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May 11, 2001

RSU Names Assistant Professor of Psychology

Sherril Stone has been named assistant professor of psychology at Rogers State University.

Stone's appointment was approved recently by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents.

Stone will join the faculty of RSU's Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, located in the School of Liberal Arts.

Previously, Stone served as psychology instructor at Oklahoma State University and Redlands Community College in El Reno, Okla., and as a research assistant at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

In addition, she has served as a computer analyst at Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Tulsa, a product support specialist at Microsoft in Dallas, a technical support specialist at the Attachmate Corporation in Bellevue, Wash., and a computer and communications analyst in the U.S. Air Force.

She has conducted research in human and pet interactions, animal learning/cognition, and founded Pet-Me Pets, an animal visitation and therapeutic intervention program that provides pet therapy to nursing home residents and physically and emotionally disabled adults and children.

She has written several articles for scholarly journals, authored a chapter on human and pet bonds, has given dozens of presentations at academic conferences across the nation, and volunteered for many organizations.

She will receive a doctoral degree in experimental psychology from Oklahoma State University this month. She received two master's degrees in experimental psychology, one from OSU and the other from the University of Central Oklahoma, and a bachelor's degree in business finance from the University of Central Oklahoma.