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OCCC Faculty

Shanna Padgham

Professor of Political Science; Political Science Department Chair
Division of Social Sciences
Programs: Political Science

Courses Taught

POLSC 1113: American Federal Government
POLSC 2103: Introduction to Public Administration


I grew up in Northeast Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma State University for my Bachelor's (2009) and Master's (2011) degrees in Environmental Science focusing on Public Policy with a minor in Spanish. I continued on to West Texas to earn my Master's Degree in Political Science (2013) and PhD (2016) from Texas Tech University in Public Administration, American Politics, and Public Policy. My primary focus of research is sustainability policy in higher education.

I joined the Political Science Department at OCCC in 2016. I enjoy watching the Oklahoma State Cowboys play a variety of sports, traveling as often as possible, beekeeping, and reading.

Shanna Padgham

Phone: (405) 682-1611, ext. 7159
Office location: Social Sciences Center, CU7A
Office hours:

Please refer to your syllabus for my office hours. If you are not currently enrolled in one of my classes, please email me or give me a call. That contact information is provided on this page. You can also contact the Social Sciences Division Office at 405-682-7573 to get my current office hours.

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