|Associate Professor of Mathematics|
|Owens Hall 104|
|OBU Box 61219|
|500 W. University|
|Shawnee, OK 74804|
Dr. John Nichols teaches all levels of mathematics. He has published and presented many articles including “Software Reuse Business Model - A Successful Application of Groupware” and “A Performance Profile on the Use of a Knowledge-Based, On-line Supplement for Intermediate Algebra.” In 2002 and 2007, Dr. Nichols received the Seven Who Care Award from OBU. He has also been named to Who’s Who in the South and the Southwest and served as Chief of all Chiefs for the South Pinhook Nation of the YMCA Indian Princesses in Huntsville, Alabama. In April 2004, Dr. Nichols was named Area 3 Director for the Oklahoma Gideons, in April 2007, he was selected as the State Chaplain for the Oklahoma Gideons, and in April 2010, he was selected as the State Secretary.
He is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee. At Immanuel Baptist Church and at other area churches, Dr. Nichols teaches Discipleship Training classes on topics such as Baptist History, Islam, Mormonism, and the Reformation. Through Immanuel Baptist Church and OBU, Dr. Nichols has been on three overseas mission trips -– twice to China and once to Ecuador. His wife Edna is a retired first grade teacher. He and Edna have two grown children, Chris and Cynthia, who both graduated from OBU.
Educational Background:B.S., Union UniversityM.S., University of KentuckyPh.D., University of TennesseeDissertation: “Total Sequences in Topological Vector Spaces”
Courses Taught:ACRS 1133: Intermediate Algebra MATH 1033: Contemporary MathematicsMATH 1163: College AlgebraMATH 1173: TrigonometryMATH 1223: Elementary Mathematics IIIMATH 1903: Calculus for Business and Social SciencesMATH 1999: Topics in MathematicsMATH 2003: Basic StatisticsMATH 2013, 2023, 2033, 2043: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, II, III, and IVMATH 3013: Introduction to Probability and StatisticsMATH 3123: History of MathematicsMATH 3023: Linear AlgebraMATH 3243: Differential EquationsMATH 4103: Introduction to Real AnalysisMATH 4133: Introduction to Modern AlgebraMATH 4183: Numerical AnalysisMATH 4999: Independent Study in MathematicsPHYS 3114: Introduction to Natural ScienceHON 2619: Colloquium in Mathematics/Physical Science
Selected Publications and/or Professional Activities:
“Situation Awareness Virtual Environment for Networks (SAVENet), A Virtual Reality Battlefield Network Management Tool,” with Dr. John Brand, Proceedings of the Military Operations Research Society, June 1997
“Software Reuse Business Model Review, A Successful Application of Groupware,” Proceedings of the Medical Technology Symposium, August 1996
“Software Reuse Business Model Electronic Meeting System Review - A Successful Application of Groupware,” Proceedings of Annual National Conference on Software Technology, March 1995
“JINTACCS Computer Assisted Message Preparation System,” C2MUG Bulletin, January 1984