Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

OSSM Faculty - Main Campus  

School Year 2016-17

Kurt Bachmann, Ph.D., Columbia University

Monique Baxter, M.A., University of Texas-Pan American

Sara Marie Bodenstein, M.Div., Duke University

Brian Chance, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Kelly Chaves, M.A., University of Melbourne

Kyler Daugherty, B.S., University of Central Oklahoma

Virginia Ann Dell, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Clint Givens, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

Shayne Johnston, Ph.D., Princeton University

Sean Jones, M.S., University of Oklahoma

Sharon Jorski, M.L.Sc., University of Oklahoma

David Kighuradze, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Mark Y. Li, Ph.D., Iowa State University

Ruibo Li, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Xifan Liu, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Michelle McCargish, M.A., Oklahoma State University

Jan Post, Ph.D., State University of Groningen

A.K. Fazlur Rahman, Ph.D., Australian National University

Brent Richards, Ph.D., Georgetown University

Amy Roberson, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Jayanta K. Rudra, Ph.D., Lehigh University 

Farideh A. Samadzadeh, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Christopher Shrock, Ph.D., Baylor University

William Underwood, Ph.D., University of Tulsa

Dan Vossen, B.A., Central State University

Frank Y. H. Wang, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Scott Wilkins, M.A., State University of New York, Brockport


Foreign Language Instructors

French - Geraldine Cummings and Evrade Same

German - Hannelore Jones

Spanish - Karina Zegarra Paz and Andrea Hernandez 

Latin - Terry Whenry

Chinese - Wenhong Wu

Japanese - Taeko Marsaln


Is OSSM a private school?

No, the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics is a two-year public residential high school created and funded by the Oklahoma legislature.  The school is open to all students across the state who wish to apply during their sophomore year.  OSSM is categorized as a state agency.  See the Admissions webpage for details and application deadlines. 

What is the tuition to attend OSSM?

There is no tuition for an Oklahoma resident student to attend the school.  Room and board are provided by the state.  Students may wish to have "pocket money" available for incidentals like school supplies, snack bar items or a weekend trip to a local restaurant, movie theatre, bookstore or mall.

Who can attend OSSM?

OSSM is open to all Oklahoma students who are entering their junior year of high school.  Applications are due in March of the sophomore year.  OSSM now accepts nonresident and international students for paying tuition.

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How have OSSM graduates helped Oklahoma's economy?

Of the 1,400+ OSSM graduates since 1992, more than half who have completed a degree and have entered the workforce are working in Oklahoma. Ten of those have started their own businesses in our state. An independent report credits OSSM with a $40 million economic impact in Oklahoma.