UCO Advisory Board

UCO Advisory Board

The UCO Advisory Board of the Journal of Transformative Learning meets biannually to review the relationship between the UCO transformative learning initiative and the journal. The Board considers Calls for Manuscripts that address the application and evaluation of curricular and co-curricular transformative learning. The Board consists of three faculty and two professional staff.

Board Members


Ed Cunliff, PhD
Professor of Adult and Higher Education
Ed Cunliff is a Professor of Adult and Higher Education at the University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. Cunliff has over 35 years’ experience in innovative organizational development. He has worked in social services, health care and higher education and has served in a consultative role with dozens of organizations. His current research activities center around authentic leadership in educators, impact evaluation of non-profit organizations, and wellness activities relationship to learning outcomes
Bucky Dodd, PhD
Director of eLearning and Innovations at the Center for eLearning and Continuing Education
Bucky Dodd is the Director of eLearning and Innovations at the Center for eLearning and Continuing Education at the University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. Dodd is responsible for leading the design of transformative learning and development solutions that represent innovative advancements in learning sciences and instructional design. His research focuses on innovation and decision-making in eLearning instructional design and the convergence of delivery methods in blended learning systems.
Jarrett Jobe, PhD
Director of Leadership
David Macey, PhD
Professor English & Chairperson of the Department of English
J. David Macey is Professor of English and Chairperson of the Department of English at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he teaches courses in British literature, the history of the English language, and literary and critical theory. Dr. Macey is the coeditor, with Hans Ostrom of the University of Puget Sound, of the five-volume Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature. Dr. Macey has published essays and presented papers at national conferences on topics including eighteenth-century Utopian fiction, the transformation of Classical motifs in Renaissance poetry, the representation of sexuality and gender in literature and film, and the history of Oklahoma’s BGLT community. A frequent contributor to professional development programs, Dr. Macey works to engage and empower students through innovative pedagogies linked to public activism and civic engagement.
Jeanetta D. Sims, PhD
Professor of Marketing
Dr. Jeanetta D. Sims is an award-winning teacher and researcher in the marketing department of the College of Business, where she teaches business communication and marketing communication courses. She has received national awards for her teaching and scholarship and has made more than 60 conference and professional presentations, many of which have included undergraduate students as co-authors. Her scholarship is in the areas of strategic communication, social influence and persuasion, and organizational diversity, and her research appears in multiple book chapters as well as in the Journal of Communication, Journal of Public Relations Research, Human Communication Research, Atlantic Marketing Journal, Corporate Reputation Review, Communication Research, Communication Monographs, and Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly.

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