September 23, 2009
Oklahoma Baptist University professors Gene King and Dr. Andrew Armond presented information about recent research they completed in their fields of study during an OBU Faculty Research Forum Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Mabee Learning Center auditorium.
Professor Gene King
Dr. Andrew Armond
King, OBU associate professor of business, presented "The Development of Free Trade in Europe." King earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Baylor University. King has taught in higher education, primarily in the fields of international business and marketing, for more than a decade. Before teaching, he marketed industrial products in the Middle East for a leading multinational corporation of industrial flow control products. He has led international market research targeting Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico and South Korea.
Armond, OBU assistant professor of English, presented "The Use of Catastrophic and Evolutionary Metaphors in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Theology." Armond earned his bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech University and his master's and doctorate degrees from Baylor University. He primarily studies Victorian literature, particularly the Oxford Movement and the question of textual authority in the 19th century. He has also researched and written on various intersections of theology and literature in the 19th and 20th centuries, including apocalyptic literature and theory; conversion and deconversion narratives; and theology, music and literature.