PhD, University of California, Davis (1979) – Mathematics
MA, University of California, Davis (1972) – Mathematics
BS, California Polytechnic State University (1970) – Mathematics
Dr. Hennagin joined the OBU faculty in 1986 and teaches all levels of mathematics courses. His interests range from house work to jigsaw puzzles. On most days he can be found in his office working math puzzles while enjoying a half cup of coffee.
Office: JSC 318
Mr. Darin G. Buscher
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
MSE, Henderson State University (1996) – Mathematics
BSE, Ouachita Baptist University (1992) – Mathematics
BA, Ouachita Baptist University (1992) – Biblical Studies/Language
An OBU alum, “Spud” joined the faculty in 1996 and specializes in OBU’s courses for the preparation of mathematics teachers. Before returning to OBU, he taught at a high school, a junior high, a technical college, a community college, and a state university. He is a sports enthusiast and a master racquetball player.
Office: JSC 321
Dr. Jeffery D. Sykes
Department Chair & Professor of Mathematics
PhD, University of Kentucky (1999) – Mathematics
MS, Baylor University (1992) – Mathematics
BS, Baylor University (1991) – Mathematics
Dr. Sykes joined the OBU faculty in 2002 and teaches all levels of mathematics courses. He is a 2000-2001 fellow of Project NExT and the coordinator of the Arkansas Undergraduate Mathematics Competition. When he is trying to avoid grading, he enjoys spending time with his wife, participating in church programs, and reading comic books.
Office: JSC 319
Dr. Kayla B. Dwelle
Associate Professor of Mathematics
PhD, Purdue University (2007) – Mathematics
MS, Purdue University (2002) – Mathematics
BA, California State University, Sacramento (1999) – Mathematics & Statistics
Dr. Dwelle joined the OBU faculty in 2007 and teaches all levels of mathematics courses. Her dissertation topic was in the field of linear algebra. She enjoys recruiting new players to play Cities & Knights, and she has a deep and abiding obsession with prime numbers.
Office: JSC 317
Dr. Jeff Matocha
Associate Professor of Computer Science
PhD, University of Alabama (1998) – Computer Science
MS, Louisiana Tech University (1995) – Computer Science
BS, University of Central Arkansas (1992) – Computer Science
Dr. Matocha joined the OBU faculty in 2008 and teaches all levels of computer science courses. When he is not otherwise engaged by his students, he enjoys spending time with his family. As evidenced by his mugshot at right, he’s not afraid to show his silly side.
Office: JSC 322