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 Mackey
Assistant Professor of
Psychology and Sociology


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

Assistant Professor, 2020-Present
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

University Courses Taught

  • PHIL 1203: Critical Thinking
  • SBS 3033: Perspectives on Human Behavior
  • SBS 4043: Internship II
  • SOC 1113/SOCI 1103: Introduction to Sociology (Quality Matters Certified Course)
  • SOC 2123/SOCI 1203: Social Problems
  • SOC 3023: Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC 3033: Marriage and the Family
  • SOC 3073: Criminology
  • SOC 3212: Minority Groups
  • SOC 3223: Social Deviance
  • SOC 3443: Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 3950: Introduction to Nonprofits
  • UCOL 1002/UNIV 1152: Gateway to College Learning/The University Experience

Honors & Awards

 Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

  • 2020, Promoted to Assistant Professor
  • 2020. Faculty Excellence Award in Service, School of Arts and Sciences
  • 2020, Psi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology
  • 2019, Inclusive Leadership Institute, Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice
  • 2019, Leadership Rogers County
  • 2018, Social Justice Educator of the Year, Social Justice Symposium, Langston University
  • 2018, Rogers County 40 under 40, Claremore Progress
  • 2018, Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching, School of Arts and Sciences
  • 2015, 2016, Hillcat Mentor, Athletic Department

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

  • 2008-Present, Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society
  • 2009, Gamma Beta Phi
  • 2007-2009, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • 2007, 4.0 G.P.A. Inductee
  • 2007, Representative Leader, Leadership Table
  • 2007, Most Outstanding Sociology-Criminology Student Award Recipient
  • 2006-2007, Leadership Scholar, College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2006-2007, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • 2005-2007, President’s Honor Roll
  • 2005-2007, Golden Key International Honor Society

 Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)

  • 2004-2005, President’s Honor Roll

Service & Engagement

Service to the Profession

  • 2019-Present, President-Elect, Oklahoma Sociological Association (OSA)
  • 2019-Present, Session Chair and Organizer, Mid-South Sociological Association (MSSA)
  • 2019, Session Chair, Oklahoma Speech and Theater Communication Association (OSTCA)
  • 2017-2018, Steering Committee, Social Justice Symposium

 Service to the Department

  • 2014-Present, Program Coordinator, Elementary Education
  • 2014-Present, Faculty Mentor, Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences Capstone
  • 2016-Present, Coordinator, Department of Psychology and Sociology Internship Program
  • 2015-Present, Member, Curriculum Committee
  • 2014-2018, Judge, Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences Capstone Poster Presentations
  • 2014-2017, Faculty Representative, Destination R.S.U.
  • 2015-2017, Faculty Advisor, Early Enrollment Day
  • 2017, Member, Selection Committee for Administrative Assistant
  • 2015, Member, Ad Hoc Perspectives of Human Behavior Committee
  • 2015, Judge, Bachelor of Science, Justice Administration Capstone Presentations

 Service to the University

  • 2015-Present,  Faculty Representative, Course Equivalency Project for Early Childhood Education & Sociology
  • 2017-Present, Faculty Advisor, Social Justice League (Awarded Outstanding Student Organization, 2018; Best Spring Event & Spring Carnival’s Best Decoration, 2019)
  • 2017-Present, Member, RSU Internship Committee
  • 2018-Present, Board Member, OU Institutional Review Board
  • 2018-Present, Member, First Year Experience Steering Committee Convener, The First Year Experience Course Team (2019)
  • 2019-Present, Chair, Academic Technology Committee
  • 2020, Member, Ad Hoc Women’s and Gender Studies Minor Curriculum Committee
  • 2020, Taskforce, RSU Creative Scholarship Showcase
  • 2019, Organizer, Leadership Rogers County – Education Day at RSU
  • 2019, Member, Selection Committee for the Vice President for Development
  • 2019, Member, Selection Committee for the Coordinator of Career Services
  • 2019, Member, Selection Committee for the Director of First Year and Transfer Experience
  • 2019, Member, Ad Hoc Committee, Quality Matters
  • 2018-2019, Member, Adhoc Faculty Advising Committee
  • 2018-2019, Member, Foundations of Excellence Transfer Initiative, Diversity Committee
  • 2018-2019, Secretary, Distance Education Committee
  • 2018-2019, Secretary, Library Committee
  • 2019, Participant, Academic Affairs / Faculty Partners & NASPA Advisory Services Discussion
  • 2019, Faculty Representative, President’s Leadership Council, Recommendation Panel
  • 2019-2020, Faculty Representative, Undecided Majors Fair
  • 2018, Member, Selection Committee for the Coordinator of Student Activities
  • 2018, Volunteer, Career Services Suit-Up Event
  • 2015-2018, Member, Diversity Committee, Ad Hoc Committee
  • 2015-2017, Chair, Enrollment Management Committee
  • 2017, Member, Selection Committee for the Director of Student Development & Title IX Coordinator Position

Service to the Community

  • 2019-Present, Member, P.E.O. Chapter CY, Oklahoma
  • 2017-Present, Board of Directors, Safenet Services, Inc.
  • 2019 – Present: Vice-Chair, Board of Directors
    • Committee Participation: Executive, Programs and Personnel, Development (Co-Chair), Strategic Planning, Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes, and Ad Hoc Mission and Vision (Chair)
  • 2017-2019, Volunteer, OK Messages Project
  • 2014-2019, Scholarship Committee, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • 2012-2019, Board of Advocates, University of Oklahoma, College of Arts & Sciences Committee Participation: Student Development, Recognition, Kaleidoscope, Marketing and Communication
  • 2019-Present, Selection Committee, Teacher Preparation Interviews, Cameron University
  • 2018, Selection Committee, Educator of the Year Panel, Northeast Technology Center

Invited Presentations & Panels

  • 2019, “From Exclusive to Inclusive.” Oklahoma Women in Higher Education. November 22.
  • 2019, “RSUnited: Examination of a diversity-related intervention at a regional university.” Oklahoma Sociological Association. Edmond, OK. November 8.
  • 2019, “Integrating service-learning into the college classroom.” Oklahoma Speech and Theater Communication Association (OSTCA) Claremore, OK. November 2.
  • 2019, “Encouraging participation: A case study of campus engagement.” Mid-South Sociological Association. Jackson, MS. October 26.
  • 2019, “Google this! Integrating Google slides into your online classroom.” South Central Region User Group Meeting (SCRUG). Rogers State University. October 7.
  • 2019, Professional Development and Training. “Building Content for your Online Course.” Rogers State University. Zoom Classroom, August 15.
  • 2019, “Creating Meaning in Academia.” Society for Higher Education Interdisciplinary Learning and Discovery (SHIELD) Conference. Rogers State University. Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center, March 29.
  • 2018, Homeschool Day. “College Expectations.” Rogers State University. University Village B Club House, May 14.
  • 2018, “Being an Inclusive Leader.” Student Organization Leadership Retreat. Rogers State University. Baird Hall Performance Studio, April 20.
  • 2018, Mediator for “Careers in Public and Non-profit Administration.” Public Service Panel. Rogers State University. Baird Hall Performance Studio, April 12.
  • 2017, “Insight through Activity.” Social Justice Symposium. Langston University. November 17.
  • 2017, “Teaching with Open Source Resources.” Professional Development and Training. Rogers State University. Herrington Hall, Room 146, August 9.
  • 2017, “The Time is Always Right to Do What is Right.” Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Panel. Rogers State University. Baird Hall Performance Studio, January 25.

Research & Grant Experience

Grant Manager and Evaluator, 2011 – 2012
Office of Planning, Research & Statistics
Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma     

Graduate Research Assistant. 2010 – 2011
Social Science Quarterly                                                                               
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Professional Associations

  • American Association of University Women
  • American Psychology Association, Society of Counseling, Positive Psychology Section
  • International Positive Psychology Association
  • Society for Higher Education Interdisciplinary Learning and Discovery (SHIELD)
  • Oklahoma Sociological Association
  • Oklahoma Women in Higher Education
  • American Sociological Association
  • American Society for Public Administration
  • Southwestern Teaching of Psychology

Relevant Experience

Development Coordinator, 2013 – 2014
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Tulsa, Oklahoma                                           

Resource Coordinator, 2011 – 2013
Center for Children and Families, Inc.
Norman, Oklahoma               

Retention Assistant, 2007 – 2008
University College, Center for Student Advancement
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma