Oklahoma Baptist University

Dr. John Nichols

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.


B.S., Union University
M.S., University of Kentucky
Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Dissertation: “Total Sequences in Topological Vector Spaces”

Courses Taught

ACRS 1133: Intermediate Algebra
MATH 1033: Contemporary Mathematics
MATH 1163: College Algebra
MATH 1173: Trigonometry
MATH 1223: Elementary Mathematics III
MATH 1903: Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
MATH 1999: Topics in Mathematics
MATH 2003: Basic Statistics
MATH 2013, 2023, 2033, 2043: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, II, III, and IV
MATH 3013: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MATH 3123: History of Mathematics
MATH 3023: Linear Algebra
MATH 3243: Differential Equations
MATH 4103: Introduction to Real Analysis
MATH 4133: Introduction to Modern Algebra
MATH 4183: Numerical Analysis
MATH 4999: Independent Study in Mathematics
PHYS 3114: Introduction to Natural Science
HON 2619: Colloquium in Mathematics/Physical Science

Selected Publications

“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

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