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Faculty achievements and presentations

Monday, January 28, 2008  
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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 December.
  • 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 Roman Empire.
  • 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 teens).
  • 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, 2007.

We are proud of our faculty for representing Oklahoma Christian University and embodying the motto, “Higher Learning, Higher Calling.”


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