Dr. John MapleJohn Maple, Ph.D.

Departmental Chair

Distinguished Professor of History

  • B.A., Oklahoma Christian University
  • M.A., University of Virginia
  • M.Phil., University of Kansas
  • Ph.D., University of Kansas

Office: DAH 213

Office phone: 405.425.5454

Email: john.maple@oc.edu

Dr. Maple primary research interests are medieval Europe, British History, and the British Restoration Movement. Since joining the OC faculty in 1977, he has taught a variety of courses in European history and Western Civilization. He has published articles in both The Historian and in Restoration Quarterly and presented papers at the Haskins Society conference, the Phi Alpha Theta National convention and the Mid-American Medieval Association Conference.

Dr. Maple is a member of the North American Conference on British Studies, the Mid-American Medieval Association, and the American Historical Association.  He and his wife attend the Memorial Road Church of Christ, where he is a deacon and chairman of the Summer Missions Committee.

Dr. Matt McCookMatt McCook, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

  • B.S., Abilene Christian University
  • M.A., Sam Houston State University
  • Ph.D., Florida State University

Office: DAH 223

Office phone: 405.425-5452

Email: matt.mccook@oc.edu

Dr. McCook joined the OC faulty in 2002. His research interests are within the scope of American religious and intellectual history, but he also teaches courses in Revolutionary America, Historical Research and Middle Eastern History. He has published in the Stone-Campbell Journal and The Tariff Encyclopedia, and has presented papers at the Florida Conference of Historians. He received the ACU Student Teacher of the Year award in 1995. Dr. McCook has a secondary education certification from Texas. He is in the American Society of Church History, Organization of American Historians, and the Society of History Education. He enjoys playing guitar, golf, and basketball He and his wife Alyssa have two children: Collin and Katie. Dr. McCook is a deacon, and a Bible class teacher at Memorial Road Church of Christ.

Dr. Raymon HustonRaymon Huston, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

  • B.A., Midwestern State University
  • M.A., Midwestern State University
  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Office: DAH 222

Office phone: 405.425.5457
Email: raymon.huston@oc.edu

Dr. Huston teaches courses in American Politics, International Relations, and Geography. He is academically interested in terrorism, and religion and politics. Dr. Huston is a member of the American Political Science Association, the Southwestern Political Science Association, and the Oklahoma Political Science Association. He received a research grant for travel to the Middle East from the National Council on US-Arab Relations in 2000-2001. He is the sponsor for Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society. Huston enjoys golf, making pens, and woodwork. He attends Edmond Church of Christ where he is an adult Bible class teacher.

Gary LindseyGary Lindsey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

  • B.Arch., Texas Tech University
  • M.A., Abilene Christian University
  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Office: DAH 219B

Office phone: 405.425.5453

Dr. Lindsey’s major areas of interest are public history, historic preservation, U.S. West, and the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. An architect as well as historian, Dr. Lindsey combines both fields to focus on the preservation and interpretation of historically and/or architecturally significant buildings. In addition to U.S history courses, he has conducted several classes on ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture, as well as classes in historic preservation. Dr. Lindsey is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi, the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Society of Architectural Historians, the Western History Association, and the Oklahoma Historical Society, as well as other scholarly/professional organizations. He has presented papers and chaired sessions at several scholarly conferences. He and his wife, Sharon, attend the Edmond Church of Christ where he periodically teaches adult classes.