Dr. Ruby Libertus
Assistant Professor of International Relations
Dr. Ruby Libertus currently advises the International Relations and Global Studies degrees at Oral Roberts University. As a dual citizen, she speaks three languages, has traveled to over 30 countries, and was raised on the mission field spanning over three continents.
Dr. Libertus previously worked with World Bank, Asian Development Bank and the United States Agency for International Development. Libertus also has experience in the business world through an international management company, SISU, and has been the president of the United Nations Association of Eastern Oklahoma.
Her passion for international work has directed her towards numerous global projects throughout her career. She took the first ever all-female academic development/international relations trip to India and Sri Lanka, the first academic trip to the United Arab Emirates and Jordan and travelled to Asia for tsunami relief working with USAID and Habitat for Humanity. One of her passions inside the classroom is to make international relations practical and relevant to students, helping them to realize they can make a difference in people's lives. Her dedication to her students and efforts in international relations and development earned her the Alumni Mentoring through Service Learning Award in 2014. She continually leads and organizes service trips with students in an effort to develop leaders and challenge them in diverse settings.
Dr. Libertus trains students through academic trips, global crisis simulations, model United Nations, pertinent internships and relevant classes such as Protocol and Diplomacy. She has taken students to the Embassies, USAID, a major law firm and investment company in the Middle East, effective non-governmental organizations and to meet dignitaries as well as refugees. Libertus sits on the Study Abroad and Travel Committee and is a Global U and Forum advisor, honors that she continually utilizes to make a difference locally and globally. She continues to be on the board of United Nations Association and an active member of Tulsa Global Alliance.
Dr. Libertus received her B.A. in International Relations and M.A. in English as a Second Language from Oral Roberts University. She received her doctorate in Adult Education from Oklahoma State University. Her forte is preparing students for international work.