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Dr. Paul Gebb

Dr. Paul Gebb

Dr. Paul Gebb,
CETL Director
School of Dance & Entertainment
Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning


BM, James Madison University, VA

Vocal Performance, Musical Theatre concentration

MFA, University of Central Florida

Theatre, Musical Theatre concentration

Ed.D., Benedictine University, IL

Higher Education and Organizational Change

Paul Gebb came to Oklahoma City University in 2009 after performing professionally and serving as the Director of Education for the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. Dance, music, and theatre influence his work because the Arts are about making connections with an audience. Art is a reflection of life and is expressed through the stories that produce moments of catharsis and personal change. Becoming Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in 2012, his focus has been on creating connections across the OKCU campus, which affect change in the classroom environment. Prior to his tenure as director, he earned the rank of Associate Professor of Dance in the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment. He served as the Coordinator of the MFA program in Dance and continues to teach Dance History and Contracts & Management for Performers.

As an educator, Paul has served as a K-5 public educator, school board member for Deer Creek Public Schools, and Director of Children's Music at Church of the Servant. He has presented workshops and his research in the fields of assessment, teaching and learning, social belonging nationally and internationally. He also has a special interest in distance education where he has taught and studied in the online environment. He currently serves as Chair for the Learning Technology committee at OKCU.

Paul was born in Brevard, NC and grew up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia before marrying an Arkansas native. His wife, Brooke, sons Greyson, Carter, and daughter Townley have lived in Oklahoma City since 2007. When not at work he enjoys every moment with his children, but loves to go to the movies and run.

Research Interests

Change Management

Reflective Teaching and Learning Practice

Student Connection

Distance Learning

Contact Information

DBL 210
Dulaney-Browne Library
Oklahoma City, OK 73106