Dvorak, Paris Named Associate Deans

OC has selected Jim Dvorak (95) as associate dean for teaching and learning while Lee Anne Paris will serve as associate dean for academics.

“I’m excited to have these two talented individuals working to help ensure OC remains ‘best in class’ for excellence in teaching,” Vice President for Academic Affairs Scott LaMascus (84) said. “They have proven to be exceptional leaders in the latest technology and teaching strategies, with a strong emphasis on students’ learning.”

In 10 years at Oklahoma Christian, Dvorak has taught in OC’s College of Biblical Studies and Graduate School of Theology, and directed the North Institute for Teaching and Learning.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Bible from Oklahoma Christian, a master of divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2001, and a master’s degree in education and human development from George Washington University in 2004.

In 2012, he earned a Ph.D. in Christian theology from McMaster Divinity College, where he studied under renowned scholar Stanley E. Porter.

Paris came to OC in 1998. She has served as president of OC’s Faculty Association in addition to her role as associate professor of library science. Her responsibilities include reference, bibliographic instruction, collection development, and maintenance of the library’s website.

As the daughter of missionaries, Paris spent most of her childhood in Campinas, Brazil. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and Portuguese from Vanderbilt University, her master of library and information science degree from the University of Oklahoma, and her doctorate in information and library science from the University of North Carolina.

Fall 2013

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