Program Staff

Sam Fellows joined the department in July 2015. He is the primary staff member of the department, serving as the primary point of contact with the public. Sam is responsible for maintaining the budget and financial accounts, financial administration of the department’s Mellon Travel Fellowship and the Isis Current Bibliography and Technology and Culture contracts, as well as financial aspects of the department’s regular colloquium series. He processes appointment forms and travel reimbursements.

Sam holds a BA in Administrative Leadership and plans to pursue a dual Master's in Administrative Leadership and Human and Health Services Administration.  He is a graduate from the Moore Norman Technology Center in Accounting (2006).  Sam is an active member of the Organizational Staff Council (OSC) and of the Staff Initiative Committee, where he will serve as President this upcoming academic year.  He is also a member of of LGBTQ Ally (Sooner Ally), Green Zone, and One Sooner training.  Sam is the first recipient of the staff social justice award, nominated for his advocacy in the Staff Senate the past few years for the rights and equal treatment of gay faculty and staff at OU.

In his free time, Sam states he enjoys traveling (mostly cruises), Caribbean beaches, working in his yard, and playing with his dogs. Sam is an avid reader, preferring the hardcopies.

Stella Graves Stuart (BA, Philosophy; MA, History of Science, University of Oklahoma) serves as the graduate studies coordinator and the undergraduate academic advisor. She also serves as the Graduate Program Assessment liaison, compiling data and preparing the report that is submitted to the College of Arts and Sciences and ultimately to the Regents. She coordinates the department’s activities in the New Sooners Program and the Majors/Minors Fair and is the department’s representative to CASACAA.

Although she has a wide area of interests in the history of science, her Master’s thesis explored the construction of Isle Royale, Michigan, as a living laboratory in which to observe and study the North American Timber Wolf. Stella is a member of the History of Science Society, and has worked on special projects for its annual Isis Bibliography. She is a lifetime member of the Golden Key Honor Society and the Pi Mu Epsilon Honorary Mathematics Fraternity. Prior to entering academia, she held administration and management positions in both the private and the public sectors.

Danielle Talley is the student worker assisting department faculty and staff with general office support.

Danielle states:  I was born in Oklahoma and spent the majority of my childhood in a small town called Elgin, which is located about twenty minutes south of Lawton. My mom and I moved to Norman in the summer of 2007 after she was offered a job as an accountant in Oklahoma City. I completed the last two years of junior high at Whittier Middle School, then attended Norman North High School from 2009 to 2013. At the beginning of my senior year, I applied to the University of Oklahoma (the only school I’d applied to). Thankfully, I was accepted, and I’ve been a part of the Sooner family ever since. I’m currently pursuing a major in Professional Writing with a minor in Film Studies.