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Dr. Brian Camp

Professor of Family Science

Office Location Owens Hall, 303
Phone (Office) 405.585.4183


Dr. Brian Camp came to Bison Hill in 2004 after serving at Louisiana Tech University for 11 years. A native of Oklahoma, Dr. Camp has served Oklahoma families both through involvement in the Oklahoma Council on Family Relations (OKCFR) as well as through his role as a family life educator and Christian counselor. Dr. Camp served three years as the President of OKCFR and used that position to draw attention to many issues facing Oklahoma families. His interest is in strengthening and enriching family relationships. His research and presentation interests focus primarily on marriage, parenting, sexuality and grief. His primary calling is to strengthen families within the body of Christ. He is a requested speaker on the topic of parenting the soon-to-be college student and helps parents with this difficult transition.

In 1984 Dr. Camp was married. He and his wife have three daughters. His wife and daughters are the primary motivation for his desire to advance the well-being of families in our society.


  • B.S., Oklahoma State University
  • M.S., Kansas State University
  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University
  • Dissertation: "Close Friend Activity and Marital Quality"

Courses Taught

  • FMLY 1503 Introduction to Family Science
  • FMLY 2503 Parent-Child Relationship
  • FMLY 3403: Issues of Contemporary Family
  • FMLY 3513: Marriage and Family
  • FMLY 4203: Human Sexuality
  • FMLY 4329: Children, Death, and Grief (Special Topic)
  • FMLY 4329: Intimate Relationships (Special Topic)
  • FMLY 4329: Families and Fairy Tales (Special Topic)
  • FMLY 4329: Marriage and the Movies (Special Topic)
  • FMLY 4329: Adult Aging (Special Topic)
  • FMLY 4329: The Bible and Sexuality (Special Topic)
  • FMLY 4403: Issues in Family Life Education
  • GNED 1001: University Cornerstone
  • PSYC 3763: Basic Counseling Skills
  • SOCI 1223: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 3303: Aging and Death

Selected Publications

2015 – Giza, K. Camp, B, & King, H. “Fairy Tales and Families: An Unexpected Journey”. Oklahoma Council on Family Relations annual conference. Tulsa, OK

2005 – Present Oklahoma Council on Family Relations: 2010-2011 Past President, 2008-2010, President; 2007-2008, President Elect, various years, Board Member

2010 – Camp, B. “Establishing Priorities for the next Decade in OCFR”. Oklahoma Council on Family Relations conference. Edmond, OK

2009 – Camp, B. “Same Sex Marriage Policies and Implications for Traditional Marriage”. Oklahoma Council on Family Relations conference. Edmond, OK

2008 Conference Paper Reviewer, International Conference on Parent Education and Parenting

2008 – Camp, B. “Teaching Family Science: Use of Metaphor and Allegory”. Oklahoma Council on Family Relations conference. Edmond, OK

2005 – Ball, O & Camp, B. “Using Family Relevant Films In The Higher Education Arena”. Oklahoma Council on Family Relations conference. Edmond, OK

2004 – Tuten, M, & Camp, B. “Mate Selection from Birth”. Arkansas Parenting Education Network annual conference. Hot Springs AK.


  • National Council on Family Relations - Member since 1989
  • Oklahoma Council on Family Relations - Member since 2005

Additional Information

Ordained Deacon: 1997 First Baptist Church, Ruston, LA
Ordained Minister: 2004 First Baptist Church, Ruston, LA