Chris VerschageProfessor of English
Division of English and Humanities
Courses TaughtEnglish Composition 1
English Composition 2
Introduction to Literature
BiographyI 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.