Department Chair – Behavioral Sciences

MS, Missouri State University

BA, Drury University

Office: NKM 135K

Phone: 417-447-6687

Stephanie Davenport has been teaching psychology courses at a college and/or university since 2006.  Her teaching experience includes teaching online courses for Drury University from 2006 to 2011, as well as an adjunct at Ozarks Technical Community College from 2009 to 2011.

Stephanie joined OTC in November 2008 as a Research Analyst in the Office of Strategic Planning and Research. In this role she coordinated the completion of all federal and state mandated reports, as well as designed and conducted research studies with particular emphasis on student outcomes to address concerns such as student learning, student success, student satisfaction, high school student tracking, developmental student tracking, employer satisfaction, alumni satisfaction, non-returning students and student persistence.

In 2011 she transitioned to the role of Psychology Instructor in the Behavioral Sciences Department.  In the classroom, she strives to be a role model for respectful behavior, acknowledges the value of student input, and fosters a respect for student diversity in all its forms (i.e. religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and cultural backgrounds). Her goal is to create a safe non-threatening learning environment in which students are encouraged to express their own views and opinions while respecting those of peers in a respectful intellectual context.

In 2018 Stephanie transitioned to the role of Department Chair for Behavioral Sciences.  In this role Stephanie balances teaching with administrative responsibilities.  Her duties include advocating for faculty, representing administration to faculty, building consensus among full time and adjunct faculty, providing a forum for faculty voices, and developing a vision for the future of the department.