Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Stewart was born near Pittsburgh of parents who were both teachers, with both sisters living in Colorado. Stewart is a semi-retired professor of Teacher Education and the EdD doctoral degree, and his wife is a retired federal employee. They have been married for 38 years, having one son and three grandsons in Cincinnati, OH.
Oran has taught young students Reading in rural Virginia and later taught ESL students on the Navajo Reservation. For on-campus undergraduate and graduate teaching & research, Oran has taught at two predominately African American campuses, one with U. Arkansas-Pine Bluff and the other in New Orleans, Xavier U. of Louisiana. At the University of Pittsburgh and other on-campus assignments, he has taught a total of eleven years. In distance/online teaching, Stewart has worked with Capela University, Baker College and, most recently, Walden University, all assignments in Teacher Education, all for a total of fifteen years.
In a different role, Stewart began a county-wide Internet provider network out of his home in 1994, expanding to several thousand customers in the rural community.
Stewart's research interests have been in student diversity, metacognition, and sociolinguistics.