Dr. R. Curtis Sparling

Name: Dr. R. Curtis Sparling

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 918-343-7722

Title: Department Head and Assistant Professor

Department: Technology & Justice Studies

Office: Herrington Hall, Room 108

Robert Curtis SparlingEducation

Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Higher Education Administration
Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA 

M.A., National Security and Strategic Studies 
Naval War College, Newport RI 

B.S., Social Sciences
State University of New York at Albany 

Professional Experience

2022-Present, Department Head
2019-Present, Assistant Professor
2017-2019, O.D. Mayor Endowed Chair
2012-2019, Instructor
Department of Technology and Justice Studies
Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

2010-2012, Commanding Officer, USS SENTRY
United States Navy San Diego, CA

2009-2010, Executive Officer, USS GLADIATOR
United States Navy United Kingdom of Bahrain

2007-2009, Chief Operations Officer, USS FORT McHENRY
United States Navy, Little Creek, VA

Presentations and Panels 

  • UCI Esports Conference (2021) Presenter – The Structuring and Approval of Esports Curricula at a Four-Year Regional Public University; A Two-Year Reflection of Lessons Learned 
  • UAS TECH Forum (2019) Presenter – UAS Curriculum Integration 
  • Drone Fly In (2018) Academic Panel 
  • DroneCON (2018) Keynote Speaker 
  • STEM Learning Ecosystem Community of Practice (2017) Presenter – STEM Outreach 
  • UAS TECH Forum (2017) Presenter – PART 107 Fundamentals