Faculty Biographies

John Maple

John Maple Title: Distinguished Professor of History / Chair, Dept. of History and Political Science
Email: john.maple@oc.edu
Hometown: Antlers, OK
Degree: Oklahoma Christian College - B.A. in History University of Virginia - M.A. in History University of Kansas - M.Phil. in History University of Kansas - Ph.D. in History

Dr. John Maple is a Distinguished Professor of History, and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science. Dr. Maple specializes in European history, with a research emphasis on the history of the British churches of Christ. He published "The Anglo-Norman Conquest of Ireland and the Irish Economy: Stagnation or Stimulation?" in The Historian, and "Free in Christ, Bound by the Word: The Life of James Wallis," in Restoration Quarterly. Dr. Maple is a member of the North American Conference on British Studies, Mid America Medieval Association, and Oklahoma Association of Professional Historians. He is also the sponsor of the Tau Sigma chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society. He says that he works at OC "to challenge young people to grow academically and spiritually." His favorite memory of OC is meeting his wife Connie. They have four children: Rebecca, John II, Joel, and Rachel. Dr Maple is a deacon at Memorial Road Church of Christ. He led the British Isles campaign for fourteen years. He is also on the Missions Advisory Council at Memorial Road, and he is a Bible class teacher.