Vicki Ferguson Director of Teacher Education / Professor & Chair, Education and Speech Language Pathology

Vicki Ferguson

Director of Teacher Education / Professor & Chair, Education and Speech Language Pathology
405-574-1253 | vferguson@usao.edu
Room 106B | Gary Hall

Biography

Dr. Vicki Ferguson serves several roles as professor, director of teacher education and chair of the Division of Education and Speech-Language Pathology at USAO. She has been a full-time member of the USAO faculty since 1988. She also was an instructor in the mathematics department at USAO from 1975-1980 and an adjunct faculty member in the Division of Mathematics and Division of Education from 1987-1988.

Ferguson was an instructor in the Applied Problem Solving Institute and Summer Math Academy at Oklahoma City Community College. Before coming to USAO, Ferguson taught math at Chickasha High School and Anderson High School in Austin, Texas.

She is on the advisory board of A+ Oklahoma Schools and is the president-elect of the Oklahoma Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Ferguson was the conference chair of the OACTE/OCTP/OATE Fall Conference in 2009. She served as an OACTE representative during the Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C. in 2009 and 2010 and during the Oklahoma Legislative Day on the Hill the last two years.

She is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Science Teachers Association.

Ferguson has attended AACTE National Meetings in Atlanta, Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and San Diego. She was a team member of the Oklahoma State Accreditation Team of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education in 2008.

She has presented to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference seven times, the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics twice and the Oklahoma Education Association District Meeting twice.

Outside the classroom, Ferguson enjoys organizing and leading one of the interactive learning stations at various Earth Day/Resource Day events sponsored by the Grady County Conservation District. She also served as a Girl Scout leader for 10 years.

Education

  • Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of Oklahoma, 1993
  • MA, Mathematics, University of Texas, Austin, 1973
  • BA, Mathematics, Agnes Scott College, 1971

Favorite Quotes

"It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service." - Albert Einstein