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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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