Educational Instruction & Leadership

Dr. Barbara McClanahan

Associate Professor
Educational Instruction and LeadershipMMB_3558
Phone: 580-376-5257
Location: McCurtain County Campus

Barbara McClanahan received a B.A. from Texas Tech University and an M.S. from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She completed her Ed.D. at Texas A&M University-Commerce, in 2009. After an extended career as a bookkeeper and tax preparer alongside her C.P.A. husband, she finally achieved a lifelong dream to become a teacher by completing a post-bacc program through Southwestern Assemblies of God University in 1996, earning her first certification in History. She subsequently earned certification as a Master Reading Teacher (All Level) with endorsements in Special Education and English as a Second Language.

Dr. McClanahan taught one semester at Rowlett Christian Academy in Rowlett, Texas, and one year at Mabank High School in Mabank, Texas, before finding a home for 8 years at Forney Middle School in Forney, Texas. Assigned to teach resource reading and writing, she felt the need to gain more expertise in the field of reading; this ultimately led to completing a master’s degree in reading and the additional certifications. Before retiring from public school teaching in 2007, She completed a year at Wylie High School, Wylie, Texas, as a social studies inclusion and resource teacher.

Dr. McClanahan joined the faculty of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in January of 2008 and was assigned to the McCurtain County Campus as Southeastern’s first full-time faculty member there. Her research interests include struggling readers and technology integration. She presents at regional, national, and international conferences and has published in peer-reviewed journals and yearbooks, co-authored a book chapter, and recently published a children’s picture book on life in early Oklahoma. Barbara and her husband David live in Idabel, Oklahoma, and love visits from their four children and four grandchildren.