Oklahoma Baptist University

Scott Harris

OBU Graduate School
OBU Graduate School, Oklahoma City
OBU Graduate School
111 N. Harrison
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Dr. Harris joined the OBU staff in the summer of 2009 as director of the OBU Graduate School in Oklahoma City. He has had a wide-ranging career of ministry in church, para-church, and academic arenas.

Harris has returned to his home town of Oklahoma City having graduated from Putnam City High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Oklahoma in 1987. Upon graduation Dr. Harris joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ and served in the campus ministry at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He later became the director of the campus ministry at Louisiana Tech University.

Harris received a master of theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1998. While at DTS he worked four years at the Center for Christian Leadership in the Spiritual Formation program which seeks to address the character development of the seminary students. After graduation he served as the Minister of Education in a Baptist church in the Dallas area. He worked primarily in the adult education arena of church life. He gave oversight to state-side mission projects and led in the development of the church’s international ministry program reaching to three countries. While in this position he began Ph.D. studies at the University of North Texas.

In 2003 Dr. Harris began working part-time at a new Christian college-prep academy in the Dallas area while completing his doctoral coursework. He assumed the head administrator’s role in 2004. During his time in this arena he received a doctor of philosophy in Higher Education with an emphasis in Christian Higher Education. He has published articles in the Faith and Mission as well as Christian Higher Education journals.

Scott and his wife, Kathryn, have four boys: Jonathan, David, Mark, and Noah. Kathryn has her master degree in education and is also an educator having taught at the elementary level in Louisiana and Texas. They reside in Oklahoma City.

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Educational Background:

B.B.A., University of Oklahoma
M.Th., Dallas Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of North Texas