Olivet College

Professor Spotlights

  • Five Minutes With Cea Noyes, J.D.

    Cynthia “Cea” Noyes, J.D., has worked at Olivet College for nearly 25 years. She currently serves as chair of the Social Science Department, professor of sociology/anthropology and director of the Betsy Dole Women’s Resource Center. In her teaching, Professor Noyes aims to help students build on prior learning and apply classroom lessons to the world […]

  • Off to Save the World: Olivet’s Sociology/Anthropology Major

    Everybody wants to change the world, and Olivet’s sociology/anthropology major is setting students up to achieve that goal one day at a time. Cea Noyes, J.D., chair of the Social Science Department, professor of sociology/anthropology and director of the Betsy Dole Women’s Resource Center, emphasizes that the sociology/anthropology major encourages students to make a difference […]

  • Five Minutes With Mike Fales ’75 — Professor, Alumnus and Mentor

    Mike Fales ’75 currently serves as director of service learning and campus ministries and assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies and religion, but it’s nearly impossible to sum up the true impact he has made and continues to make at Olivet College. Professor Fales has worked at OC for more than 25 years and was deeply […]

  • Faculty Panel Celebrates 175 Years of Olivet College

    Recently, faculty members gathered for a Faculty Panel in celebration of 175 years of Olivet College. The theme of the panel was “Perspectives on Teaching and Learning at Olivet College.” Panelists included Art Stevens, Ph.D., professor emeritus of political science; Don Walker, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history; Jare Klein, head wrestling coach emeritus and professor […]

  • Five Minutes with Timothy Flynn, Ph.D., Professor of Music

    Timothy Flynn, Ph.D., serves as professor of music at Olivet College. Professor Flynn’s passion for music developed early in his childhood, and he even held the position of organist-choirmaster for a church at just 15-years-old. He has continued to hold similar roles at various types of churches and also has an extensive background in teaching […]

  • Five Minutes With Blake Reed, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    Blake Reed, Ph.D., serves as assistant professor of chemistry at Olivet College. His passion for teaching stems back to his time in high school, and Professor Reed hasn’t felt a tug toward another role since. He is particularly interested in inorganic chemistry and even holds a Ph.D. in the subject. While this may be Professor […]

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