CAI Staff

Kyle Taylor, Director
Assistant Professor of Religion and Humanities, BC Center for Christian Ministry; Director BC Center for American Indians

Kyle Taylor brings leadership knowledge, community experience, and leadership development to Bacone College. Prior to Kyle's current position he served as Director of Learning Work for the Center for American Indians, and Director of Native American Programs at Bacone College. He has also served in American Indian Recruitment at the University of Oklahoma in High School and College Relations, and the Educational Opportunity Program at San Francisco State University. Kyle attended University of Oklahoma before serving the American Indian community for 20 years, in Christian leadership development. Kyle holds a Master's Degree in Leadership and will complete his doctorate in Organizational Leadership Development this year 2018.

Kyle is a long-time advocate of American Indian leadership development, and his research interests are in American Indian leadership development in higher education. and serves as assistant professor at Bacone in Religion, specializing in leadership, and ministry development. Kyle’s research has generated new knowledge in organizational direction, alignment and commitment, relevant to our American Indian contexts. Specifically, challenging ineffective non-indigenous leadership paradigms, in higher education, and ministry contexts, while creating and applying innovative leadership approaches.


John TimothyJohn Timothy, Cultural Interpreter

John was born and raised in Muskogee, OK, historically known as "Indian Capitol of the World". John has worked in the American Indian museum and education field since 1994, beginning at the Five Civilized Tribes Museum. There he worked full time as Staff Artist and Cultural Resources Liason from 1994-2000. Then in October of 2000, he was hired by Bacone College (Indian University) to be Director of the Ataloa Lodge Museum. Mr.Timothy was also chosen as Coordinator for the American Indian Arts and Crafts Club, under Bacone's Center for American Indians. In spring of 2014, John went to work exclusively for the Center for American Indians as Cultural Interpreter and continuing as the Center's arts and crafts club coordinator.

American Indian Student Engagement

3 Spring 2018 Work Study students (yet to be appointed)