Ruth Wilcox

Adjunct Instructor Psychology - School of Liberal Arts & Communication

Contact Information

I have education, training and experience in teaching and clinical social work/counseling. I've taught for TCC since 1999. I assist students in understanding theoretical concepts well enough that they can critically analyze, reflect, and apply them in real life, so they can use them in personal and professional ways, and to set the stage for life-long learning and civic engagement. I make conscious efforts and choices intended to increase interest and decrease anxiety in my classes.

Courses Taught

  • PSY 1113 (intro)
  • 1313 (Human Relations)
  • 2023 (Developmental), 2053 (Social)
  • 2193 (Personality Theories)

Education

  • Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University - Educational Psychology
  • M.S.W. from University of Kansas
  • B.S. from University of Tulsa - Special Education             

Research Interests

  • The use of the arts (especially creative drama) as pedagogy
  • The role of affect and emotion in learning
  • Supporting learning in adults experiencing anxiety/PTSD/high life stress          

Publications & Presentations

DISSERTATION DEFENSE (November 4, 2015): Undergraduate psychology students’ experiences with creative drama: A qualitative multi-case study.

Publications

Bridges, S., Wilcox, R., & Montgomery, D. (2010). Archetypes of creative leadership among principals implementing arts integration in elementary schools. Unpublished manuscript, Department of Educational Psychology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

Wilcox, R., Bridges, S., & Montgomery, D. (2010). The role of coaching by teaching artists for arts-infused social studies: What Project CREATES has to offer. International Journal for Learning Through the Arts 6(1).

Presentations

Wilcox, R. & Bailey, L. (2014, August). More than breaking ice: Community college psychology students’ experiences with creative drama. Paper presentation presented at Inaugural Big XII Teaching and Learning Conference. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
Wilcox, R. & Bailey, L. (2014, April). From self to other: Adult psychology students’ varied descriptions of the value of learning and creative drama activities. Poster presentation presented at Oklahoma Educational Studies Association (OESA). Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

Wilcox, R. & Bailey, L. (2013, February). Transformation: Using phenomenological analysis to understand undergraduate psychology students’ perceptions of learning with creative drama activities. Poster presentation presented at the Oklahoma State University Graduate Research Symposium, Stillwater, OK.

Wilcox, R. & Blum, D. (2011, March). Undergraduate psychology students’ learning experiences using creative drama activities. Roundtable presentation at Qualitative Research Conference (QuaRC), University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO.

Bridges, S., Wilcox, R., & Montgomery, D. (2010, May). Archetypes of creative leadership among principals implementing arts integration in elementary schools. Roundtable discussion presented at the meeting of American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Wilcox, R., Bridges, S., & Montgomery, D. (2010, February). The role of coaching by teaching artists for arts-infused social studies: What Project CREATES has to offer. Poster session presented at the Oklahoma State University Graduate Research Symposium, Stillwater, OK.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association Graduate Student member (2010 to present)
  • American Psychological Association Community College Teacher (CCT) Affiliate (2007 to present)

Awards

First Place 2013 Graduate Poster Presentation Winner. Oklahoma State University Graduate Research Symposium, Stillwater, OK.

 

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