New College of Education and Professional Studies Faculty – Fall 2021

Several new faculty members will be joining the Broncho family this fall across several departments within the College of Education and Professional Studies. Below are the names of the new faculty within each department.

Adult Education and Safety Sciences

  • Dr. Marcio Bezerra, Assistant Professor

Donna Nigh Department of Advanced Professional and Special Services

  • Ms. Shannon Dunn, Instructor
  • Dr. Kari Dyer, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Dawn Pearce, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. David Rehfeld, Assistant Professor

Educational Sciences, Foundations and Research

  • Dr. Alicia Welch, Assistant Professor

Kinesiology and Health Studies

  • Ms. Megan Bolin, Instructor
  • Dr. Kara Stone, Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Ms. Leslie Vick, Visiting Lecturer


  • Dr. Margaret Horner, Lecturer


Buddy Broncho made his first appearance in UCO's own newspaper The Vista. It was the October 3, 1932, issue where a Broncho appears wearing a UCO football uniform. He has appeared numerous times throughout the years from local Edmond papers in the 60's to state-wide papers in the 80's. The commissioning of the first ever live mascot appears in UCO's 1979 Bronze Book where Buddy Broncho made his first public appearance at Homecoming. Since that time, Buddy has been a fixture at UCO events and in the hearts of UCO students.