Research Administration

Dr. Sheryl TuckerSheryl A. Tucker, Interim Vice President for Research

Dr. Tucker is the interim vice president for research as well as the associate provost for graduate education and the dean of the Graduate College. Before joining Oklahoma State University, she served as a program director for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Va., and was associate dean for academic affairs in the Graduate School at the University of Missouri and professor of chemistry. Dr. Tucker earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of North Texas and was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemistry at Duke University. Dr. Tucker, whose work includes broadening the participation of underrepresented groups in science, was recognized by the White House in 2005 with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.


Ron Van Den BusscheRonald Van Den Bussche, Interim Associate Vice President for Research

Dr. Van Den Bussche was appointed interim associate vice president for research in 2014. Most recently he served as the associate dean for research in the College of Arts & Sciences at Oklahoma State University. A Regents Professor of Zoology and former interim head of the Department of Zoology, Dr. Van Den Bussche earned his Ph.D. in zoology from Texas Tech University followed by postdoctoral positions at the University of Idaho and Texas Tech. He was awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellowship in 2005 to study at the Museum and Institute of Zoology at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. Dr. Van Den Bussche received the College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Professor Award in 1999.


Steven Price, Associate Vice President for Technology Development

Dr. Price is responsible for patent and licensing, contract negotiation, new company formation, and other issues relating to technology transfer at Oklahoma State University. In his roll, he serves as the director of the OSU Technology Development Center. Most recently, Dr. Price was president and CEO of the non-profit Public Intellectual Property Advisors in Washington, D.C. He previously worked as the group leader of Standard Oil Company’s Biotechnology Program, first biotechnology industrial liaison and then director of patenting and licensing at Iowa State University, and was the director of university-industry relations at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He also works with the United States Department of Commerce, and has taught technology transfer courses around the world including Morocco, Egypt, Pakistan, Jordan, Republic of Georgia, Armenia, and Vietnam. Dr. Price earned his Ph.D. in plant genetics from the University of California, Davis. He is a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP).


Toni ShakleeToni S. Shaklee, Assistant Vice President for Sponsored Research

Dr. Shaklee is responsible for policy development and implementation, pre-award activities, post-award nonfinancial activities, review and approval for sponsored project proposals and awards, and oversight for the Henry Bellmon Research Center. She also serves as the university’s facility security officer. Previously, Dr. Shaklee worked as the assistant director of research for the OSU College of Arts & Sciences Research Support Services. She also worked as a staff scientist for Science Applications International Corporation in Columbus, Ohio, and as the publications editor for the OSU Division of Agriculture. Dr. Shaklee earned her Ph.D. in environmental science from OSU. She is a certified pre-award research administrator and a certified research administrator.


Dr. Steven O’GearySteven O’Geary, Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance

Dr. O’Geary directs a team of professionals with responsibility for human subject protection, animal care and use, biosafety, laser safety, and radiation safety. Prior to joining Oklahoma State University, Dr. O’Geary held positions in research administration and compliance at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Oklahoma. He began his academic career as a member of the faculty at the University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. O’Geary received his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma and earned degrees from East Carolina University and San Francisco State University. He is a member of the American Biological Safety Association and Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research.