Christi Mackey

Name: Christi Mackey

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 918-343-7752

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Psychology & Sociology

Office: Preparatory Hall, Room 203C

Christi MackeyChristi L. Mackey joined the Department of Psychology and Sociology faculty in 2014. Her teaching, research, and community focus are diverse and include community-university engagement and social inequality.

Professor Mackey’s educational qualifications include a Master of Arts in Sociology, a Master of Public Administration, a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, and a Bachelor’s in Sociology-Criminology from the University of Oklahoma. She is in the last stage of her Ph.D. program in Education, Curriculum Studies at Oklahoma State University, completing pedagogical research on critical service-learning. She also holds multiple online teaching certifications, including three Quality Matters certifications for course design.

During her time with Rogers State University, she has received Faculty Excellence Awards in online teaching, traditional teaching, and service, was recognized as the Leading Lady in Education from Claremore’s Chamber of Commerce, named Rogers County 40 under 40 by the Claremore Progress, awarded Social Justice Educator of the Year at the Social Justice Symposium, named the Outstanding Advisor of the Year from the Student Government Association, and designated Professor of the Year from Rogers State University Athletics. In 2023, she was appointed Director of the President’s Leadership Class. Prior to her work in higher education, she spent five years in non-profit, grant management, development, and program evaluation. 

At RSU, she teaches various courses, including University Experience, Global Leadership and Diversity, Leadership Studies, Introduction to Sociology, Internship I & II, Social Problems, Marriage and the Family, Gender, Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Minority Groups, Social Psychology, and Social Deviance. She also serves as a faculty advisor for the Social Justice League (SJL), a student group focused on building community, promoting mental health, and creating positive social change, the Oklahoma Aspiring Educators Association (OAEA), a pre-professional organization for undergraduate and graduate students currently preparing for careers in education, and the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), a leadership program that helps students achieve personal growth, career success, and empowers them to have a positive impact in their communities. She has served as President of the Oklahoma Sociological Association and on the Steering Committee for the Southwest Teachers of Psychology. Also known for her university service, she has held several leadership roles, including RSU IRB representative, Chair of the Academic Technology Committee and Enrollment Management Committee, Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee, and Parliamentarian of the Faculty Senate.

In addition to her passion for education, she enjoys volunteering for numerous community organizations, including Safenet Services, Inc., where she serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors.


Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate
University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK

M.A., Sociology
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

M.P.A., Organizational Leadership, Public Management, & Public Policy
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

B.A., Sociology-Criminology
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK


  • 2019, Mental Health First Aid, National Council for Behavioral Health
  • 2018, Certified Master Reviewer, Quality Matters
  • 2018, Salary Negotiation Facilitator, American Association of University Women
  • 2017, Certified Peer Reviewer, Quality Matters

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Crime and Delinquency
  • Community-University Engagement
  • Inequality
  • Social Problems
  • Gender and Family
  • Applied Sociology                

Teaching Experience

PLC Program Director, 2023-Present
Assistant Professor, 2020-Present
Instructor, 2014 – 2020
School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology and Sociology
Rogers State University, Claremore, Oklahoma       

  • Develop curriculum that incorporates high-impact educational practices and diverse learning-styles
  • Complete student learning reports and program reviews for the Associates in Arts, Elementary Education. Serve as reviewer for other the degrees including Associates in Arts, Social Sciences and Bachelor of Social Sciences.
  • Serve as faculty advisor for The Social Justice League, a student organization that works to improve the community through the promotion of mental wellness programming and social change initiatives.
  • Mentor students who are in their final semester of their research coursework
  • Advise and retain students throughout their tenure in the department and beyond, including guidance for entry into graduate school or labor market.
  • Participate in appropriate professional activities including serving on a variety of committees and panels.
  • Review course materials including textbooks and supplemental materials
  • Facilitate a minimum of five undergraduate-level courses in sociology and social and behavioral sciences per semester

Adjunct Faculty, 2013 – 2016
College of Adult and Graduate Studies, Adult School of Arts and Sciences
Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Adjunct Faculty, 2011 – 2013  
University College, Freshman Programs
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2008 – 2010   
College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma