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Warren Rieger

Assistant Professor of Humanities


Ph.D. (all but dissertation)
M.Ed., Phillips University
B.S., Phillips University

Contact Information

phone: 918.495.6067
e-mail: wrieger@oru.edu


Academic Highlights

Walking by one of Professor Rieger's history lecture classes, you are likely to hear lively discussion and dialogue which might cause one to question if this is truly a history class.  With a passion for teaching the past, Professor Rieger challenges himself to make history come alive for his students. While this is not always an easy task, especially in classes that are designed more for lecture than dialogue, he finds satisfaction in helping students connect with the subject matter.

Rieger and his wife moved to Tulsa in 2004 to be closer to their daughters. He enjoys playing tennis with his daughters and recently started playing tennis with his grandson. The sport is a big part of his life.

"I used to play tennis about every day," Rieger said. "I have two daughters who went to school on full-ride tennis scholarships. I played a lot of tennis with them."

Additionally, moving to Tulsa brought an opportunity for Rieger to teach at ORU, which allows him to spend the majority of his time doing what he truly loves-teaching and interacting with the students who are the favorite part of his job.

When not teaching, Rieger enjoys fly-fishing, a sport he was introduced to 14 years ago by a friend who is actually a professional fly-fisherman. Another pastime is writing. He has already written a
couple of screen-plays and is just waiting "for Hollywood to find" him.

Curriculum Vita