Six Join OBU Faculty

Six faculty members are beginning their service at Oklahoma Baptist University this semester. Dr. Andrew Armond, assistant professor of English, begins his first semester at OBU after teaching at Belmont Abbey College. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English and music at Louisiana Tech University. He earned a master’s degree in English language and literature and a Ph.D. degree in English at Baylor University. Canaan Crane, who has served as OBU’s director of student services, university counselor and adjunct professor of psychology, was promoted to assistant professor of psychology. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at OBU and is a Ph.D. degree candidate at Oklahoma State University. Ronald Lana, associate professor of art, comes to OBU after teaching at Grand Canyon University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in commercial art at the University of Oklahoma and his master’s degree at Marywood University. Timothy McCollum, assistant professor of anthropology, begins his first semester at OBU after spending five years as a graduate fellow and graduate assistant at Indiana University. He earned his bachelor’s degree at OBU and did post baccalaureate study at the University of Oklahoma. He earned a master’s degree at the University of Tulsa and a master’s degree at IU, where he is a Ph.D. degree candidate. Timothy Miller, assistant professor of philosophy, joins the OBU faculty after teaching four years at the University of Oklahoma. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Cedarville University. He earned a master’s degree at Trinity International University and is a Ph.D. degree candidate at OU. Steven Phillips, assistant professor of accounting, begins his teaching career at OBU. He has worked with Phillips Accounting and Consulting, LLC, in Missouri for the past three years. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Missouri-Rolla. He also earned a master’s degree in accountancy at the University of Missouri-Columbia.