Mr. John P. Sample has been a
member of the faculty at Rogers State University since 1982.
He received a B.A.E. from Wichita State
University and a M.S. from Northeastern State University, with
additional graduate courses from Wichita State and the American Military
Mr. Sample is a former Army
officer, with service as an Infantry and Counterintelligence advisor
with South Vietnamese troops in the field and as a counterintelligence
operative and member of the General Staff of the United States Army
South in Latin America.
His last active
military duty was as the Deputy G-3 of the 193rd
Infantry Brigade in Panama.
After leaving the Army, he joined the
International Division of the Coleman Company, where he was the Sales
Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean before joining the
faculty at Rogers State College.
Mr. Sample was a Civil War
Reenactor for 20 years, eventually rising to the rank of Colonel and
commanding officer of the Frontier Brigade, the main Federal reenacting
unit in the center of the United States.
During part of that
time, he advised a student reenacting group on the campus of RSU called
Company B, 15th
He is currently involved in starting two new
The Claremore Celtic Society, a group
dedicated to the study and teaching of Celtic Culture; and a Renaissance
Club, dedicated to the study of the history, music, literature, and
theater of the Renaissance.
While at Rogers State
University (and its predecessors), Mr. Sample has taught History,
English Composition, and Spanish.
He helped develop a popular telecourse for
English Composition I, and developed and taught an online course in US
History to 1877.
He also teaches an upper division course on
the Civil War and is developing one on the Vietnam War.
He is a much-requested speaker throughout
the area on various subjects, most notably the Civil War.
He was elected Outstanding Student Group
Advisor for the school year 1999-2000 by the students.
In 2002 – 2003, he was elected Professor of
the year by the members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Mr. Sample has served on the
Faculty Senate, with very few breaks, from its inception.
was the Chair of the Senate for two years.
has also served on many different faculty committees.
He is currently Chair of the Academic
Policies and Procedures Committee.