Dr. Lori O’Malley

Name: Dr. Lori O'Malley

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 918-343-7652

Title: Associate Professor

Department: Psychology & Sociology

Office: Preparatory Hall, Room 203J

Dr. Lori O'Malley


Dr. Lori O’Malley
Associate Professor of Psychology and Community Counseling

Dr. O’Malley joined the faculty at Rogers State University in January 2016. She brings a long history of providing therapy and leadership in community agencies as well as higher education with her. Over the course of her career, she has presented at numerous conferences including the National Children’s Defense Fund, Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association Annual Conference, Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and has been a repeat favorite at the Oklahoma Women in Higher Education Annual Conference.

In addition, Dr. O’Malley has developed her own training programs for Licensed Professional Counselors including supervision of those seeking licensure. As a point of interest, Dr. O’Malley has served as an expert witness in two murder trials.

Currently, Dr. O’Malley teaches in the areas of Psychology and Community Counseling. Students comment that she is entertaining and informative while making even the most difficult subjects easier to understand. To date her favorite class to teach is Human Sexuality, she says “The best part is that no one knows what to expect; it’s a serious subject, one that embarrasses most people including me, but we do have some fun with it.” A close second is Abnormal Psych about which she states “The exotic is always intriguing, you can’t get any more intriguing than the human mind. It’s rewarding to see students develop an understanding of what makes some people so different.”


Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership and Student Development
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

M.S., Community Counseling
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Professional Experience

2022 – Present, Associate Professor
2016 – 2022, Assistant Professor
Psychology, Rogers State University
Develop curriculum and facilitate classroom experiences for undergraduate students in Psychology and Community Counseling degree programs as well as general education courses holding social sciences designation: Provide academic and career counseling to upper division students: Participate in campus wide and program specific committees: Design and conduct research pertinent to varied lines of inquiry. Currently teaching Abnormal Psychology, Human Sexuality and Multicultural Counseling

2012 – 2015
Career Coordinator, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Provided career decision guidance to undergraduate and graduate level students: Developed and implemented training sessions and seminars for students: Assigned and interpreted career assessments with students: Networked and established relationships with recruiters seeking student applications: Maintained and enhanced relationships with donors and other stakeholders.

2004 – 2012
Career Consultant for Graduate Studies, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
Managed budget across 7 different academic programs: Taught 3 masters level professional development courses each semester: Researched and provided career/professional development related resources to students: Provided individual and small group career counseling to masters level students in on-campus and distance learning courses: Designed and completed annual outcome based assessment for report to administration and media outlets: Negotiated contracts with regional and national speakers: Planned events ranging from annual awards banquet to seminars: Coordinated and traveled with students to national competitions and conferences.

2001 – 2004
Career Consultant, College of Education, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Created placement survey allowing for 100% information collection across majors: Provided workshops, career assessments and counseling to undergraduate and graduate students: Supervised 2 graduate student assistants: Provided academic advising to over 300 students: Taught freshman experience course each fall.

1999 – 2001
Director, Center for Family Mediation and Counseling
Negotiated contracts for services with community and legal services agencies: Provided written and oral expert witness testimony within Oklahoma courts system: Performed evaluation services for defense attorneys: Completed assessments of families seeking adoption and provided written reports to the family court: Provided individual counseling and life coaching services: Served as mediator for families seeking divorce settlement including recommendations for child visitation with written reports to family courts: Created marketing campaigns: Provided counseling services to residential care facility for juvenile males in state custody: Designed and implemented continuing education seminars for licensed counselors and supervisors: Provided supervision to therapists seeking licensure under state guidelines.

1996 – 2000
Manger of Program Services & DiVERT Coordinator, Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Tulsa OK
Supervised counselors for LPC status: Provided training and supervision to a large group of volunteers: Provided training to emergency room personnel regarding responding to domestic violence victims: Replied to media requests for information and interviews: Provided individual and group therapy to victims of domestic violence: Participated in fund raising activities and volunteer recruitment./p>

1990 – 1995
Executive Director, Stillwater Domestic Violence Services, Stillwater, OK
Managed state and federal contracts for provision of services including safe shelter residence, counseling, child care, community education, court advocacy, emergency services advocacy and 24-hour crisis line services: Recruited and trained volunteer corps: Supervised agency personnel: Developed and provided community education and fund raising programs: Assured continuing education of staff and volunteers: Provided individual and family counseling.