Dr. Everett Piper is the fifth president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, established in 1909.

In his 15 years as president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Piper has become known for his defense of intellectual freedom. Piper advocates tirelessly for cultural courage grounded in the conservation of time-tested truths, and he is the 2016 recipient of the Jeane Kirkpatrick Award for Academic Freedom. His commentary on religion, education, leadership and politics is routinely featured in local and national news and talk-radio, where he persistently challenges the intolerant tolerance of today’s academic community.

Dr. Piper is the author of Why I Am A Liberal, and Other Conservative Ideas and the viral op-ed, “This is Not a Daycare, It’s a University”. His newest book on safe spaces and trigger warnings is the best-selling Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth. Piper has been featured on variety of media outlets including FOX News, FOX and Friends, FOX Business Channel, the Glenn Beck Show, The Factor with Bill O’Reilly, NRA TV, the Dana Loesch Show, The Adam Carolla Show, and the 700 Club with Pat Robertson.  He has also been a guest on dozens of talk-radio programs from coast to coast.

A native of Hillsdale Michigan, Dr. Piper grew up in a family that valued hard work, a mindset he carried with him as he moved from industry into pursuing a college degree. Dr. Piper attended Spring Arbor University for his undergraduate education, earned his M.A. from Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Dr. Piper and his wife, Marci, along with their two sons—Seth and Cobi—have served as OKWU’s First Family since August of 2002. Dr. Piper actively participates in the Bartlesville community and the Wesleyan church, and he serves on a variety of councils and boards relating to Christian leadership, public policy, and community service.


Books

NOT A DAY CARE: THE DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES OF ABANDONING TRUTH

DR. EVERETT PIPER

What has happened to the American spirit? We’ve gone from “Give me liberty, or give me death!” to “Take care of me, please.” Our colleges were once bastions of free speech; now they’re bastions of speech codes. Our culture once rewarded independence; now it rewards victimhood. Parents once taught their kids how to fend for themselves; now, any parent who tries may get a visit from the police.

In Not a Day Care, Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University and author of the viral essay, “This Is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!,” takes a hard look at what’s happening around the country–including the demand for “safe spaces” and trigger warnings at universities like Yale, Brandeis, and Oberlin–and digs in his heels against the sad and dangerous infantilization of the American spirit.

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WHY I AM A LIBERAL AND OTHER CONSERVATIVE IDEAS

DR. EVERETT PIPER

In a delightfully refreshing and revealing tone, Piper masterfully addresses the educational, social, political, and religious ideas that have shaped and continue to influence American culture.

Liberal readers will be challenged to consider Dr. Piper’s viewpoints and conservative readers will be thrilled to find a spokesperson for their frustrations.

Dr. Piper speaks boldly and unapologetically on issues such as natural law, unalienable rights, self-evident truths, and the unavoidable consequences that ideas have on personal, political, community and corporate wellbeing.

His commentary rhetorically confronts the reader to consider issues such as freedom, justice, common sense, human dignity, and moral objectivity. Piper is specifically passionate in arguing that postmodern political correctness is really nothing more than an unvarnished ploy to consolidate power among society’s elites and to, thus, restrict the individual freedoms and rights of the general public.

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THE WRONG SIDE OF THE DOOR – WHY IDEAS MATTER

DR. EVERETT PIPER

Everett Piper, Ph.D., is president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. His book “The Wrong Side of the Door – Why Ideas Matter” is a collection of commentaries and discussions relating to the fact that ideas have consequences and that liberty is found in understanding what is right, just and real.

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