College of Education and Professional Studies

Dr. Kristi Archuleta Frush


Phone: (405) 974-5861

Office: HES 200H-1

Box: 120


  • Ed.D. University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 2009
  • M.L.S. Regis University, Denver, Colorado, 2002
  • Graduate Certificate: Instructional Technology, 2010
  • B. A. Regis University, Denver, Colorado, 2000

General Information

Dr. Kristi Archuleta Frush joined the University of Central Oklahoma as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Adult Education and Safety Science in January of 2011. She currently serves as the coordinator for the Reach Higher-Organizational Leadership degree program.

She has been teaching in higher education environments for the past 10 years at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and her previous work experience has primarily been in the areas of marketing, management, instructional design, and program development.

She has a developing research agenda and is most interested in the areas of diversity, distance education, the intersection of culture and technology, and barriers to education. She has given 35 presentations in 10 states and is a published academic and commercial author.

She serves on the membership committee of the Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), the steering committee of the Midwest Research to Practice Conference and is a member of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development, among other professional associations.


  • Professional Scholarship, Mountain Plains Adult Education Association, 2009
  • Clarence Jayne Scholarship, University of Wyoming, 2006
  • Leona S. & Jeanette Heptner Scholarship, University of Wyoming, 2006
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Regis University, 2004
  • Masters Honors, Regis University, 2002


  • Frush, K., Gupta, K. & Cunliff. E. (2011). Debating a new paradigm for knowledge construction. MWR2P Regional Conference Proceedings, St. Charles, Missouri
  • Nabb, L.W. & Frush, K. (June, 2010). Exploring ways to investigate instructors’ roles in facilitating transformative learning processes for international students. AERC International Conference Proceedings, Sacramento, California
  • Frush, K. (2009). Inclusive online instruction: An examination of strategies used in an entry-level undergraduate adult learning course (Doctoral dissertation). University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.
  • Muetz, K. G., Frush, K. & Lavigne, J., (May 2009). Colorado spas: 45 rejuvenating retreats. Fulcrum Publishing: Golden, CO.
  • Muetz, K. G. & Frush, K. (2007). Connecting early american values to the current practice of adult education, MPAEA Journal of Adult Education, 36, 36-43.
  • Muetz, K. G. & Frush, K. (2007). Are accelerated learning formats the answer to meeting the demand for increased adult programs? AERC International Conference Proceedings, Nova Scotia, Canada, 739-740.
  • Muetz, K. G. & Frush, K. (2007). Learner-responsive strategies for online and classroom accelerated formats. CAP Conference Proceedings, San Francisco, California.
  • Frush, K. & Muetz, K. G. (2005). [Review of learning through experience: Troubling orthodoxies and intersecting questions. Fenwick, T. J. Melbourne, FL: Krieger] in Convergence, 38(1).
  • Frush, K. (2002). Revelations in brain theory: A resource for community Education (Master’s thesis). Regis University, Denver, Colorado.
  • Frush, K. (2002). Caring connection. St. Luke’s Chronicle. Highlands Ranch, Colorado: St. Luke’s UMC, August 2002.