About Us

Our Mission and Our Team


The North Institute for Teaching and Learning promotes excellence in both conventional and alternative pedagogies in an ever-changing academic environment by exploring and applying innovative instructional models and tools and by fostering collaborative relationships among faculty.

Dr. Dvorak

Dr. James D. (Jim) Dvorak, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning; Director, North Institute for Teaching and Learning

Dr. Jim Dvorak holds a B.A. in Bible from Oklahoma Christian University (1995), a M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2000), a M.A. in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University (2004; major in Educational Technology Leadership), and Ph.D. from McMaster Divinity College (2012; major in Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics).

Dr. Bill Arbuckle

Dr. William J. (Bill) Arbuckle, Ph.D.

Instructional Technologist

Dr. Bill Arbuckle holds a B.S.E. in Mathematics from Oklahoma Christian University (1991), a M.Ed. in Secondary Administration from University of Central Oklahoma (1998), and a Ph.D. from The University of Oklahoma in Instructional Leadership/Academic Curriculum (2005; major emphasis in Technology & Mathematics Education). Before coming to Oklahoma Christian University, Bill taught mathematics for 20 years in the Edmond public schools.

Regina Kenton

Ms. Regina Kenton

Instructional Designer

Regina Kenton holds a Masters' degree from the University of Oklahoma in Instructional Design & Technology and B.A. in Music Education. She taught for 9 years in Putnam City and was an instructional coach for 2 years in Oklahoma City Public Schools. Her academic interests include Motivation, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, and Universal Design for Learning.