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  • Brittany (Berry) Zandstra

    Head Coach Women's Basketball

    Phone: 269-749-7490

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  • Suresh Acharya

    Assistant Provost for IT and Auxiliary Services

    Phone: 269-749-7583

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  • Regina Armstrong, Ph.D

    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; Director of Criminal Justice

    Professor Regina Armstrong is an experienced criminal justice teacher and advisor. She taught as an adjunct instructor at Baker College, Westshore Community College and Ferris State University while working full-time in the prison system in Michigan. Prof. Armstrong worked at Lake County Sheriff Department prior to being hired as a training lieutenant at Michigan Youth…

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  • Lisa Ash

    Head Coach Cheer, Dance Stunt

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  • Delstene Atkinson

    Special Assistant to the President

    Phone: 269-749-7672

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  • Nicole M. Baker

    Assistant Dean for Academic Records

    Phone: 269-749-7390

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  • Cindy Ballard

    Housekeeper

    Phone: 269-749-7646

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  • Lyza Ballard

    Mental Health Triage Counselor

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  • Nina Baranowski

    Staff Accountant

    Phone: 269-749-7700

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  • Laura A. Barlond-Maas

    Associate Professor of English

    Professor Laura Barlond-Maas teaches advanced composition, children’s literature, and is currently teaching Honors Seminar, a course for students in the Global Citizen’s Honors Program. She enjoys teaching novels, whether for nineteenth century literature or a course called ethnicities. Professor Barlond-Maas leads a number of faculty development workshops at Olivet College and has developed several long-term…

    Phone: 269-749-7678

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  • Joseph Barrs

    Director of Enrollment Data and Analytics

    Phone: 269-749-6671

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  • Alissa Belcastro

    Residence Hall Director

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  • Elaine Bell

  • Andrew Benkovsky

    Assistant Coach for Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country

    Phone: 269.749.7117

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  • Matthew Bennett

    Maintenance Tradesperson

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  • Jen Betts

    Housekeeper

    Phone: 269-749-7646

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  • Ikaika Binkowski

    Admissions Representative

    Ikaika Binkowski serves as an admissions representative at Olivet College. He places a strong value on higher education, noting it has the power to help any person from any background unlock a brighter future. “The college experience is vital in the growth and success of individuals no matter how young or old,” Ikaika said. “College…

    Phone: 269-749-7699

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  • Ross Bohms

    Associate Professor of Mathematics

    Professor Ross Bohms earned his bachelor’s degree from Olivet College in mathematics and a master’s in mathematics from Michigan State University. He teaches courses in nature of mathematics, precalculus, calculus I and II, as well as geometry, discrete mathematics and abstract algebra. Prior to joining the faculty at Olivet College, Professor Bohms taught mathematics and…

    Phone: 269-749-7135

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  • Brandon Brissette

    Head Wrestling Coach

    Phone: 269-749-7671

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  • Darrick Brown

    Head Coach, Softball

    Phone: 269-749-4165

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  • Rob Brownell

    Head Coach, Swimming & Diving

    Phone: 269-749-7195

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  • Tiffany Brumbaugh

    Administrative Assistant for Admissions

    Phone: 269-749-7131

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  • Dustin Byrd, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Humanities

    Dustin J. Byrd, Ph.D., serves as associate professor of humanities, teaching courses in philosophy, religion and Arabic. Dr. Byrd studied comparative religion and critical theory at Western Michigan University, where he completed his bachelor’s and master’s degree under the direction of the critical theorist Dr. Rudolf J. Siebert. He later received his Ph.D. in social…

    Phone: 269-749-7382

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  • Jack Caporuscio

    Assistant Director of Annual Giving & Stewardship

    Phone: 269-749-7192

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  • Doug Carter

    Head Coach Women's Soccer

    Phone: 269-749-7155

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  • Karen Chaney, Ph.D.

    Dean of Faculty; Chair, Liberal Arts Core Curriculum; Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Ethics

    Professor Karen Chaney teaches in the areas of religious studies, ethics and philosophy, and also serves as dean of faculty and director of the liberal arts core program. She has a long-standing commitment to liberal arts education as a means for deepening our awareness of the human experience and for enriching our lives. Professor Chaney…

    Phone: 269-749-7726

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  • Lisa Collins

    Graphic Designer & Brand Manager

    Phone: 269-749-7514

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  • Kelly Collins-Zuck, '10

    Assistant Director of Campus Safety

    Phone: 269-749-7911

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  • Larry Colvin

    Director of Facilities Management

    Phone: 269-749-7668

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  • Steven M. Corey, Ph.D.

    Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., joined Olivet College as its 27th president in the fall of 2010. Olivet College, located in southcentral Michigan, is a private liberal arts institution guided by its values-based motto, Education for Individual and Social Responsibility. As such it has come to be known for successfully preparing a diverse student community for not…

    Phone: 269-749-7642

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  • Traci Corey

    Presidential Spouse, Director of Women’s Leadership Institute

    Traci Corey is the president and owner of 10th Dimension Leadership Coaching and Consulting LLC. She is also the director of the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) and presidential spouse at Olivet College (OC) in Olivet, Michigan. Traci also serves on the ATHENA International Board of Directors and in 2018, she was honored as an ATHENA Leadership…

    Phone: 269-749-7667

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  • Christopher Crosby

    Maintenance Tradesperson

    Phone: 269-749-7646

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  • Maria G. Davis, Ph.D.

    Provost and Dean of the College; Professor of Biology

    Professor Maria Davis earned her bachelor’s from Siena Heights University, master’s in biology from Bowling Green State University and doctorate in entomology from Michigan State University. Her doctorate research was in landscape entomology and focused on the ecology and natural enemies of a home lawn pest called the cinch bug. Her post-doctoral work was in…

    Phone: 269-749-7643

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  • Andrew DeBruyn

    Head Coach, Men's and Women's Tennis

    Phone: 269.749.7116

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  • Mark DeRuiter

    Director of Business Services; Interim CFO

    Phone: 269-749-7133

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  • Luke Dewitt

    Head Coach Men's Volleyball

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  • Wade Dickinson

    Groundskeeping

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  • Shelby Dixon

    Assistant Baseball Coach

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  • Meredith Dodson, M.F.A.

    Chair, Arts and Humanities Department; Director of Writing Program; Assistant Professor of Writing

    Professor Dodson teaches creative non-fiction writing and serves as the director of the writing program. “I’m thrilled to be here at Olivet and to join a strong writing program,” said Dodson. “I love the start of a new school year, how there’s a rush of planning, new people to meet and all sorts of possibilities.…

    Phone: 269-749-6613

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  • Gayl Dotts

    Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Student Engagement

    Phone: 269-749-7645

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  • Jeremy Duby

    Directory of Bands

    Jeremy Duby is the director of bands at Olivet College, where he conducts the College Wind Ensemble and Marching Comets. He is also the music director for the Warren Concert Band, where he serves as only the third music director in the band’s 45-year history. Professor Duby earned his master’s degree in music in wind…

    Phone: 269-749-7158

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  • Tim Eilola

    Admissions Representative

    Tim Eilola serves as an admissions representative at Olivet College. As a recent college graduate himself, Tim is passionate about helping students explore their own educational opportunities. “I especially enjoy working with students from northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula because I grew up in Sault Ste. Marie,” Tim said. “Talking to students who come…

    Phone: 269-749-6699

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  • Thia Eller, M.F.A

    Associate Professor of Art

    After earning a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art with a concentration in figurative sculpture, Professor Cynthia (Thia) Eller went on to complete an MFA from the University of Michigan School of Medical and Biological Illustration. After several years as a freelance medical illustrator, Professor Eller joined the teaching faculty at Olivet…

    Phone: 269-749-7120

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  • Curt Ellis

    Adjunct Instuctor - Art

    Phone: 269-749-7118

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  • Judy M. Fales

    Library Director

    Phone: 269-749-7595

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  • Michael F. Fales

    Director of Service Learning and Campus Ministries; Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    After a 16-year career as a hotel general manager with Residence Inn, Hilton and Omni hotel franchises, Mike Fales returned to his alma mater in 1992. He initially served as director of the annual fund and director of alumni engagement, later taking responsibility for church relations. Professor Fales currently serves as director of Service Learning and…

    Phone: 269-749-7624

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  • Debra K. Farmer

    Business Office Specialist - Junior Accountant/Accounts Payable

    Phone: 269-749-7604

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  • Timothy Flynn, Ph.D.

    Professor of Music

    Timothy Flynn, Ph.D., professor of music, has worked at Olivet College since 2002. He received his undergraduate degree from George Mason University, and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in musicology from Northwestern University. He is professor of music at Olivet College where he conducts the choral ensembles and teaches music history, music theory and interdisciplinary courses…

    Phone: 269-749-7660

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  • Michael Fredericks

    Associate Professor of Computer Science

    Professor Michael Fredericks has worked at Olivet College since 2002. He teaches a variety of computer courses, including introductory and advanced computer information systems, web design and development, spreadsheet/database systems as well as self and community. With extensive knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash applications, Professor Fredericks owns and operates his own website design company.…

    Phone: 269-749-7628

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  • Lisa Furman, Ph.D.

    Associate Dean for Accreditation, Compliance and Academic Quality

    Phone: 269-749-7682

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  • Matthew Gay

    Head Coach of Outdoor Recreation and Competitive Clay Target Program

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  • DeShawn Gilbert

    Assistant Football Coach

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  • Joshua Gillespie

    Coordinator of Student Success Initiatives

    Joshua Gillespie serves as the coordinator of student success initiatives at Olivet College. In his role, Joshua works directly with student to help them be successful while on campus and beyond. He has a deep passion for higher education and extensive experience in the field. In his former role as assistant director of residence education…

    Phone: 269-749-7763

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  • Terri Glasgow, J.D.

    Director of Human Resources

    Phone: 269-749-7623

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  • Taylor Gorr, '16

    Media Communications Manager

    Phone: 269-749-7593

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  • Shawn M. Hagadon

    Student Account Specialist

    Phone: 269-749-7607

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  • Will Hagerty, 06

    Assistant Professor of Psychology

    Will Hagerty joins the full time Olivet College faculty to serve as visiting assistant professor of psychology after holding the role of adjunct instructor for five years. He will continue to work closely with the Social Sciences Department faculty in developing curriculum and teaching his usual course load in the clinical field. Professor Hagerty is…

    Phone: 269-749-7614

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  • Samuel A. Hargraves

    Head Coach Men's Basketball

    Phone: 269-749-7126

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  • Sandra K. Harmon

    Housekeeper

    Phone: 269-749-7646

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  • Ashley Harwood

    Assistant Director for Alumni Engagement

    Phone: 269-749-7626

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  • Michael Hebenstreit

    Supervisor, Housekeeping

    Phone: 269-749-7646

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  • Brian Heisler

    Maintenance Tradesperson

    Phone: 269-749-6601

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  • Anthony Heisler

  • Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer, Ph.D.

    Professor of Humanities

    A Michigan native, Professor Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer has taught college courses since 1988. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Hope College, his master’s degree in English and creative writing from Western Michigan University and his doctorate in English from Michigan State University. While earning his doctorate, Professor Hendershott-Kraetzer studied sixteenth and seventeenth century English…

    Phone: 269-749-7621

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  • Geoff Henson

    Sports Information Director

    Phone: 269-749-7602

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  • Alisha Herrera

    On Campus Recruitment Specialist

    Phone: 269-749-7181

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  • Sarah Vanden Heuvel

    Assistant Director of Student Services

    Phone: 269-749-6659

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  • Jenessa Hicks

    Admissions Representative

    Jenessa Hicks graduated from Olivet College in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in special education and minors in English and physical education, following her dreams to help students reach their goals. As an admissions representative, Jenessa is now utilizing this passion to help high school students earn a college education in a familial environment –…

    Phone: 269-749-7226

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  • Paul Hoffman

  • 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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  • Brenda S. Hopkins

    Assistant Director, Chartwells

    Phone: 269-749-7378

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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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  • Haley Hunnewell

    Assistant Athletic Director

    Phone: 269-749-7570

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  • Dylan Hunt

    Assistant Football Coach

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  • Dave Jackson

    Head Coach, Men's and Women's Bowling

    Phone: 517-588-9175

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  • Libby Jean

    Director of Student Services

    Phone: 269-749-7655

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  • Jamilia Johnson

    Women's Leadership Institute Coordinator & Recruiter

    Phone: 269-749-7667

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  • Katherine Jones

    Faculty Curriculum Developer

    Phone: 269-749-7218

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  • Jennifer Joppie

    Administrative Assistant to the Provost

    Phone: 269-749-7524

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  • Nick Juday

    Health and Human Performance Department Chair; Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance

    Professor Nick Juday earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education with a concentration in exercise science at Manchester (College) University, Ind. His master’s degree is also in physical education with an emphasis in exercise science from Western Michigan University (WMU). During his studies, he researched human performance and wrote his master’s thesis, “An Investigation of…

    Phone: 269-749-7269

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  • Bryce Katz

    ITS System and Network Technician

    Phone: 269-749-6623

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  • Doug Kellar

    Vice President for Enrollment Management

    Doug Kellar serves as vice president for enrollment management at Olivet College. A native of Ohio, his career in higher education began in 1987 as an admissions counselor at Muskingum College in New Concord. Doug worked in the admission office at Muskingum for the next 13 years, advancing in the enrollment management field and serving…

    Phone: 269-749-7658

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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 degree in animal science from Rutgers University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Michigan State University 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…

    Phone: 269-749-7106

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  • Craig W. Korpela, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of History and Political Science

    Professor Craig Korpela earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, a master’s in history from Oakland University and a doctorate in public administration from Western Michigan University. Prof. Korpela has studied the Finno-Soviet Winter War and the Finnish–American immigrant experience. His dissertation research explored federal cabinet and sub-cabinet sexual scandals. As an instructor,…

    Phone: 269-749-7686

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  • Andrew Kreichelt

    Athletics Business Operations Manager

    Phone: 269-749-6689

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  • Cameron Lake

    Information Technology Management Technician

    Phone: 269-749-7400

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  • Emily Lash

    Major Gifts Officer

    Phone: 269-749-6691

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  • Mike Lazusky

    Director of Adult Professional and Graduate Programs

    Mike Lazusky serves as the director of adult professional and graduate programs in the Olivet College Office of Admissions. In his role, Mike supports the College’s RN-BSN Program, Master of Business Administration in Insurance and Criminal Justice Professional Degree Completion Program. Mike has an extensive background in higher education, specializing in the areas of admissions,…

    Phone: 269-749-6612

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  • Richard Lehman

    Student Services and Housing Coordinator

    Phone: 269-749-7175

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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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  • Susanne Lewis, Ph.D.

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

    Professor Susanne Lewis earned a bachelor’s in chemistry from Regis College and doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of New Hampshire with a focus on mechanistic studies in carbene and polyurethane chemistry. Her dissertation research explored photolysis of a phenanthrene-based carbene precursor, mechanistic studies of triazinanetriols and difunctional isocyanates using calorimetry, and computational studies…

    Phone: 269-749-7629

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  • Megan Lizotte

    Regional Director for Development

    Phone: 269-749-7673

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  • Linda Logan, Ph.D.

    Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

    Phone: 269-749-6669

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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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  • Chad Loveless

    Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

    Phone: 269-749-7674

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  • Karen Lutzke

    Head Coach, Men's and Women's Track & Cross Country

    Phone: 269-749-6686

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  • Bill Maas

    Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach, Student Athlete Academic Support Liaison

    Phone: 269-749-7567

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  • Nikki Magie, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Social Science; Archivist

    Professor Nikki Magie is a historian. She’s also a world traveler, a professor, an archivist and a lifelong student. Prof. Magie’s love and passion for history sprouts from her will to learn about as many aspects of human life as possible. Her path has led her to learn and research topics like world history, migration…

    Phone: 269-749-7177

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  • Warren Maloney

    Associate Head Football Coach; Football Defensive Coordinator

    Phone: 269-749-7640

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