per bylund

jonathan butcher

katherine a. curry

Jon Loffi is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education Aviation and Space program at Oklahoma State University. His research focus is in the areas of innovation in designs for sustainability in aviation security, a holistic approach to aviation security, introduction of Unmanned Aerial Systems into the National Airspace, and global stakeholder’s perspectives in aviation security. He is the faculty advisor for the Flying Aggies student organization. Jon has experience in security issues as a former local and state law enforcement officer and served as a member of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force post-September 11, 2001.

Katherine A. Curry is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate College of Education at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She serves as Program Chair for the School Administration program in the School of Educational Studies. Her research focus includes educational leadership, school improvement/reform; parent/school/community collaboration, parent social networks, and culture/climate indicators in schools. Katherine also has education administrative experience as Headmaster, Middle School Principal, and Director of Curriculum and Instruction (PK-12). 

Jonathan Butcher serves as Education Director for the Goldwater Institute. He has researched education policy and school choice programs around the U.S. Butcher is a member of the Arizona Department of Education’s Steering Committee for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, the nation’s first education savings account program. Prior to joining Goldwater, Jonathan was the Director of Accountability for the South Carolina Public Charter School District. Butcher previously studied education policy at the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas and worked with the School Choice Demonstration Project, the research team that evaluated voucher programs in Washington, D.C. and Milwaukee, Wisc. He holds a B.A. in English from Furman University and an M.A. in economics from the University of Arkansas.

Per Bylund is Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Records-Johnston Professor of Free Enterprise at Oklahoma State University. He is also associate fellow of the Ratio Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, a research fellow at the McQuinn Center of Entrepreneurial Leadership, and an Associated Scholar with the Mises Institute as well as senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Instituteti Sverige. Per's research aims to explain the market process of wealth-creation and economic development with a focus on organizations, institutions, strategic management and entrepreneurship. Originally from Sweden, Per lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife Susanne and their semi-spoiled Plott Hound, Georgia.

lou l. sabina

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jon loffi

Lou L. Sabina is an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University. His primary research focuses on PK-12 organizational issues in education including staffing, human resources development, succession planning for school administrators, and school finance issues. His recent work includes “Planning for Principal Succession: A Conceptual Framework for Research and Practice” (Journal of School Leadership, 2014) and “Assessing the Performance of a Cohort-Based Doctoral Program Overseas Using Both International and Domestic Practices” (submitted, 2015). Lou earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.