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Dr. Rittner became a member of the Professional Teacher Education Department at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2009. Before coming to UCO, she taught Educational Psychology and Psychology courses (including statistics and research methods) at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Rittner teaches Educational Psychology and graduate level Educational Research at the University of Central Oklahoma. She also has extensive experience in the K-12 educational environment as both a teacher and school director. She was director of a private school for over twenty years. Dr. Rittner is active in research in multiple areas of learning and teaching and has presented and published regionally, nationally, and internationally on her work in working memory development and in objective measurement.
Dr. Rittner is an active member of several professional organizations including the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology where she serves as a member of the international executive committee. Involving students in high quality research is a passion! Dr. Rittner actively supports student research, presentation and publication. Dr. Rittner’s guiding philosophy has always been as William Butler Yeats observed: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."