Dr. Jamie Graham

Name: Dr. Jamie Graham

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 918-343-6886

Title: Department Head and Professor

Department: Mathematics & Physical Sciences

Office: Stratton Taylor Library, Room 103

Jamie GrahamDr. Jamie Grahamis the Department Head and Professor in the Department of Math and Physical Sciences at Rogers State University.

Dr. Graham is a native Oklahoman raised in the Glenpool/Jenks area.

While attending the University of Tulsa, Dr. Graham was employed at Cities Service Research Lab where she became interested in planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy and paleobiology which led to her pursuing a graduate degree.

During her research, she discovered and named eight (8) new species of fossil planktonic foraminifera.

Throughout her academic career and afterwards, she worked in the petroleum industry conducting research, teaching in-house training courses, and conducting offshore well-sight microfossil analyses. Subsequently, Dr. Graham has pursued her passion for education and classroom teaching by joining Tulsa Community College as the Associate Dean in the Engineering and Science Division. 

In 2000, she relocated to Rose State College to become Dean of the Science and Engineering Division.

She joined Rogers State University in 2011 as the Head of the Math and Physical Science Department where she teaches geology, paleontology, oceanography courses and natural history courses.

Dr. Graham is active in many conservation efforts with the National Park System, The Nature Conservancy and The Ocean Conservancy. Dr. Graham has had the opportunity to conduct field work, teach, and play in many foreign countries. She enjoys bringing these overseas experiences to her students through a field course in natural history and other geology-based field courses.

In her spare time, Dr. Graham enjoys SCUBA diving, kayaking, camping, traveling, and collecting American antique art pottery.


Ph.D., Geology
M.S. Microbiology/Geology
University of Texas at Dallas

B.S., Microbiology
B.S., Geology
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

Workshops & Conferences Attended

  • OK Women in Higher Education Conference, Edmond, OK, November 2015
  • Governor’s STEM Conference, OKC, OK, October 2015


  • Geological Society of America
  • the Oklahoma Geological Society
  • Oklahoma Academy of Science
  • The Oceanographic Society
  • The Oklahoma City Geological Society
  • National ScienceTeachers Association
  • National Association of GeoscienceTeachers
  • Oklahoma Women in Higher Education
  • the Association for Women Geoscientists
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • the North American Micropaleontological Society


Graham, Jamie M., 1995. Lithostratigraphy, Microfacies and Foraminiferal Biostratigraphy of the Santonian-Lowermost Campanian Strata in the Trans-Pecos Region, West Texas.  University of Texas at Dallas, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, p. 1 – 432, 106 text-figures, 3 appendices.

Graham, Jamie M., 1980. Foraminiferal Biostratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous, Trans-Pecos Texas. Cities Service Research Laboratory. Proprietary Research Paper.

Graham, Jamie M., 1980. Regional Geology of the Trans-Pecos Region of West Texas. Cities Service Research Laboratory. Proprietary Research Paper.

Graham, Jamie M., 1980. Microfacies Analysis of the Upper Santonian – Lower Campanian Strata in Big Bend National Park. Cities Service Research Laboratory. Proprietary Research Paper.

Graham, Jamie M., (near completion),  Reexamination of the Planktonic Foraminiferal Family Globigerinelloididae Longoria, 1974. Micropaleontology.

Graham, Jamie M., (in progress), Eight New Species of Planktonic Foraminifera from  the Santonian-Lowemost Campanian Strata of the Big Bend National Park Region of West Texas.

Emile A. Pessagno, Jr., Jose F. Longoria, Charles C. Smith, Laird Thompson, Jamie Graham, Jeanne Holloway, and Arafat A. AlShuaibi, (in press). Planktonic Foraminiferal Zonation for the Upper Cretaceous Western Gulf Coastal Plain and the Caribbean.  Stratigraphy, (in press).

Scholarly Activities

  • Quality Matter Certified Instructor
  • Quality Matters Certified Course Reviewer
  • Jason Curriculum Certified Trainer

Participation in the Google Aerogames. I have had the pleasure of procuring and/or hosting the guest speaker for the annual Google Aerogames on RSU campus. Arrangements were made to host the speaker on the Claremore campus for an afternoon public lecture in their discipline.

Responsible for the development and management of an OKC Regional STEM Enrichment Program for K-12 teachers that included a free library of science, math and technological activities and experiments footlockers. These footlockers provided background information for the activity/experiment, all equipment needed for a classroom of 40 students, student worksheets, and teacher informational booklet. Teachers could check out the footlockers for up to two weeks, free of charge. In addition, the teachers could request the presence of a science or mathematics professor to assist them the first time they used it in the classroom. 

Students in the science and mathematics science clubs of the Engineering and Science Department assisted the K-12 students in the classroom while each activity was performed. These student assistants received Service Learning points for their involvement, which were documented on their Service Learning transcript.

Once the data was collected, a mathematics professor returned the following week to assist the students in graphing their data. This process included how to read graphs, how to pick the best type of graph and how to interpret the graph as well as emphasizing the importance of mathematics.