Business Faculty

Business Administration Chair

Name: [Linda Garrett]

Title/Position: [Head of the Department of Business]

Discipline: [Management and Leadership]

Year Hired: [2010]

Education:  [Ph.D., Capella University – Leadership Succession Planning, 2012
                       M. S. M., Southern Nazarene University, 1990
                       B. A., Southern Nazarene University, 1988]

 Professional Organizations and Affiliations: [National Business Educators Association]

Area/s of Specialty: [Succession Leadership Planning
                                    Strategic Management

Courses Taught: [BUSN 2113 - Business Communication; MGT 3253 - Management Science; BUSN 4113 - Strategic Management; BUSN 3143 - Research and Statistics; International Management; BUSN 3213 - Principles of Management; BUSN 3443 - Principles of Marketing; MKT 3153 - Promotional Strategies; MGNT 4213 – Business Information Systems; MGNT 4213 – Human Resource Management; NPA 3713 – Marketing for Non-Profit; MKT 4313 – Marketing Research; BUSN 4993 – Business Internship; MKT 3133 – Retailing; BUSN 4713 – Commerce, Culture, and Christian Ethics]

Office Location: [Roberson 110]

Campus Phone Number: 405 789 7661 ext 3436.

Email Address:

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:00 to 4:00 (Friday by Appointment)

Publications and Professional Presentations:

 Areas of Research: Leadership, Arts Leadership, Arts Education, Economic Outcomes of the Arts,, Quality of Life, Family Centered Care, Prevention & Intervention of Prenatal Exposure to Drugs and Alcohol

 National & State Presentations:

 2009 – Leadership Arts Conference – Economic Impact of the Arts- Oklahoma Arts Council
            Stillwater, Oklahoma

 2008 – Arts Perception of Stakeholders Associated with Oklahoma’s Elementary Schools 
            Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

 2006 – Arts Perception as it is Related to Oklahoma’s Public Elementary Schools
           Chicago, Ill

2006 – The Arts Education Perception Survey – Poster
             Tulsa, Oklahoma

 1993 – Prevention & Intervention in the Prenatal Exposure of Drugs & Alcohol
            Oklahoma City, OK.

 1992 – Early Intervention Program for Children with Prenatal Alcohol & Drug Exposure
            Orlando, FL

 Articles & Papers

Garrett, L. (2012) Succession Preparedness in Nonprofit Arts Organizations Located Within a Mid-Western State [Dissertation]

Clinton, J., Garrett, L., & Barry, N. (2006). The Arts Education Perception Survey (TAPES) in Oklahoma’s Public Elementary Schools.

 Nightengale, B. S., Garrett, L. K., Waugh, S. & Lawnrence, B. J. (1998, March). Ecoomic outcomes associated with the use of Risperidone in a naturalistic group practice setting.  The American Journal of Managed Care, 4 (3) 360-366.

Gurwitch, R., Coussons, H., McNeil, C., Willis, L. & Coryell-Garrett, L. (1993, March). Early Intervention with Substance-Exposre Infants. Society of Behavior Medicine

Mission/Passion: [Education and Life-Long Learning]

 Favorite Bible Verse: [Philippians 4:6 - 9]

Personal Interests: [Travel, Continued Learning in Business Leadership, Marketing and Research]

 Hometown: [Oklahoma City, Oklahoma]

Business Faculty

Name: Cindi L. Cary, M.B.A

Title/Rank/Position: Business Faculty
Discipline: Business
Education:  M.B.A from Midwestern State University and BBA in Accounting from Texas Wesleyan University.

Professional Organizations and Affiliations:  Founder and CEO of Jedidiah Enterprises, a 501(c)3 organization created for the restoration of children in Oklahoma.
Previous Professional Experience: Over the last 10 years, Ms. Cary has been an administrator, adjunct professor, and/or a course curriculum creator at University of Central Oklahoma, Southern Nazarene University and Redlands Community College. As a professional, Ms. Cary brings over 25 years’ experience of accounting, tax and economic consulting into the classroom.
Areas of Specialty:
Courses Taught: Finance, Accounting, and Economics.
Office Location: Roberson Building
Email Address:

Research Interests:
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Mission/Passion: Favorite Bible Verse:

Family: An important part of Ms. Cary’s life is her faith and family. Her family includes her husband (minister of 30 years), two daughters (both in college, one studying psychology, and the other pre-physical therapy), and one son (high school discuss champion and pre-engineering student).