dialectic & rhetoric faculty

  • Allison Arnold

    North CAMPUS Math

    Originally from Wewoka, OK, Allison is a graduate of University of Central Oklahoma, completing her BS in Applied Mathematics. In addition to college students, she has tutored several Academy students over the years. She enjoys audiobooks and watching NCIS.

  • jennifer atwood

    north/midtown campus humanities

    Jennifer holds a BA in Museum Studies and Great Texts of Western Tradition from Baylor University and an MSt in Medieval Studies from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining The Academy, she served as Curator of Medieval Manuscripts for a private collection in OKC.  Jennifer's interest include singing in her church choir and reading.
  • Olivia Bates

    Midtown campus Math

    Olivia Bates completed a BA in Mathematics from Mid America Christian University and a MA in Mathematics, with an emphasis on Mathematics Education, from the University of Oklahoma. After graduation, she spent a semester traveling to Europe and across the United States. Recently returned to Norman, Olivia enjoys traveling, reading, and making desserts for family and friends.

  • Andrew Black

    North & MIdtown Campus Humanities

    Andrew Black is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Middle Tennessee State University. Born in Indiana, raised in Russia, he now lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Nicole, and their daughter, Evelyn.

  • anne bradford

    North  campus  latin

    Anne Bradford graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BA in psychology. She and her husband Mark have eight children. Anne enjoys being a pastor's wife, knitting, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.


    north campus new testament

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  • Hannah eppling

    South campus drama

    Hannah Eppling graduated from Louisiana State University with a BA in Public Relations, and after pursuing a career in this realm for a few years, felt led to move into teaching of her biggest passion: theater. She adores the stage and encouraging the hearts of her students, and spends her free time with her husband, Stephen and  children, Colette and Everett. 


    South Campus humanities

    Devona graduated from Southwestern Christian University with a BS in General Studies. She taught Humanities/English for seven years at Claremore Christian School. In a change of pace, she moved to Dubai, UAE where she taught English and managed a zip line. Returning to Oklahoma, she became a legislative assistant for a State Representative. Devona enjoys visiting local coffee shops and is excited to return to the classroom. 

  • abbie james

    midtown & North CAMPUS drama

    Abbie James graduated from the University of Dallas with a degree in English Literature, and taught high school literature and drama in Dallas for two years. She was born and raised in Texas and prior to moving to Oklahoma City, Abbie directed many shows and musicals at a Texas community theater.

  • alex kelley

    midtown campus  humanities

    Alex is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he majored in History, Math, and minored in Ancient Greek. Alex served as a substitute teacher for Norman Public Schools and is enjoying teaching Humanities, Government/Econ at The Academy.

  • jenna klaAssen

    south campus humanities

    Jenna Klaassen graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BA in Philosophy and minors is English and Psychology.  Along with with her husband, Garrett, Jenna lived in Houston while she earned her MA in Philosophy from Houston Baptist Church. They moved to Oklahoma City to be near family and all four seasons.  

  • charlotte mills

    MIdtown & south CAMPUS science

    Charlotte served six years in the United States Air Force.  After her enlistment,  she completed her Bachelor degree in Science Education at the University of Oklahoma.  She also has a Masters in STEM Curriculum. She and her husband, Chris, have two children.

  • brittany noble

    midtown campus math

    Brittany graduated from California State University, Northridge (CSUN), with a BA and MS in Mathematics. She also has a MS in Economics from Baylor University. She taught math at CSUN, Baylor University, and most recently OBU over the course of approximately 10 years. She lives in Shawnee with her husband, Dr.Alan Noble, who is a professor of English at OBU. Dr. and Mrs. Noble have three children: Nora, Quentin, and Frances, who attend The Academy. 

  • maggie peery

    north campus science

    Maggie graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BA in Biology. Born in South Texas, raised in Louisiana, she now lives in Edmond, OK with her husband and two sons. She is inspired everyday by her students' thirst for knowledge and truth. Being able to teach about God's wonders while giving Him the glory is an overwhelming blessing to her life. She enjoys reading text that enables her to continue her pursuit of knowledge for God's world.  

  • Tony pyles


    Tony Pyles is a PhD candidate in Old Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, and holds an MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary and a BA in Linguistics from the University of Oklahoma. When he isn't reading a dead language, he is probably building something in the garage or going to the park with his wife and six children.
  • anne risch

    midtown CAMPUS  humanities

    Anne Risch spent two summers teaching English for the Defense University of Mongolia in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, before graduating from Oklahoma Baptist University in May 2010. She hopes, one day, to stumble into Narnia.

  • jake schulte

    north campus humanities

    Jake graduated from Ozark Christian College with a BA in Theology, and from Knox Theological Seminary with a MA in Classical Christian Studies. He and his wife Kendra have three daughters  who all proudly attend The Academy. Jake enjoys good books (served with coffee), telling endless stories and exploring the outdoors. In all likelihood, he spends too much time thinking about sci-fi and fantasy literature. 

  • Josh Spears

    midtown & SOUTH CAMPUS humanities

    Josh earned a BA in Theology at Hillsdale FWB College and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Oklahoma. While he serves as our Lyceum Director, Josh also teaches D&R Theology and Logic courses.

  • jennifer STALL

    midtown CAMPUS Spanish; South Campus Oral Presentation; Debate

    Jennifer earned a BA in Spanish and German from Oklahoma State University and  JD from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. In between her undergraduate and law school experiences, she studied and worked in Austria and later moved to Germany as a Fullbright, where she discovered her love of teaching.

  • Chism Young

    North Campus Humanities

    Chism Young is a proud Oklahoma native who graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2014. He and his wife Alia have two dogs, and in his free time he enjoys music, books, games of all kinds.