OCCC Faculty

Chris Verschage

Professor of English
Division of English and Humanities
Programs: English

Courses Taught

English Composition 1
English Composition 2
Comparative Religions
Introduction to Literature


I am happy to be here at OCCC. I am not a "native Oklahoman" but a "northern transplant."  I grew up in Lansing, Michigan, and received there most of my college experience. I attended Lansing Community College, where I received my Associate's degree; and then transferred to Michigan State University, where I received my Bachelor's degree in both English and Psychology.
Upon completing my B.A., I transferred to Northern Arizona University, where I received my Master's degree in English.
     Prior to working here, I was an Adjunct Professor in English for the Maricopa Community College District for eight years; and at the same time, I was a Reading Specialist for the ABC Phonetic Reading School in Phoenix.  Then in 1999, I was hired as a full-time instructor at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, where I worked until I was hired here full-time at OCCC in Aug. 2005. 

This December 2011, my wife and I will be celebrating our 30th year anniversary. We have 4 children, 3 grandchildren, and 3 Pomeranian-Poodles, and I am also currently a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God. In Nov. 2012, I am planning on completing the requirements for my ordination.  For more information about me, please consult my personal home page.

Chris Verschage

Email: cverschage@occc.edu
Phone: (405) 682-1611
Office location: Arts and Humanities Center - Room 1D4C
Office hours:

Please refer to your syllabus for my office hours. If you are not currently enrolled in one of my classes, please email me or give me a call. That contact information is provided on this page. Or contact the Division of English and Humanities at 405-682-7558 to get my current office hours.

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