2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

University Personnel



​President

Dr. Heath A. Thomas, President
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D. University of Gloucestershire.

Administrative Staff

Melanie Allred, Taylor and West University Resident Director
     B.S., University of Central Oklahoma.

Kevin L. Armstrong, Network Systems Supervisor
     
B.S., University of Phoenix.

Brittay Barrett, Web Communications and Social Media Coordinator

Terra Bogle, Payroll Manager
 

Corey Bolgin, Director, Bison Recreation and Wellness
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Will Brantley, Vice President for Enrollment Management
     B.A., M.A., Union University; M.B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Britton Buss, Assistant Vice President of Academic Technology and Creative Communications
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.S., Fort Hays State University.

Ben Cale, Admissions Counselor
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Joy Carl, Director of International Student Services
     B.A., Cedarville University; M.A., Biola University.

Thomas Carter, Assistant Vice President for Technology Services
     B.S., Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Chase Chastain, Admissions Counselor
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Benjamin J. Cleveland, Assistant Director for Sports Medicine
     B.S., University of Alabama; M.S., Florida State University.

Clayton D. Coffman, Director of Athletic Communications

Tara L. Colvin, Endowed Scholarship Manager/NCAA Liaison
     B.S., Tarleton State University.

Lisa Cook, Senior Student Financial Services Counselor
     B.A., Oklahoma State University.

Christopher Cox, Head Baseball Coach
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A., East Central University.

Canaan Crane, Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program
     B.A., M.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.

Coy Cypert, Director of Academic Technology and Creative Communications
     B.S., East Central University.

Robert P. Davenport, Athletic Director
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A., East Central University.

Kimberly Davis, Director of Recruitment, College of Graduate and Professional Studies
     B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Kenny Day, Marketing Communications Director
     B.A., University of Oklahoma; M.T.S., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Larinee Dennis, Dean of Business, Health Science, and Education
     B.S.E., Hannibal-LaGrange College; M.S.E., University of Missouri; Ph.D., New Mexico State University.

Susan DeWoody, Provost
     B.S., Arkansas Tech University; M.S., Northeastern State University; Ed.D., Dallas Baptist University.

Brian C. Dude, Associate Athletic Director for External Operations
     B.A., M.Ed., University of Oklahoma.

Jason Eaker, Men’s Basketball Coach
     B.S., Texas Pan American University; M.A., Mercer University.

Matthew Y. Emerson, Dean of Theology, Art and Humanities
     B.S., Auburn University; M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.Div., Ph.D., Southeastern Theological Seminary.

Anna Finch, Admissions Counselor
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Mark Fisher, Software Support/System Analyst

Lauri Fluke, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services
     B.B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; Certified Public Accountant.

M. Steven Fluke, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance
     B.B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Kalyn G. Fullbright, Director of Admissions
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Kami L. Fullingim, Human Resource Administrator
     B.B.A., University of Central Oklahoma.

Kayla Gibson, Campus Nurse
     R.N., Northern Oklahoma College.

Breanne Gifford, Student Services Coordinator, College of Graduate and Professional Studies
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Matthew Gillentine, System Administrator/Analyst
     B.A., Randall University; B.S., Western Governors University.

Adam Godwin, Assistant Track and Field Coach
   
 B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.S., Cameron University

Paula Gower, Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communication
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.E., University of Central Oklahoma.

Erin Guleserian, Director of the Residential Experience
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.Ed., Dallas Baptist University; M.A., Dallas Baptist University.

Lori Hagans, Director of Career Services and Alumni Engagement
     B.S.E., East Central University.

Rachelle Helmbacher, Admissions Event Coordinator

Kirt Henderson, Director of Student Success
     B.A., M.B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Shannon Hester, Controller
     
B.S., Oklahoma State University; Certified Public Accountant.

James M. Hively, Senior Director of Development
     B.S., California Baptist University.

Anna Howle, Head Volleyball Coach
     B.S., M.Ed., University of Oklahoma.

Christopher Jensen, Head Football Coach
     B.S., University of Oklahoma; M.E., Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Steven Jones, Director of Human Resources
     B.M.E., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.B.A., Purdue University; M.B.A., TIAS School of Business and Society.

Lester Kasterke, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Administratiave Services
   
 B.B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Matthew Kearns, Director of Student Ministry
     
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University; M. Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; D. Min., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

L. Matt Kennedy, Head Cross Country, Assistant Track Coach
     B.S., Midwestern State University.

Rachel Linton, Admissions Counselor
     B.S.E., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Lyndsey Lopez, Resident Director, WMU Residence Center     

Alex Lopez, Admissions Counselor
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Joshua D. Mackey, University Archivist
   
 B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A., Wichita State University.

Mike Manlapig, Athletic Facilities Coordinator, Women’s Golf Coach
     B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Samantha Maples, Head Softball Coach
     B.H.S., Florida Atlantic University; M.B.A., Colorado Christian University.

Chele D. Marker, Cash Creative Director/Publications Manager
     B.A., Oklahoma State University.

Robert Marquardt, Manager of Facility Services
     M.B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; B.B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

William Ford Mastin, Head Track Coach
     B.M.E., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.Ed., East Central University.

Crystal McKee, Director of Administrative Development
     A.A., Oklahoma City Community College; B.S., Mid America Christian University.

Marcia A. McQuerry, Director of Academic Records, Registrar
     B.S., University of Oklahoma; M.Ed. University of Central Oklahoma

Micah Meek, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Associate Dean of Online Learning, Director of the MA Program
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.Div, M.A., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Kaleb Miears, Resident Director, The Lodge and the Village
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Jack Moore, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Assistant to the President
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Tanner Morris, Assistant Athletic Director for Fan Engagement
    

Carrie Myles, Associated Dean, Academic Support Services and Executive Director, Milburn Center
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.Ed., University of Oklahoma.

Kyle Opskar, Agee Resident Director
     B.B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Bo Overton, Women’s Basketball Coach
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.Ed., East Central Oklahoma State University.

Chad Payn, Faculty Athletic Representative
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ed.D., United Sports Academy.

Bruce Perkins, Director of Prison Divinity Program
     B.A., Howard Payne University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ed.D., Oral Roberts University.

Brandon Petersen, Dean of Students, V.P. of Campus Life
     B.B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A.C.E., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ashlynn Philpot, Admissions Counselor
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Anna Pumphrey, Resident Director
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Joshua Pumphrey, Transfer Admissions Counselor
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Tim Rasnic, Vice President for Advancement
     B.A., University of Oklahoma.

Kenneth Reid, Assistant Athletic Director for Strategic Communications
   
 B.A., Arkansas Tech University; M.A., Southern Nazarene University.

Dayla L. Rowland, Kerr and Howard Resident Director
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.

Kyle Rudek, Accounting Manager
     B.B.A., M.B.A. Oklahoma Baptist University.

Melissa Scott, Student Financial Services Counselor
     B.S., Oklahoma State University.

Damon Seymour, Digital Marketing Coordinator
     AAS, Oklahoma City Community College

David P. Shannon, University Police Chief 
     Ceritos High School; U.S. Air Force and Law Enforcement Training.

Ethian Shropshire, Director of Compliance
   
 B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; J.D., University of Oklahoma.

Alex Sigman, Admissions Counselor
     B.A., University of Oklahoma.

Clinton W. Sinclair, Photographer

Randy L. Smith, Executive Vice President for Business and Administrative Services
     B.B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; Certified Public Accountant.

Brian Stackhouse, Director of Athletic Bands
     B.M.E., Arkansas Tech University; M.M., University of Arkansas; D.M.A., University of Oklahoma.

Jessica Stiles, Cheer and Pom Coach
     B.M.C., University of Central Oklahoma.

Melissa Stroud, Director of Student Leadership and Engagement
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A., Union University; M.T.S., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.

Heath A. Thomas, President; Professor of Old Testament
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Gloucestershire.

Joy Turner, Director of Global Mobilization
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.Div., D.Min., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jana Vandertook, Director of Faculty Services and Assesssment
     B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.S., Grand Canyon University.

Lauren Vela, Student Success Specialist
     B.A, Oklahoma Baptist University.

Teri Ford Walker, Assistant Registrar, Director of Academic Services
     B.S., Union University; M.R.E., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.

Danielle Wellman, Director, Student Financial Services
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University

Michael D. White, Head Women’s Soccer Coach
     B.S.E., Samford University; M.A., University of Alabama-Birmingham.

 

University Faculty

(Under full-time appointment)

R. Jeanne Akin, Mary A. White Chair of Education, Professor of Teacher Education
     B.S., Southern Nazarene University; M.Ed., University of Central Oklahoma; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University.
          Assistant Professor, 1997; Associate Professor, 2003; Senior Faculty Status, 2003; Professor, 2009.

Tawa J. Anderson, Associate Professor of Philosophy
     B.A., University of Alberta; M.Div., Edmonton Baptist Seminary; Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
          Assistant Professor, 2011; Graduate Faculty, 2014; Senior Faculty Status, 2017; Associate Professor, 2018.

Matthew B. Arbo, Jewell and Joe L. Huitt Associate Professor of Religious Education
     B.A., M.A., Liberty University; Ph.D. University of Edinburgh.
          Assistant Professor, 2014; Graduate Faculty, 2014, SeniorFaculty Status, Associate Professor, 2020.

Jonathan Ashbach, Assistant Professor of Political Science
     
B.A., Humboldt State University; M.A., Biola University; M.A., Hillsdale College; Ph.D., Hillsdale College
     Assistant Professor, 2021.

Meredith Bailey, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Sports and Recreation
     B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; D.P.T., University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.

P. Kaylene Barbe, Frank W. Patterson Professor of Communications
     B.A., Baylor University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
          Assistant Professor, 1990; Senior Faculty Status, Associate Professor, 1996, Professor, 2009

Benjamin C. Baxter, Assistant Professor of Animation and Media Production
     B.A., Ouachita Baptist University; M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design.
          Assistant Professor, 2016.

Jaime Lee Brantley, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing
     B.S.N., M.S.N., Union University.
          Assistant Professor, 2016.

Robin R. Brothers, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing
     L.P.N., Autry Technology Center; A.D.N., Northern Oklahoma College; B.S.N., Northwestern Oklahoma State University; M.S.N., University of Oklahoma;
          Ph.D., Oklahoma City University. Assistant Professor, 2016.

Joshua S. Brunet, Assistant Professor of Art
     B.S., Indiana Wesleyan University; M.F.A., Hartford Art School, University of Hartford.
          Assistant Professor, 2016.

Brian Camp, Professor of Family Science
     B.S., Oklahoma State University; M.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.
          Associate Professor, 2004; Senior Faculty Status, 2007; Professor, 2008.

R. Bruce Carlton, WMU Professor of Missions
     B.A., Georgetown Baptist College; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminar; M.A. Azusa Pacific University; D.Th., University of South Africa.
          Professor, 2011; Graduate Faculty, 2014; Senior Faculty Status, 2017.

Yuan-Liang Albert Chen, Professor of Physics
     B.S., Chung-Yuan Christian University; M.S., Ph.D., Baylor University.
          Assistant Professor, 1986; Senior Faculty Status, 1991; Associate Professor, 1992; Professor, 2000.

Antonio A. Chiareli, Professor of Sociology and Intercultural Studies
     B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University.
          Professor, 2016.

Rebecca Ann Coon, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing
     A.D.N., Redlands Community College; B.S.N., Southern Nazarene University; M.S.N., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
          Assistant Professor, 2016.

Harriet O. Cooper, Assistant Professor of Nursing
   
 B.A., University of Oklahoma; M.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.
     Assistant Professor, 2021.

Canaan Crane, Director of Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Program; Professor of Psychology; Interim Kemp Clinic Director
     B.A., M.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.
          Assistant Professor, 2007; Senior Faculty Status, 2011; Associate Professor, 2013; Graduate Faculty, 2014.

Timothy Darr, Assistant Professor of Computer Information Science

Kelsey D’Emilio, Assistant Professor of Music
     B.M., Oberlin College and Conservatory; M.M., Westminster Choir College.
          Assistant Professor, 2018.

Paul Donnelly, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Director of Criminal Justice Program
     B.A., Biola University; M.S., University of Texas, Tyler; Ph.D., University of Texas, Dallas.
          Assistant Professor, 2013.

Nathan Drake, Associate Professor of Mathematics
     Ph.D., Clemson University; M.S., Clemson University; B.A., MidAmerica Nazarene University.
          Associate Professor, 2018.

Hephzibah Dutt, Assistant Professor of Theatre; Director of Theatre
     B.A., Northwestern College; M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.
          Assistant Professor, 2019.

Holly Easttom, Assistant Professor of Journalism
     B.A., M.A., University of Central Oklahoma. Instructor, 2000; Assistant Professor, 2003.

Contessa E. Edgar, Associate Professor of Biology
     B.S., University of Sioux Falls; Ph.D, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.
          Assistant Professor, 2012; Senior Faculty Status, Associate Professor, 2018.

Edward A. English, Visiting Assistant Professor of English
     Assistant Professor, 2021.

Kaine Ezell, Associate Professor of English
     B.M.E., B.A., Southern Arkansas University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas.
          Assistant Professor, 2012; Senior Faculty Status, Associate Professor, 2018.

Rebecca Marie Farley, Assistant Professor of Education
     B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.Ed., University of Central Oklahoma.
          Assistant Professor, 2016.

Shaelene R. Fipps, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing
     B.S.N., East Central University; M.S.N., University of Oklahoma, D.N.P., Grand Canyon University.
          Assistant Professor, 2016.

Mark C. Franklin, Assistant Professor of Music
     B.M., Wheaton College; M.M., D.M., Florida State University.
          Assistant Professor, 2021.

Corey Fuller, Ruth J. Odom Professor in Fine Arts
     B.A., Southwestern Oklahoma State University; M.F.A., University of Central Oklahoma.
          Assistant Professor, 2009; Senior Faculty Status, 2014; Associate Professor, 2015.

David Gambo, Reverend A.E. and Dora Johnson Hughes Chair of Christian Ministry, Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry
     B.S., University of Jos, Nigeria; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
          Assistant Professor, 2018.

Laura K. Gramling, Assistant Professor of Nursing
     A.D.N., Oklahoma City Community College; B.S.N., M.S.N., Midwestern State University.
          Assistant Professor, 2017.

Daryl D. Green, Dickinson Chair of Business, Associate Professor of Business
     B.S., Southern University A&M; M.A., Tusculum College; D.B.A., Regent University.
          Assistant Professor, 2016; Graduate Faculty, 2017.

David Greenwell, Twyla Horne Assistant Professor of Accounting
     B.S., Oklahoma City University, M.B.A., University of Oklahoma; Assistant Professor, 2020.

Krista Hands, Professor of Mathematics
     B.S., Southern Nazarene University; M.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
          Assistant Professor, 2010; Associate Professor, 2014; Senior Faculty Status, 2015.

Keith Harman, Ernest C. Wheeler Chair of Business, Professor of Business
     B.S., University of Oklahoma; M.A., Webster University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
          Professor, 2006; Senior Faculty Status, 2010; Graduate Faculty, 2014.

Robbie Henson, Lawrence C. and Marion Harris Chair of Nursing, Professor of Nursing
     B.S.N., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.S.N., University of Texas Arlington; Ph.D., University of Colorado.
          Assistant Professor, 1991; Senior Faculty Status, Associate Proffessor, 1997; Professor, 2006; Graduate Faculty, 2014.

Jeffrey M. Hogan, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Sports and Recreation
     B.S., University of Oklahoma; M.S., Texas Women’s University; Doctorate, Evidence in Motion of Health Professions
          Assistant Professor, 2021.

Brian K. Horn, Director of Teacher Education, Associate Professor of Education
     B.S., M. Ed., University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., University of North Texas.
          Associate Professor, 2017.

David C. Houghton, Chair, School of Business, Professor of Business, Director of MBA Program
     B.S., University of Kansas; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati.
          Professor, 2010.

Bradley D. Jett, James E. Hurley Professor of Biology
     B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.
          Assistant Professor, 1998; Senior Faculty Status, Associate Professor, 2002; Professor, 2009.

Christopher Jones, Professor of Chemistry, Director of Stem Innovation
     B.A., Erskine College; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin; Professor, 2016.

Michael Jordan, Professor of Chemistry
     B.S., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
          Assistant Professor, 2000; Senior Faculty Status, 2004; Associate Professor, 2006; Professor, 2016.

Elizabeth Justice, Chair, School of Teacher Education, Assistant Professor of Education
     B.S.E., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.Ed., Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Ed.D., Grand Canyon University.
          Assistant Professor, 2015.

Annie M. Keehn, Assistant Professor of Natural Science
     B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.Ed., East Central University.
     Assistant Professor, 2021.

Bobby Kelly, Ruth Dickinson Chair of Religion, Chair, School of Theology and Ministry, Professor of Bible
     B.A., Clear Creek Baptist Bible College; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
          Assistant Professor, 1997; Senior Faculty Status, 2003; Associate Professor, 2003; Professor, 2009.

Joan Klerekoper, Assistant Professor of Nursing
     B.S.N., Avila University; M.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington.
          Assistant Professor, 2017

Camille T. Lafleur, Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
     B.A., University of Kansas; M.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; Ph.D., Kansas State University.
          Assistant Professor, 2016; Graduate Faculty, 2016.

Louima Lilite, Claire McGavern-Nancy Montgomery Professor in Music
     B.M., Biola University; M.M., Pennsylvania State University; D.M.A., Eastman School of Music.
          Assistant Professor, 2008; Senior Faculty Status, 2013; Associate Professor, 2014, Professor, 2020.

Karen Longest, Professor of Psychology
     B.A., Southeastern Oklahoma State University; M.A., Central State University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
          Assistant Professor, 2002; Senior Faculty Status, 2007; Associate Professor, 2008; Professor, 2017.

Scot A. Loyd, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Director of Forensics and Debate
     B.A., M.A., Arkansas State University.
          Assistant Professor, 2016.

Abigail Mace, Assistant Professor of Music Director of Preparatory Department
     B.M., Vanderbilt University; M.M., University of Texas at Austin; D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin.
          Assistant Professor, 2018.

Nathan Malmberg, Associate Professor of Chemistry
     B.S., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., University of Colorado.
          Assistant Professor, 2005; Senior Faculty Status, Associate Professor, 2011.

Sarah L. Marsh, Associate Professor of Mathematics
     B.S.E., University of Central Arkansas; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
          Assistant Professor, 2011; Associate Professor, 2017; Senior Faculty Status, 2017.

Yvonne Mbote, Associate Professor of Chemistry
     B.S., M.S., University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Ph.D., University of North Dakota.
          Assistant Professor, 2012; Senior Faculty Status, Associate Professor, 2018.

Mario Melendez, Auguie Henry Chair of Old Testament, Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Studies
     B.A., Leavell College, 2010; M.C.S., Union University, 2012; ThM., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2017; Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2019; Assistant                Professor, 2020.

Benjamin Myers, Crouch-Mathis Professor of Literature
     B.A., University of the Ozarks; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University.
          Assistant Professor, 2005; Associate Professor, 2009; Professor, 2015.

Patricia Nelson, Associate Professor of Music Education
     B.A., Trinity University; M.M., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ed.D., Baylor University.
          Associate Professor, 2018.

Brent Newsom, Associate Professor of English
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.
          Assistant Professor, 2012; Senior Faculty Status, Associate Professor, 2018.

Gerald Nixon, Associate Professor of Accounting
     A.A., York College; B.S., Oklahoma Christian University; M.B.A., University of Central Oklahoma.
          Associate Professor, 2009; Graduate Faculty, 2014.

O. Alan Noble, Associate Professor of English
     B.A., M.A., California State University; Ph.D., Baylor University.
          Assistant Professor, 2014; Senior Faculty Status, Associate Professor, 2020.

Chad A. Payn, Chair, Exercise Science, Assistant Professor of Sports and Recreation and Health and Human Performance, Director of National Sport and Recreation Ministry Center
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ed.D., United Sports Academy
          Assistant Professor, 2016.

Bruce Perkins, Associate Professor of Religion
    B.A., Howard Payne University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ed.D., Oral Roberts University;
        Professor, 2020.  

John Powell, Professor of History
     B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.
          Associate Professor, 2004; Senior Faculty Status, Professor, 2008.

Sherri Thompson Raney, Professor of History and Political Science
     B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.
          Assistant Professor, 1994; Senior Faculty Status, Associate Professor, 2005; Professor, 2013.

Gary D. Rhodes, Professor of Media Production
     Ph.D., The Queen’s Univeristy (United Kingdom)
          Professor, 2021.

Randy Ridenour, Professor of Philosophy
     B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
          Assistant Professor, 2000; Senior Faculty Status, 2005; Associate Professor, 2006.

Bret Roark, Ralph and Marie Barby Chair of Family Psychology, Professor of Psychology
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.
          Assistant Professor, 1993; Senior Faculty Status, Associate Professor, 1999; Professor, 2005.

Jessica L. Rohr, Assistant Professor of English, TESOL
     B.A., Baptist Bible College; M.A., Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington.
          Assistant Professor, 2017.

Rich Rudebock, Robert L. and Sara Lou Chair of Business, Professor of Business
     B.B.A., Kent State University; M.Ed., Texas Tech University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University.
          Assistant Professor, 2001; Associate Professor, 2008; Senior Faculty Status, 2010; Professor, 2014; Graduate Faculty, 2017.

Stephen R. Sims, Assistant Professor of Music and Worship Leadership
     B.M.E., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.C.M., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.M.A., Texas Tech University.
          Assistant Professor, 2016.

Megan Smith, Assistant Professor of Nursing
     B.S.N., Bob Jones University; M.S.N., Oklahoma Baptist University.
          Assistant Professor, 2014; Senior Faculty Status, 2020.

Daniel Spillman, Associate Professor of History, Director of Honors Program
     B.A., Asbury University; M.A., Kent University; Ph.D., Emory University.
          Associate Professor, 2017.

Charles Swadley, Associate Professor of English and Spanish
     B.A., M.A., University of North Texas; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
          Lecturer, 1997; Instructor, 1999; Assistant Professor, 2002; Senior Faculty Status, 2005; Associate Professor, 2009.

Cherith A. Tucker, Chair, Division of Mathematics, Associate Professor of Mathematics
     B.A., Southern Nazarene University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
          Assistant Professor, 2013; Senior Faculty Status, 2019; Associate Professor, 2019.

Dale A. Utt, Jr., Associate Professor of Biology
     B.S., University of Rhode Island; M.S., College of William and Mary; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.
          Assistant Professor, 1989; Senior Faculty Status, 1995; Associate Professor, 1998.

James Vernon, Chair, Division of Music, Burton H. Patterson Professor of Music
     B.S., Old Dominion University; M.M., D.M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
          Assistant Professor, 1990; Senior Faculty Status, Associate Professor, 1996; Professor, 2010.

Gaston Craig Walker, Ernest C. and Ruby Wheeler Professor in Business
     B.B.A., M.B.A., Baylor University; M.A., Ph.D., Southern Methodist University.
          Associate Professor, 2000; Senior Faculty Status, 2004; Professor, 2009; Graduate Faculty, 2014.

M. Sidney Watson, Professor of English
     B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina.
          Assistant Professor, 1999; Senior Faculty Status, Associate Professor, 2004; Professor, 2010.

Dawn Westbrook, Assistant Professor of Nursing
     B.S.N., M.S.N., Oklahoma Baptist University.
          Assistant Professor, 2010; Senior Faculty Status, 2015.

Lyda Wilbur, Assistant Professor of Spanish
     B.B.A., Cameron University; M.A., Millersville University; M.A., Oklahoma State University; Ed.D., University of Oklahoma.

Liying Xu, Assistant Professor of Finance
   
B.S., Zhejiang University; M.S., SINOPEC Research Institiute of Petroleum Processing (RIPP); M.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin.  
          Assistant Professor, 2021.

Tony Yates, Professor of Science
     A.A., Hutchinson Community Junior College; B.S., Oklahoma Christian College; M.Ed., Southwestern Oklahoma State
     University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
          Assistant Professor, 2008; Senior Faculty Status, 2013; Associate Professor, 2014; Professor, 2020.

Kellie Young, Associate Professor of Education
     A.S., Seminole State College; B.S., M.Ed., East Central University; Ed.D., Northcentral University.
          Assistant Professor, 2014; Senior Faculty Status, Associate Professor, 2020.

Professional Librarians

Rachel Hawkins, Director of Library Collections
     B.D., Southwestern Oklahoma State University; M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma.

Denise Jett, Access Services/Curriculum Librarian
     B.S., Oklahoma State University; M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma.

Julie Rankin, Public Services Librarian
     B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma.

Emeriti

Manoi Smith Adair, Professor Emerita of Business
     B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.B.E., University of Oklahoma.
          Instructor, 1955; Assistant Professor, 1958; Tenure, 1960; Associate Professor, 1969; Interim Dean, 1981-82, 1984-85,
          1987-89; Professor, 1990; Professor Emeritus, 1997.

Bob R. Agee, President Emeritus
     B.A., Union University; M.Div., D.Min, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University.
          President, 1982; President Emeritus, 1997.

Oteka Ball, Professor Emerita of Sociology and Child Care Administration
     M.S., Oklahoma State University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University.
          Assistant Professor, 1989; Associate Professor, 1995. Professor Emerita, 2005.

Carol Ann Bell, Professor Emerita of Music
     B.M.E., William Carey College; M.M., D.M.A., University of Oklahoma.
          Assistant Professor, 1990; Senior Faculty Status, 1995; Associate Professor, 1997; Professor Emerita, 2014.

William James Brown, Professor Emeritus of Music
     B.M., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.M., University of Oklahoma.
          Instructor, 1964; Assistant Professor, 1967; Associate Professor, 1991; Professor Emeritus 1998.

Monte A. Campbell, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.S., Ph.D., North Texas State University.
          Associate Professor, 1986; Professor Emeritus, 2001.

Donald Clark, Professor Emeritus of Music
     B.M., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.M., Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; D.M.A., University of Oklahoma.
          Assistant Professor, 1967; Tenure, 1972; Associate Professor, 1987; Professor Emeritus, 2007.

Douglas A. Clark, Professor Emeritus of Sociology
     B.S., Wheaton College; M.Div., Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., University of Illinois; Graduate Study, Texas Technological College.
          Assistant Professor, 1966; Associate Professor, Tenure, 1969; Professor Emeritus, 1983.

Johnny Cullison, Administrator Emeritus
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University.
          Assistant Vice President for Business Affairs/Physical Plant, 1970; Administrator Emeritus, 2007.

Robert Dawson, Professor Emeritus of Applied Minsitry
     B.A., Wayland Baptist University; M.A., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
          Assistant Professor; 1985; Associate Professor, 1991; Senior Faculty Status, 1991; Professor, 2003; Professor Emeritus, 2014.

Claudine Dickey, Dean Emerita of Nursing
     B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.Ed., Central State University; M.S. Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
          Dean, College of Nursing, Professor of Nursing, 1982; Dean Emerita, 2000.

Ronald Duncan, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; Ph.D., Indiana University.
          Associate Professor, 1990; Professor, Tenure, 1995; Professor Emeritus, 2010.

James W. Evans, Professor Emeritus of Religion
     A.A. Decatur Baptist College; B.A., Wayland Baptist College; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
          J.W. Hollums Associate Professor, 1982; J.W. Hollums Professor, 1988; Professor Emeritus, 1998.

James Farthing, Professor Emeritus of History
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A., Duke University; Ph.D., Duke University.
          Instructor, 1967; Assistant Professor, 1969; Associate Professor, Tenure, 1973; Professor, 1979. Professor Emeritus, 2005.

Ramona Farthing, Professor Emerita of French
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A.T., Duke University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
          Instructor, 1967; Assistant Professor, 1970; Tenure, 1975;Associate Professor, 1983; Professor 1990;
          Professor Emerita, 2005.

Betty Joanne Gorrell, Professor Emerita of Nursing
     B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.S., Indiana University; Ed.D., University of Oklahoma.
           Consultant 1973; Assistant Professor, 1982; Associate Professor 1990; Professor, 1997; Professor Emerita, 2000.

Roger Henderson Hadley, Professor Emerita of Telecommunications
     B.A., Southern Oklahoma State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
          Associate Professor, 1985; Senior Faculty Status, 1991; Professor, 1995; Professor Emeritus, 2019.

Ronda Guest Hall, Professor Emerita of Spanish
     B.A., Samford University; M.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.
          Instructor, 1973; Assistant Professor, 1978; Tenure, 1979; Associate Professor, 1985; Professor, 1999.

Larry Joe Hall, Professor Emeritus of English
     B.A., in English, Oklahoma City University; B.D., Garrett Theological Seminary; M.A., North Texas State University; Ph.D., North Texas State University.
          Assistant Professor, 1974; Tenure, 1979; Associate Professor, 1980; Professor, 1986; Professor Emeritus, 2005.

Anne Hammond, Professor Emerita of English
     A.B., Morehead State University; M.S.E., Ouachita Baptist University.
          Assistant Professor, 1986; Senior Faculty Status, 1993; Associate Professor, 2002.

Paul Hammond, Dean Emeritus of Fine Arts
     A.B., Morehead State University; M.C.M., D.M.A., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
          Professor, 1986; Dean, 1986; Dean Emeritus, 2014.

Cindy Meyer Hanchey, Professor Emerita of Computer Science
     B.S., M.B.A., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University; Certified Data Educator.
          Assistant Professor, 1985; Senior Faculty Status, 1989; Associate Professor, 1989; Professor Emerita, 2013.

M.Dale Hanchey, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
     B.S., M.B.A., Louisiana State University; Certified Data Professional, Certificed Systems Programmer, Certified
     Computer Professional
          Assistant Professor, 1985; Senior Faculty Status, 1989; Associate Professor, 1989; Professor Emeritus, 2013.

Jim Hansford, Professor Emeritus of Music, Emeritus Director of Bands
     B.M., University of Southern Mississippi; M.M.E., Ph.D., University of North Texas.
          Associate Professor, 1990; Professor, 1993; Senior Faculty Status, 1994; Professor Emeritus, 2014.

Peggy Ann Horton, Professor Emerita of Music
     B.A.M., Furman University; M.M.E., Ouachita Baptist University.
          Specialist, 1968; Instructor, 1974; Assistant Professor, Tenure, 1980; Professor Emerita, 2001.

Rhetta Hudson, Professor Emerita of Music
     B.M., M.M., University of Oklahoma.
          Specialist, 1967; Instructor, 1971; Assistant Professor, 1975; Tenure, 1977; Associate Professor, 1990; Professor Emerita, 2010.

J. Oscar Jeske, Professor Emeritus of Family Development and Counseling
     B.A., Southern California College; M.A., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary;
     Ed.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
          Assistant Professor, 1969; Associate Professor, 1972; Tenure, 1974; Professor, 1980; Professor Emeritus, 2003.

Juanita Johnson, Professor Emerita of Nursing
     B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.S., University of Oklahoma.
          Assistant Professor, 1986; Associate Professor, 1997; Professor Emerita 2005.

Ronald Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Music
     B.M., Ouachita Baptist University; M.M., North Texas State University; D.M.A., University of Oklahoma.
          Tenure, 1976; Associate Professor, 1990; Professor, 1996; Professor Emeritus, 2007.

Rosemarie Lones, Professor Emerita of German
     Akademisch geprufterUbersetzer, Diplomieter Dolmetscher, University of Graz (Autstria);
     Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
          Assistant Professor, 1969; Tenure, 1972; Associate Professor, 1975; Professor, 1981; Professor Emerita, 2001.

Warren L. McWilliams, Professor Emeritus of Theology
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.
          Assistant Professor, 1976; Tenure, 1981; Associate Professor, 1982; Professor, 1988; Senior Professor, 2018;
          Professor Emeritus 2018

Sandra Meyer, Professor Emerita of Music
     B.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City; M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa.
          Instructor, 1975; Assistant Professor, 1980; Senior Faculty Status, 1980; Associate Professor, 1989; Professor Emerita, 2014.

William R. Mitchell, Professor Emeritus of English
     B.A., Oklahoma City University; M.A., Boston University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
          Instructor, 1958; Assistant Professor, 1959. Tenure, 1966; Associate Professor 1969; Professor, 1971; Dean of Arts and
          Sciences, 1973-81; Dean of Unified Studies, 1981-82; Professor Emeritus, 1998.

Robbie Story Mullins, Professor Emeritus of Business
     B.S., Southern Oklahoma State University; M.S., Ed.D., Oklahoma State University.
          Assistant Professor, 1984; Senior Faculty Status, 1990; Associate Professor, 1990; Professor, 1998; Professor Emerita, 2019.

John W. Parrish, Executive Vice President Emeritus
     B.S., M.S., Oklahoma State University.
          Instructor, 1964; Assistant Professor 1967; Director of Alumni and Annual Giving, 1979; Assistant Vice President for
          Development 1983; Vice President for Institutional Advancement, 1986; Senior Vice President for Business and External
          Affairs, 1991; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, 1995; Interim President, 2007; Executive Vice President
          Emeritus, 2005.

Mary Kay Parrish, Professor Emerita of Music
     B.M., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.M., North Texas State University.
          Instructor, 1967; Assistant Professor, 1967; Tenure, 1969; Associate Professor, 1980; Professor Emerita, 2003.

Norma Partridge, Professor Emerita of Music
     B.M.E., M.A., Ouachita Baptist University.
          Instructor, 1971; Assistant Professor, 1975; Senior Faculty Status, 1976; Associate Professor, 2001; Professor Emerita, 2010.

Jack Pearson, Professor Emeritus of Music
     B.M., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.M., George Peabody College for Teachers. Associate Professor of Music 1967; Tenure, 1972;
          Associate Professor, 1983; Professor Emeritus, 2007.

C. Mack Roark, Professor Emeritus of Bible
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; B.D., D.Min., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary;
     M.Th., Phillips University; M.A., University of Notre Dame.
          Professor, 1994; Professor Emeritus, 2005.

James Robert Scrutchins, Professor Emeritus of English
     B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; B.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Baylor University.
          Assistant, 1964; Instructor, 1965; Assistant Professor, 1968; Tenure, 1970; Associate Professor, 1980; Professor Emeritus, 2001.

J. Thomas Terry, Vice President Emeritus for Business Affairs
     B.B.A., Baylor University.
          Treasurer and Comptroller, 1967-75; Vice President for Business Affairs, 1975-82; Vice President for Business Affairs and
          Executive Assistant to the resident, 1982-95; Executive Assistant to the President, 1995-98; Archivist, 1998; Vice President
          Emeritus for Business Affairs, 2001.

Kathryne O’Bryan Timberlake, Professor Emerita of Music
     B.M., Baylor University; Graduate Study, University of Oklahoma.
           Assistant, 1953; Instructor, 1955; Assistant Professor, Tenure, 1979; Professor Emerita, 1990.

Doug Watson, Professor Emeritus of English
     B.A., Baylor University; M.A., West Texas State University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.
          Assistant Professor 1980; Tenure, 1984; Associate Professor, 1985; Professor, 1992; Professor Emeritus, 2010.

Joseph Robert Weaver, Vice President Emeritus for Academic Affairs
     B.A., Louisiana College; M.Th., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Min., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
          Chaplain, 1980; Assistant Professor, 1984; Associate Professor, 1987; Senior Faculty Status, 1988; Professor, 1993; Dean,
          College of Arts and Sciences, 1994; Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1996; Vice President Emeritus, 2005.

Martha Jane Wester, Professor Emerita of Art
     B.A., Baylor University; M.A. University of Oklahoma.
          Assistant, 1971; Instructor, 1975; Assistant Professor, Tenure, 1980; Professor Emerita, 2000.

John Clay Willis, Professor Emeritus of Business
     B.S., Oklahoma State University; M.B.A. Texas Christian University.

Slayden A. Yarbrough, Professor Emeritus of Religion
     B.A., Southwest Baptist College; Ph.D., Baylor University.
          Assistant Professor, 1979; Associate Professor, 1982; Tenure, 1984; Professor, 1988; Professor Emeritus, 2001.