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  • John S. Homer, Ph.D.

    Professor of Economics

    John Homer, Ph.D. has worked at Olivet College since 1979. Professor Homer teaches all the college’s economics courses and is the program coordinator of civilization studies, one of the college’s four liberal arts core programs. His academic areas of specialization are resource economics, international trade and economic development. Professor Homer has received the Drs. Gorton…

    Phone: 269-749-7150

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  • Thomas Humphreys

    Director of Risk Management and Insurance Assistant Professor of Insurance and Risk Management

    Professor Tom Humphreys teaches business, insurance, risk management and financial planning courses at Olivet College. He has more than 25 years of business and insurance industry experience with both independent and captive agencies. Professor Humphreys has instructed property and casualty and life, accident and health insurance licensing courses, as well as continuing education courses for Kaplan University…

    Phone: 269-749-7612

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  • Areerat (Poy) Lertchaipitak, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Business Administration

    Professor Lertchaipitak’s schedule this fall includes instruction in finance and financial planning courses. She enjoys teaching in a variety of ways in order to benefit and appeal to students with different learning styles and has teaching experience in both face-to-face and online classroom settings. Lertchaipitak is interested in conducting research in financial decision making, behavioral…

    Phone: 269-749-4168

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  • Jackie Looser

    Assistant Professor of Accounting

    Professor Jackie Looser has served Olivet College since 2014, first as chief financial officer for three years before transitioning to assistant professor of business. Professor Looser’s teaching focuses on accounting, combining her two biggest passions, mentoring young minds and finances. “I originally came to Olivet College because I was attracted to the mission and compact…

    Phone: 269-749-6645

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  • Eakamon Oumtrakool, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Business

    Professor Oumtrakool joins Olivet this fall in the financial planning program, teaching courses on fundamentals of financial planning, investments and income taxation. He enjoys teaching because it allows him to witness firsthand and influence the ways in which students change and grow into positive and ethical financial planning professionals. Oumtrakool earned his bachelor’s degree in…

    Phone: 269-749-6606

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  • Michael Oyster

    Chair of Business Administration Department; Assistant Professor of Business Administration

    Michael Oyster, a 1977 Olivet College alumnus, led a storied career before returning to his alma mater to serve as professor of business administration. Oyster is responsible for teaching courses, leading the Phi Beta Lambda honor society for business majors and minors, and working to increase experiential learning opportunities for Olivet’s business students. As a…

    Phone: 269-749-7610

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  • Michael Weglarz

    Assistant Professor of Insurance and Risk Management

    Michael Weglarz is an assistant professor in the Risk Management and Insurance Center at Olivet College. He is a business leader and sales and marketing specialist with​ more than 20 years experience working in and developing marketing programs for the insurance, financial services and retail vertical markets. Professor Weglarz has spent most of his successful career working at industry-leading companies…

    Phone: 269-749-7574

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