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  • Ross Bohms

    Associate Professor of Mathematics

    Associate Professor Ross Bohms earned his bachelor’s degree from Olivet College in mathematics and a master’s degree in mathematics from Michigan State University. Though he has taught Nature of Mathematics, Geometry, Statistics, Advanced Calculus and Abstract Algebra, he more frequently teaches College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II and Discrete Mathematics. Prior to joining the…

    Phone: 269-749-7135

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  • Maria G. Davis, Ph.D.

    Provost; Professor of Biology

    Provost Maria Davis, Ph.D., earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Siena Heights University, her master’s in biology from Bowling Green State University and her doctorate in entomology from Michigan State University. Her post-doctoral work was in sustainable agriculture with a focus on muck crops, during which she was in  collaboration with commercial celery growers…

    Phone: 269-749-7643

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  • Leah R. Knapp, D.V.M.

    Director, Biology Program; Professor of Biology

    Dr. Leah Knapp graduated with a Bachelor of Science in animal science from Rutgers University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine. She has done post-doctoral course work in ecology and environmental toxicology at MSU and did epidemiology research while in veterinary school. A former veterinary…

    Phone: 269-749-7106

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  • Susanne Lewis, Ph.D.

    Chair of the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Department; Director of the Chemistry Program, Professor of Chemistry

    Professor Susanne Lewis has been teaching at Olivet College since 2004, and she has taught a wide range of chemistry courses with her primary focus being organic chemistry. As chair of the Mathematics and Natural Science Department, she works with department faculty to administer and advance the academic programs that are housed within the department.…

    Phone: 269-749-7629

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  • Erin Pavloski '13

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Natural & Physical Science

    Professor Erin Pavloski earned her bachelor’s degree from Olivet College in 2013, graduating in the top five of her class with a double major in environmental science and biology. She earned her master’s degree in fisheries and wildlife and graduate certificate in community engagement from Michigan State University in 2016. Her thesis work focused on…

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  • Janine Peters

    Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

    Professor Janine Peters teaches college algebra, courses in the calculus sequence, probability, statistics, advanced calculus, complex analysis and abstract algebra at Olivet College. She has received the Riethmeiller Award for excellence in teaching, the Donald A. Morris Award as the most influential professor of a top five graduate, and she was named a Livingston Professor,…

    Phone: 269-749-7659

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  • Blake Reed, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    Professor Blake Reed has taught at Olivet College since 2016 where he is the adviser of the chemistry seminar and teaches Introductory Chemistry, General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Chemical Instrumentation. Professor Reed received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Alma College in 2010 where his research focused on organic fragrance chemistry, specifically utilizing the allene-Claisen…

    Phone: 269-749-6607

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  • Marco Wiedenhoeft, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics

    Professor Marco Wiedenhoeft has worked at Olivet College since 2008. He teaches physics and introductory physics courses and associated labs for non-majors, and also several mathematics courses such as nature of mathematics, differential equations and linear algebra. Prof. Wiedenhoeft earned a bachelor’s and master’s in physics (“diplom physicist”) from the Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany, and…

    Phone: 269-749-7140

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  • John Wilterding, Ph.D.

    Professor of Biology

    Professor John Wilterding teaches introductory chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology and DNA science. He is originally from northeastern Wisconsin. Prof. Wilterding earned a bachelor’s in biology, chemistry and secondary education at University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, followed by a master’s degree in entomology and a doctorate in evolutionary biology from Michigan State University. While at MSU, Prof.…

    Phone: 269-749-7634

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