John Starkey

John Starkey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theology and New Testament

Outstanding Faculty Award

May 2006


Dr. John Starkey is an Associate Professor of Theology and New Testament at Oklahoma City University.  He came to the university in 1998, after earning his doctorate from Boston University with the honor of being the first student in the religious studies program to pass his doctoral examinations “with distinction.”

Dr. Starkey has served as a congressional district coordinator for Bread for the World; he was a suicide hotline counselor with the Samaritans in Boston; and, he is a member of Pax Christi, the Catholic peace organization. In Boston, he taught in the Quaker Studies program and chaired his Quaker Meeting’s Fellowship and Outreach committee.  Dr. Starkey bills himself as “Catholic by tradition, Quaker by conviction, and a servant of the Methodists.” He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and the Phi Kappa Phi honors organizations, and he has been named Distinguished Honors Professor at OCU in 2001 and 2005. This year, Dr. Starkey was presented the Outstanding Faculty Award by a committee of his peers.

John enjoys music, movies, hiking, and photography, and particularly cherishes time he finds to read and write.