Dr. Agena Farmer
Assistant Professor of Organizational/Interpersonal Communication
Dr. Farmer's love for the University began when watching Oral Roberts on television. It was still there through her years of attending Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in education. She taught six years of high school in the public school system in Missouri and then, when looking for a change in career, began teaching on the University level at Drury University in Springfield.
The call of ORU was growing stronger and though friends and family still lived in Missouri, Farmer made the move to Tulsa to teach Organizational/Interpersonal Communication here. She said that when she came for the interview, she felt like she was coming home.
Helping students to develop creative ideas and learn to express them well has always been a driving force in her teaching. She is able to do what she knows God has called her to do: be a positive influence on the students here. Through the funding of alumni, she has been able to organize a debate team. They have received numerous awards including winning the Junior Varsity NPDA National Championship with a novice team, a National Championship in IPDA, and the team has won numerous Sweepstakes trophies at tournaments in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
If she listed her other loves they would include attending Church on the Move in Tulsa where she volunteers in the productions department.
When it comes down to it, Farmer watched God take her from a simpler life in a small town in Missouri and bring her to the big city of Tulsa, Oklahoma where she is very happy. “This is what I have to share with students here: God is on your side and He will take you to places that are exceedingly abundantly above all you can ask or think.”