Child Advocacy Studies  
OCU Faculty Teaching in the Program

We see several children lying on the grass in a circle, some laughing.Melissa Hakman, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Psychology

Julie Cowgill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology and Justice Studies

Joe Meinhart, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor of Sociology and Justice Studies

Also, guest lectures from professionals working in the community, including talks given by faculty at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Center for Child Abuse and Neglect.

Adjunct Faculty

Keri Pierce, LCSW
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

Guest Lecturers

Lectures are often given by professionals working in the community, including:

  • Faculty at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Center for Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • CARE Center
  • OKC Police Department
  • Oklahoma Institute on Child Advocacy (OICA)
Contact Us

Contact Melissa Hakman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, for more information. mhakman@okcu.edu or (405) 208-5397