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Faculty and Staff  

Adam Borth
Marlys Cervantes
Ryan Doom

Robin Graves
Julie Kratt
Deborah Layton

Amy McWhirt
Lois Sampson
Meg Smith
Part-Time Instructors


Adam Borth

Director of Communications, Instructor of Public Speaking

  • Bachelors of Science in Mass Communications, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Masters of Education, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Baker University (Completion: 2015)
  • AQIP Steering Committee Member
  • Global Learning Outcomes Committee Chair
  • Professional Development Committee Member and Subcommittee Chair
  • Marketing Committee Member
  • 2012 NISOD Excellence Award Recipient
  • 2012 SIDLIT Presentation: Teaching Public Speaking Online
  • 2013 KCM Presentation: Jack of All Trades Journalism
  • 2013 NISOD Presentation: Incorporating Projects to Enhance Cross-Curricular Learning

Office: Brown Center, Room 206
Phone: 620.44.5278

Marlys Cervantes

Marlys Cervantes Humanities Department Chairperson
Instructor, English, Composition, Literature, Creative Writing
Arkansas City Campus

  • BA - Oklahoma State University
  • MA - English (Native American Literature), Oklahoma State University
  • NISOD Master Teacher Award
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers
  • Have presented at NISOD, NADE and Pop Culture conferences
  • Popular Culture Association
  • Tiger Booster of the Year 2004
  • Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence 2005-2006
  • Active in community organizations, such as RAIN Team, crisis intervention, Ponca Playhouse, and other arts organizations.
  • Commencement Speaker 2007, Cowley College

    Office: Brown Center, Humanities Office #130
    Phone: 620.441.5560
Ryan Doom

Instructor, English, Composition, Fiction Writing, Screenwriting, and Intro to CinemaDoom
Arkansas City Campus

  • BA – Wichita State University – Communication (Journalism)
  • MFA – Wichita State University – Creative Writing 
  • Has presented at the PC/AC and SWPCA conferences
  • Freelance journalist
  • Published in Mikrokosmos (2008 issue, Vol. 54) One short story entitled “European Mount” plus two photos, including the cover
  • Winner of the Carol and Elton Holman Screenwriting Award
  • Film critic for
  • Has a book of film analysis, The Brothers Coen: Unique Characters of Violence, due in Fall of 2009 through Praeger Press

Office: Brown Center, Humanities Office #127
Phone: 620.441.5306

Robin Graves
Robin Graves

Humanities Secretary
Arkansas City Campus

  • AAS, Cowley College
  • BS, Mississippi College
  • Additional course work at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Southwestern College

Office: Brown Center, Humanities Office #120
Phone: 620.441.5252

Julie Kratt

Julie Kratt

Instructor, English and Composition
Arkansas City Campus

  • BA - English, Evangel College
  • MEd Education, Southwestern College
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers 1998, 2002, 2007
  • NISOD Master Teacher Award 1998
  • 1998 Ark City Christian Academy teacher, 5 years.
  • Cowley College part-time instructor, 7 years prior to becoming full time in 2004

Office: Brown Center, Humanities Office #129
Phone: 620.441.5385

Deborah Layton

Humanities Instructor: English, Composition, and American Literaturelayton
Arkansas City Campus

  • BA – Theatre, Oklahoma State University
  • MS – Teaching Learning and Leadership, Oklahoma State University
  • District Teacher of the Year, Blackwell Public Schools
  • Education Association member
  • Member of the National Council of Teachers of English
  • AQIP Action Project team member on Global Learning
  • Phi Theta Kappa Sponsor
  • Member of the Learning Success Team

    Office: Brown Center, Humanities office 125
    Phone: 620.441.5325

Amy McWhirt

Director of Academic Preparation - Humanities
Arkansas City
Amy McWhirt

  • BA - History/Spanish, Southwestern College
  • MEd - Southwestern College
  • Additional Graduate studies, ESOL, Emporia State University
  • Recipient National Security Exchange Program Grant to study in Mexico
  • Presenter NISOD and NADE conferences
  • Endowed Chair, 2010-2012
  • NISOD Excellence Award, 2011
  • Co-directs the Multi-Cultural Scholars Mentoring Program.

    Office:  Humanities Office #129
    Phone: 620.441.5397
Lois Sampson
Lois Sampson

Instructor, Composition, Literature, Interpersonal Communications,
Arkansas City Campus

  • BA - Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, Oklahoma
  • MEd - Southwestern College, Winfield
  • Kansas Master Teacher Award
  • Ark City High School English and History Teacher, 5 years
  • Private school English and History teacher, 4 years

    Office: Brown Center, Humanities Office #126
    Phone: 620.441.5254

Meg Smith
Lois Sampson

Director of journalism, Adviser Cowley Press, Sponsor of journalism club, Instructor
Arkansas City Campus and online

  • BA – liberal studies, University of Washington
  • MM – educational technology, Pepperdine University
  • Association of Collegiate Press member
  • KACP member
  • Journalism Club sponsor

Office: Kerr Technology, 104A
Phone: 620.441.5287
Sponsor: Journalism Club


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