Faculty achievements and presentations
Monday, January 28, 2008
The Oklahoma Christian University faculty have been busy presenting
across the country and representing the university. The following are a
sample of their recent accomplishments.
- Dr. Lee Anne Paris, web/reference librarian, gave 2 presentations
last year: “Navigating the New Information Landscape: Library Web
Sites, Wikis, Blogs, and Mashups” at Christian Scholars Conference 2007
(Rochester, Michigan) and “Usability Studies for Library Web Sites” at
Christian College Librarians 2007 (Abilene, Texas).
- Randy Heath, Associate Professor of Physical Education, traveled
with a delegation of physical education professors to China in
- Jennifer Bryan, Associate Professor of Mathematics, is taking four
undergraduate mathematics and mathematics education majors to the 10th
Annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics.
- Dr. John Maple, chair of the Department of History & Political
Science, was interviewed on Fox Crossroads in December regarding the
- Dr. Al Mikell, Associate Professor of Biology, was interviewed by Fox news in December about clean drinking water in Africa.
- Gail Nash, Assistant Professor of English, will present a case
study at the conference on International Writing Across the Curriculum
in Austin in May.
- Dr. John Harrison, Professor or New Testament and Ministry, gave an
interview with Channel 5 News last week for a story on the Prosperity
Gospel that will air.
- Dr. Dudley Chancey, Associate Professor of Youth Ministry, directed
Winterfest in Gatlinburg, TN (14,000 teens) and in Arlington, TX (5,000
- Dr. Loren Gieger, Professor of New Testament, revised a Greek Workbook for students.
- Dr. Bob Carpenter, Professor of Missions, directed the World Mission Workshop in October.
- Dr. Curt Niccum, Associate Professor of New Testament, located and
photographed in London a previously unknown Ethiopic manuscript of the
Book of Acts.
- Dr. Richard Wright, Assistant Professor of Bible, had an essay
published in December on “Plutarch on Moral Progress” in Passions and
Progress in Greco-Roman Thought, ed. John T. Fitzgerald. Routledge,
We are proud of our faculty for representing Oklahoma Christian
University and embodying the motto, “Higher Learning, Higher Calling.”