widely funded by state and federal governmental agencies as well as private foundations, having received more than $2 million in grants. She also recently served a two-year term as president of the School Science and Mathematics Association.
Reeder's research agenda centers on mathematics teaching and learning, problem solving, and teacher education. She has authored articles in numerous scholarly journals including, School Science and Mathematics, Investigations in Mathematics Learning, and the Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership.
Teaching a wide array of courses in mathematics education, Reeder has supervised 17 doctoral dissertations and more than 40 master’s degree projects. She is a two-time recipient of the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education’s Pedersen Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award. In 2015, she received the OU Regents’ Award for Superior Teaching.
Reeder’s extensive service to the state of Oklahoma includes advising the State Department of Education and the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education on the state’s governing standards and policies for mathematics education and chairing the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Mathematics Writing Team from 2015-2016. At OU, she has served on numerous university committees, including the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Community Engagement and the Service Learning Task Force.
Prior to joining OU in 2005, Reeder served as an assistant professor at Oklahoma State University, and previously taught mathematics for Shawnee and Choctaw Nicoma Park public schools.
Reeder earned a bachelor of science in secondary mathematics from Oklahoma Baptist University and a master of education degree with an emphasis on secondary education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She also attended OU, where she earned her Ph.D. in instructional leadership and academic curriculum with a concentration in mathematics education.