Oklahoma Baptist University

Dr. Brian Camp

Professor of Family Science

Owens Hall 304
405-585-4183

OBU Box 61178
500 W. University
Shawnee, OK 74804

Biography

Dr. Brian Camp came to Bison Hill in 2004 after serving at Louisiana Tech University for 11 years. Dr. Camp has served the families of Oklahoma both through involvement in the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations (OKCFR) as well as through his role as a family life educator and Christian counselor. Dr. Camp served two years as the President of OKCFR and used that position to draw attention to many issues facing Oklahoma families. His interest is in strengthening and enriching family relationships. His research and presentation interests focus primarily on marriage, parenting, sexuality and grief. He is a requested speaker on the topic of parenting the soon-to-be college student and helps parents with this difficult transition.

In 1984 Dr. Camp was married. He and his wife have three daughters. His wife and daughters are the primary reason for his desire to advance the well-being of families in our society.

Education

B.S., Oklahoma State University
M.S., Kansas State University
Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Dissertation: "Close Friend Activity and Marital Quality"

Courses Taught

  • FMLY 1503 Introduction to Family Science
  • FMLY 2503 Parent-Child Relationship
  • FMLY 3403: Issues of Contemporary Family
  • FMLY 3513: Marriage and Family
  • FMLY 4203: Human Sexuality
  • FMLY 4309: Children, Death, and Grief (Special Topic)
  • FMLY 4309: Intimate Relationships (Special Topic)
  • FMLY 4403: Issues in Family Life Education
  • GNED 1001: University Cornerstone
  • PSYC 3763: Basic Counseling Skills
  • SOCI 1223: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 3303: Aging and Death

Selected Publications

2005 – Present Oklahoma Council on Family Relations: 2010-2011 Past President, 2008-2010, President; 2007-2008, President Elect, various years, Board Member

2010 – Camp, B. “Establishing Priorities for the next Decade in OCFR”. Oklahoma Council on Family Relations conference. Edmond, OK

2009 – Camp, B. “Same Sex Marriage Policies and Implications for Traditional Marriage”. Oklahoma Council on Family Relations conference. Edmond, OK

2008 Conference Paper Reviewer, International Conference on Parent Education and Parenting

2008 – Camp, B. “Teaching Family Science: Use of Metaphor and Allegory”. Oklahoma Council on Family Relations conference. Edmond, OK

2005 – Ball, O & Camp, B. “Using Family Relevant Films In The Higher Education Arena”. Oklahoma Council on Family Relations conference. Edmond, OK

2004 – Tuten, M, & Camp, B. “Mate Selection from Birth”. Arkansas Parenting Education Network annual conference. Hot Springs AK.

2003 – Camp, B. “Teaching Taboo Topics”. Arkansas Parenting Education Network annual conference. Hot Springs AK.

2003 – Camp, B. “The Magnificent Marriage”. Arkansas Parenting Education Network annual conference. Hot Springs AK.

2002 – Camp, B. “The Vital Marriage”. Louisiana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual state conference. Ruston, LA.

2002 – Camp, B. “Reclaiming Parenthood”. Arkansas Parenting Education Network annual conference. Little Rock AK.

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