On the Hill Summer 2015

Oteka Ball Receives Honorary Doctorate

Dr. Oteka Ball, OBU professor emerita of sociology and child care administration, received the Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree during the annual Founders’ Day chapel service Feb. 4.

“Dr. Ball has dedicated her life to helping others, academically and professionally, working tirelessly for Oklahoma families,” said OBU President Dr. David W. Whitlock.

She dedicated much of her career to studying and teaching about family relations. While acquiring her advanced degrees, she focused on the study of what made certain families strong and shared her findings with students in her classes.