**Dr. Stephen C. Hennagin**

Professor of Mathematics

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.

Email: hennagin@obu.edu

Phone: 870-245-5596

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.

Email: buscherd@obu.edu

Phone: 870-245-5511

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.

Email: sykesj@obu.edu

Phone: 870-245-5328

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.

Email: dwellek@obu.edu

Phone: 870-245-5326

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.

Email: matochaj@obu.edu

Phone: 870-245-5329

Office: JSC 322