Professor Karlie Harmon is a full-time tenured professor in OCU's Mass Communications department.
Harmon has served as the department’s director of international programs since 2004. Prior to that, she was the department’s chairwoman from 1982 to 2004. Her major areas of teaching are broadcasting and video.
Harmon’s diverse professional experience includes work in both print and broadcast media.
Harmon began teaching at OCU in 1978 while continuing professional consulting activities. She is a member of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, Broadcast Education Association and Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association.
Harmon holds a master’s of arts in Mass Communications from the University of Oklahoma in Norman and bachelor of arts from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.
Andrew Gibson serves as OCU-TV Station Manager/ Artist in Residence. Gibson primarily teaches production courses in the broadcasting track of the department.
Gibson’s professional experience includes serving as a sports reporter/anchor for KTEN-TV in Denison, Texas. While there he covered a wide array of teams including the Oklahoma Sooners, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars, as well as high school sports.
Gibson also worked for KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City as a video journalist before moving to London, England, where he worked for Chelsea Football Club. While living in the U.K. he married his wife Lindsay in Scotland.
Upon returning from London, Gibson began his teaching career at Norman Public Schools teaching studio production. He also worked for the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets during their two seasons in Oklahoma City, operating a baseline camera for the big screen at home games in the Ford Center.
Gibson holds an M.A. in Mass Communications and B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma.
In his spare time Gibson enjoys running and training for the next marathon. He also loves playing and watching soccer.
Bruce Macella is a full time tenured professor in the Mass Communications Department.
Macella joined OCU in 1997 after teaching Visual Communications at the University of Oklahoma.
Macella began working as an Art Director/Graphic Designer in Chicago before moving to Oklahoma to work In-house with Sonic Industries. He also worked for Rick McIntosh Design before doing freelance work for Ad Agencies, & clients like McDonalds, KZBS Radio, the University of Oklahoma’s College of Business, Landmark Land, various Oil companies, Nevis–International Banking, and the Waterford in Oklahoma City. He also remains active in the Design community with a few projects for Square Mile Design.
Macella joins the Mass Communications department after teaching Graphic Design in the Art department for more than 10 years. He heads the new Graphic Design Minor in the department.
He has an AS degree from Triton College, a BFA & MFA from the University of Oklahoma in Visual Communications. Macella remains active in the professional community with IAO, AIGA organizations, as well as competitions and internship opportunities.
firstname.lastname@example.org 208-6034 Wendy Brunner joined OCU's Mass Communications department as an assistant professor in 2011. Her major area of teaching is broadcasting.
Brunner's professional experience began as a news anchor, reporter and producer at KNAZ-TV in Flagstaff, Arizona. She moved to Tupelo, Mississippi, to join the NBC/Fox affiliate WTVA/WLOV-TV as an evening anchor. While there, Brunner won several Associated Press awards for local news reporting.
Brunner was also a morning news anchor at Orlando's 24-hour local news station, Central Florida News 13, where she covered all four hurricanes that devastated the area in 2004. Brunner's teaching career began while she was anchoring in Orlando; she taught broadcast journalism at the University of Central Florida and later at the University of Florida.
Brunner holds an M.A. in Mass Communications and a B.A. in Radio/Television Communication, both from UCF. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D.
In her spare time Wendy is an avid reader, news junkie, lover of social media, and a rabid college football fan. She enjoys yelling at the TV during football season with her husband, Walter, and their beautiful daughter, Isabella.
Missy Graham joined the Mass Communications Department at Oklahoma City University in 2013. Her primary teaching area is public relations. Prior to coming to Oklahoma City University, Graham held teaching positions at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Austin Peay State University.
She has over 15 years of professional experience working in government and nonprofit environments and her positions have included: Communications Director for the City of Clarksville, Tennessee, the Director of Parks and Recreation Department for Clarksville, Tennessee, the Communications Director for the 101st Airborne Division Association and freelance writing and consulting work.
Graham is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, the International Communication Association and the National Communication Association.
Graham will complete her PhD. in communication and information with an emphasis in public relations from the University of Tennessee in the spring of 2014. She holds a Master of Arts degree in corporate communication from Austin Peay State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from Middle Tennessee State University.
Karen Vann is a full-time administrative assistant in the Mass Communications department. She came to OCU in Fall 2004.
Vann’s professional experience includes three years working with children with special needs at Mustang Public Schools.
Vann is involved with the OCU United Way Silent Auction. She also assists with the campus cook-off and cook book to help raise fund for the OCU Benevolent Fund. Currently, Vann serves on Staff Council and is the Communications officer. She is part of the Budget Fundraising Governing Board Committee of the Staff Council as well. She serves as 'Mom away from home' for our students. Vann coordinates a monthly luncheon for students, faculty, and staff in her department and it is always a great time of fellowship.
In her leisure time, Vann enjoys watching sports, swimming, reading, listening to music, home improvement, craft projects, and cooking.
Vann spends the majority of her time away from work with her friends and family. Karen feels that family and friends are a true blessing and should be cherished.