OBU Welcomes Arbo, Cragin to Colleges of Theology, Business

OBU is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Matthew Arbo and Dr. John Cragin to the university faculty. Arbo joins the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry as assistant professor of theological studies, and Cragin joins the Paul Dickinson College of Business as professor of international business and social entrepreneurship.

Dr. John Cragin Dr. Matthew Arbo

Arbo joins the faculty at OBU after serving as assistant professor of Christian ethics at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, from 2011-2014. Arbo earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religion from Liberty University. He then earned a master’s degree in philosophy of religion from Liberty as well as a master’s degree in theological ethics from the University of Edinburgh. He later earned a Ph.D. in theological ethics, also from the University of Edinburgh. Arbo authored and published the book, “Political Vanity: Adam Ferguson on the Moral Tensions of Early Capitalism.” He has also authored numerous articles.

Cragin rejoins the faculty on Bison Hill after serving as CEO of Vertical Learning Curve in Oklahoma City from 2006-14. Prior to that position, he served as professor of business at OBU from 1990-2006. He has also served as Director of International Operations for Central Plastics Company and a developer for the Moscow Economics School. Cragin is an OBU alumnus, earning his bachelor’s degree in sociology at OBU and his Ph.D. in management from the University of Oklahoma. Cragin has been published in numerous publications, including “Christianity Today,” “International Journal of Management,” and “Marketing Research Journal.”