RSU Names Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Monica Varner has been named assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences at Rogers State University.

Varner’s appointment was approved on Monday, July 30, by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents.

Varner will join the faculty of RSU’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, located in the School of Liberal Arts.

She received a doctoral degree in sociology from Oklahoma State University, a master’s degree in applied behavioral studies and community counseling from OSU and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from OSU.

Her areas of academic specialty include criminology, social psychology, sociology of sports, violence towards women, and Native American culture and tribal law.

Previously, Varner served as a sociology instructor at Northeastern Oklahoma State University in Tahlequah, East Central University in Ada and Seminole Junior College in Seminole, Okla.

She is a licensed professional counselor (L.P.C.) and served as vice president, co-owner and private practice outpatient therapist at the Professional Counseling Group in Ada. She also has worked as a therapist at the Rolling Hills Psychiatric Hospital in Ada.