Meet the Librarians & Staff

Law Library Director
& Frederick Charles Hicks Professor of Law


Lee Peoples


Education: B.A, M.L.I.S, and J.D. University of Oklahoma (semesters at Åarhus University, Denmark and Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Background: Professor Peoples’ research and scholarship is focused on comparative law and on the impact of technology on legal research, the judiciary, and the law. He has published articles, books, and book chapters on these topics. He is co-founding editor of the Legal Information and Technology eJournal on SSRN. He teaches advanced legal research classes and is a frequent lecturer in law school classes. Professor Peoples is active in professional organizations including the American Association of Law Libraries and Association of American Law Schools. He is past president of the Mid-American Association of Law Libraries.

He served as the Director of International Programs for the School of Law from 2007-2010. In that position he developed the innovative Certificate in American Law Program. Prior to his appointment as Law Library Director in 2010 he served as Associate Director, Associate Director for Faculty and Research Services, and Head of Reference Services. Before joining the faculty Professor Peoples practiced law in Oklahoma City. He is admitted to practice in the State of Oklahoma, Western District of Oklahoma, and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Associate Director
& Law Library Professor


Jennifer Prilliman


Education: B.A. University of Central Oklahoma; J.D. University of Oklahoma; M.L.I.S. University of Oklahoma.

Background: Jennifer Prilliman’s research interests include legal information literacy and instruction, copyright law, open access, and ethics. Prior to entering the M.L.I.S. program she taught advanced placement and college preparatory courses at a college preparatory charter school in Oklahoma City. While in law school she was a member of the Jessup moot court team, topic editor for the Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology, member of the Board of Advocates, and received the Dean’s Award for Advocacy. She is an active member in the Oklahoma Bar Association serving as the Co-Chair of the Statewide Law Day and as a member of the Access to Justice and Bar Technology committees. She is also a member of the Ginsburg Inn of Courts, American Bar Association, Mid-American Association of Law Libraries and the American Association of Law Libraries. She was selected to participate in the Oklahoma Bar Association 2013-2014 Leadership Academy.

Head of Reference Services


Timothy Gatton


Education: B.A. Cornell College; J.D. Oklahoma City University School of Law; M.L.I.S. University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences

Background: Tim is a 2010 graduate of Oklahoma City University Law and completed his M.L.I.S. degree at the University of Pittsburgh in August 2011. While a student at Oklahoma City University, Tim was actively involved in many student organizations, wrote a cooking column for the student newspaper, and worked as a reference assistant at the law library during his last three semesters of law school. Tim worked as a reference intern at the University of Pittsburgh Barco Law Library while completing his studies at Pitt.

Reference Librarian


Sabrina Davis


Education: B.A. University of Texas; J.D. University of Arizona; M.A. in Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona.

Background: As a law library fellow at The University of Arizona, Sabrina provided research and reference services, assisted with collection development and cataloging, and conducted trainings for law students, faculty, and staff. Sabrina is currently the Associate Editor of Technical Services Law Librarian and is on the Board of Editors for Legal Reference Services Quarterly. Prior to obtaining her master’s degree, Sabrina practiced family law in Tucson, Arizona for three-and-a-half years and conducted research on court reforms in child abuse and neglect proceedings as part of The National Evaluation of the Court Improvement Program.

Head of Access Services


Susan Urban


Education: BBA, University of Central Oklahoma; MLIS, University of Oklahoma

Experience: Susan began her library career at the Oklahoma City University Law Library, working part-time while obtaining her MLIS at the University of Oklahoma. Before coming back to OCU, she worked as a Reference Librarian in an academic setting and as a public librarian. Susan is an active member of the Oklahoma Library Association and the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries.

Assistant Director for Collection Services


Nancy A. Cowden


Education: B.F.A. University of Oklahoma; M.L.S. University of Oklahoma

Responsibility: Nancy’s area of responsibility is managing the Technical Services Department which includes acquiring and paying for all library materials, cataloging new materials for the web catalog, monthly binding of periodical issues, and processing library material received in the daily mail which includes paid subscriptions and free items from the U.S. government. She is also involved in collection development and collection maintenance.

Experience: Before coming to Oklahoma City University in 1980, Nancy worked at the University of Texas Law Library and at the University of Oklahoma Law Library in the Technical Services Department.

Systems and Metadata Librarian


Kathryn S. Broad


Education: B. S. Oklahoma State University; M.L.I.S. University of Oklahoma

Responsibilities: Her major duties are setup and administration of the Voyager online library system and cataloging and classifying library materials. She maintains the accuracy of the bibliographic records and authority files in Voyager. She creates Access reports from the Endeavor Voyager library system database as requested and assists staff and patrons in the use of the catalog and cataloging tools. She also assists the staff with questions on and training for the Voyager system.

Prior to coming to Oklahoma City University in 1996, among other positions, she worked at two law firms classifying and cataloging discovery materials.

Access Services Librarian

Jordan Piel


Education: BA, Oklahoma State University; M.A., Texas Tech University; M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma.

Experience: Jordan obtained a B.A. in Classics from Oklahoma State University and afterward attended Texas Tech University where he taught Latin and earned an M.A. in Classics in 2014. He earned his M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma in May 2016. He started out in libraries as a clerk in the Ponca City Public Library, and spent time working with the Metropolitan Library System in Oklahoma City and the Fine Arts and Architecture Libraries at the University of Oklahoma.

Administrative Assistant


Cindy Elbah


Library Assistant


Bill Wakeham


Library Assistant


Tyler Dohrn