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  • John S. Homer, Ph.D.

    Professor of Economics

    John Homer, Ph.D., has worked at Olivet College since 1979. He teaches economics courses, and his academic areas of specialization are resource economics, international trade and economic development. Professor Homer has received the Drs. Gorton and Peggy Riethmiller Adviser of the Year Award and the Drs. Gorton and Peggy Riethmiller Teacher of the Year Award…

    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 teaches courses in financial planning. 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 finance, financial satisfaction and financial literacy.…

    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 joined Olivet College in fall 2016, teaching courses in personal financial planning and corporate finance. 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 finance from Kasetsart University in…

    Phone: 269-749-6606

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  • Michael Oyster

    Chair of the Business Department; Associate Professor of Business Administration

    Professor Michael Oyster, a 1977 Olivet College alumnus, led a storied career before returning to his alma mater in 2012. He is currently chair of the Business Department and associate professor of business administration. Professor Oyster is responsible for the business programs, including computer science and information technology as of 2020, the Risk Management and…

    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 of experience working in and developing marketing programs for the insurance, financial services and retail vertical markets. Professor Weglarz has spent most of his…

    Phone: 269-749-7574

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