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Carla Swearingen

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Dr. Carla Swearingen


  • Provost/VP Acad Affairs
    VP Academic Affairs Administration

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    Seminary Hall 309
    (918) 444-2060


Dr. Carla Swearingen serves as the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Chemistry. In her role, she oversees the work of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Research and Sponsored Programs, University Strategies courses, and various faculty development and research initiatives. In addition, Dr. Swearingen is an accredited coach through the International Coach Federation and certified in the Birkman Method, Center for Creative Leadership 360 Assessment, and Immunity to Change.


  • PhD, Chemistry, Loyola University Chicago, 2002
  • BA, Psychology, Hendrix College, Magna cum laude, 1996
impact of coaching and mentoring, flipping the classroom
nanotechnology, flipping the classroom, engaged learning, undergraduate research

Intellectual Content:

  • Coaching: Developing your Faculty, One Conversation at a Time (Journal Article, Professional Journal), Integration, Published, 2020
  • Flipping the Syllabus: Using the First Day of Class to Encourage Student Acceptance of a New Pedagogical Technique (Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New), Teaching & Learning, Published, 2016


  • Coaching: Developing Your Faculty, One Conversation at a Time - Leadership in Higher Education Conference - St. Louis, MO - October 2019
  • Using Coaching Skills to Expand Your Effectiveness as an Educator - Evidence-Based Coaching Professional Series - Webinar - April 2019
  • Want to Help Your Faculty Flourish? Make the Switch from Supervisor to Coach - Leadership in Higher Education Conference - online - October 2020