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Sissy Osteen

Osteen, Sissy
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Oklahoma State University
233 Nancy Randolph Davis Building
Stillwater, OK 74078

University Profile

Programs involvement
Early Care and Education Bachelor's Degree - Department Chair
Family and Community Services Master's Degree - Department Chair
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Master's Programs - Department Chair
Family Financial Planning Graduate Programs - Department Chair and Instructor
Gerontology Graduate Programs - Department Chair


Sissy Osteen is currently an associate professor and department head in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Oklahoma State University.

She is a Certified Financial Planning™ professional. She served as a faculty member in the family financial planning program with Great Plains IDEA teaching Housing and Real Estate for Family Financial Planning and Financial Counseling.

She previously held positions as a faculty member and State Resource Management Specialist for the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and director and financial counselor for the Consumer Credit Counseling Division of the Family Service Center in Columbia, S.C. She was employed by Clemson University as an associate county Extension agent in Dillon County, S.C. Other previous positions include food service director and catering manager at Newberry College in South Carolina and Sue Bennett College in Kentucky as well as an instructor at Morehead State University in Kentucky.


Ph.D. in Human Environmental Sciences, Oklahoma State University, 1999
Ed.S. in Counselor Education, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 1992
M.S. in Clothing and Textiles, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1982
B.S.H.E. in Vocational Home Economics, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1980