College of Education and Professional Studies

Dr. Barbara Green


Phone: (405) 974-5283

Office: LIB 152

Box: 193

General Information

Barbara Green, Ph. D ( Oklahoma State University, 1992) has been a member of the Department of Advanced Professional and Special Services at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) since August, 1991. Prior to this, she served for two years as an instructor at Oklahoma State University, a junior high school special education teacher for two years, elementary education teacher for four years and taught music for one year at the elementary level. Dr. Green’s doctorate was received in applied behavioral studies in 1992. Teaching assignments over the past twenty years include College Reading and Study Skills, Foundations of American Education/Field Experience, Teaching Individuals with Disabilities, Educational Strategies for the Young Child with Special Needs, Curriculum Development for Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Procedures for Mild/Moderate Learning Disabilities, Procedures for Mild/Moderate Mental Retardation and Secondary Special Education.

“During my tenure at UCO, I have co-written and published one text supplement and two books for three required courses. I have had the honor of serving as a Ron McNair Scholar Mentor for five undergraduate students all of whom presented research findings at various conferences. Additionally, I have supervised three graduate students’ research studies, two were presented at national conferences and two of which were published in the ERIC Documents and the International Journal Diversity in Organizations. I have had the opportunity to give approximately 25 international, national and local presentations on the following topics: emotional and social intelligence, learning styles, parent involvement in the educational process and educational, emotional and social strategies to improve learning. Lastly, I am pleased to state that I assisted with obtaining and managing a teacher recruitment grant for five years. Eighty percent of those recruited graduated with various degrees in the field of teacher education.

“Over the years I have been a member of the Learning Disabilities Association, Oklahoma Federation of the Council on Exceptional Children, and the African American National Studies Association. During my journey, I received the Hauptman Research Award, Elizabeth Threat Diversity Initiative Award, Ron McNair Mentor Award and the Delta Sigma Theta Educational Awareness Award.

“It is my hope that my professional involvement has positively impacted students and society. I would like to encourage students to continue to seek knowledge, wisdom and courage that would lead to fulfilling one’s potential and making the world a better place to co-exist.”