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  • Edward Corniel

    Campus Safety Officer

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  • Brittany (Berry) Zandstra

    Women's Basketball Head Coach

    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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  • Jade Antolec

    Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

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  • Regina Armstrong, Ph.D.

    Director of Criminal Justice Program; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice;

    Dr. Regina Armstrong is an experienced criminal justice teacher and adviser. 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. Dr. 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 for Cheer and Dance/Stunt

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  • Delstene Atkinson

    Interim Vice President for Advancement, Special Assistant to the President and Provost

    Phone: 269-749-7672

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  • Nicole Baker

    Assistant Dean for Academic Records

    Phone: 269-749-7390

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  • Brad Baker

    Assistant Director of Campus Safety

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  • Cindy Ballard

    Housekeeper

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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 English in classes designed for students across all majors, as well as courses designed for students majoring in English and writing. Whether an introductory literature course, advanced composition or children’s literature, Professor Barlond-Maas simply loves to teach. She brings energy and enthusiasm to the classroom that encourages all students to become…

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  • Joseph Barrs

    Director of Enrollment Data and Analytics

    Phone: 269-749-6671

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  • 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

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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…

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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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  • Brandon Brissette

    Head Wrestling Coach

    Phone: 269-749-7671

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  • Girard Brown

    Residence Hall Director

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  • Allison Brown

    Shipherd Hall Director

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  • Rob Brownell

    Head Coach for Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving

    Phone: 269-749-7195

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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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  • Doug Carter

    Head Coach for Men's and Women's Soccer

    Phone: 269-749-7155

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  • Jennifer Cassell

    Head Softball Coach

    Phone: 269-749-7102

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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…

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  • Lisa Collins

    Graphic Designer and Brand Manager

    Phone: 269-749-7514

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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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  • Christopher Crosby

    Maintenance Tradesperson

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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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  • Andrew DeBruyn

    Head Coach for 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 for Men's Volleyball

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  • Wade Dickinson

    Groundskeeping

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  • Shelby Dixon

    Head Baseball Coach

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  • Meredith Dodson, M.F.A.

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

    Professor Meredith Dodson has been teaching creative writing and composition at Olivet College since 2016. She serves as director of the writing program and as the faculty adviser to the College’s literary journal, The Garfield Lake Review. Professor Dodson’s educational background consists of an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Georgia College and State University…

    Phone: 269-749-6613

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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 the 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 49-year history. Mr. Duby earned his Master of Music degree in…

    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…

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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…

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  • Curt Ellis

    Associate Professor of Art

    Professor Curt Ellis, MFA, joined the Olivet College faculty full-time in 2019 after serving five semesters as an adjunct instructor. He teaches graphic design courses in the Arts and Humanities Department. Professor Ellis aims to create a hands-on learning environment for students to gain real-world experiences before entering the workforce. Professor Ellis has taught college-level…

    Phone: 269-749-7118

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  • Judy M. Fales, M.L.S.

    Director of Burrage Library; International Students Co-Adviser

    Judy Fales is the librarian and director of Burrage Library.  She conducts the library education sessions that guide students in use of the digital databases and the book collection. She is particularly motivated by looks on students’ faces when they use these massive resources and find the information they need. Judy came to the College in 1992…

    Phone: 269-749-7595

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  • Michael F. Fales, M.Div./M.Min.

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

    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…

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  • Debra K. Farmer

    Business Office Specialist; Junior Accountant/Accounts Payable/Student Loan Processor

    Phone: 269-749-7604

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  • Allison Lee Fletcher, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance

    Allison Lee Fletcher has a Ph.D. in leisure behavior with a minor in law from Indiana University. Her areas of expertise predominately lie within the legal aspects of sport and recreation, social equity and sport/recreation management. Prior to joining Olivet College, Dr. Fletcher was a professor of sport management at Marshall University and Adelphi University…

    Phone: 269-749-7676

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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…

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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 Academic Quality; Assistant Professor of Music and Education

    Lisa J. Furman, Ph.D., is the associate dean for academic quality at Olivet College where she oversees accreditation, compliance and academic assessment initiatives at the College. She is a member of the Peer Corps Review for the Higher Learning Commission, and she is a graduate of the Olivet College Leadership Academy. During her tenure at…

    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 Hagadon

    Student Account Specialist

    Phone: 269-749-7607

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  • Will Hagerty, Ph.D.

    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…

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  • Samuel R. Hargraves

    Head Coach for Men's Basketball

    Phone: 269-749-7126

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  • Sandra K. Harmon

    Housekeeper

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  • Ashley Harwood, '18

    Assistant Director for Alumni Engagement

    Phone: 269-749-7626

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  • Michael Hebenstreit

    Housekeeping Supervisor

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  • Anthony Heisler

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    Maintenance Tradesperson

    Phone: 269-749-6601

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  • Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer, Ph.D.

    Professor of Humanities; Global Citizen Honors Program Director

    A Michigan native, Professor Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer has taught college courses since 1988, serving more than 20 years full time at Olivet College. He teaches composition, rhetoric and creative writing (fiction, poetry, screenwriting); British literature; cultural studies; and film and television criticism and theory. Professor Hendershott-Kraetzer also teaches courses in the Global Citizens Honors Program, which…

    Phone: 269-749-7621

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  • Geoff Henson

    Sports Information Director

    Phone: 269-749-7602

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  • Alisha "Ally" Herrera

    On Campus Recruitment Specialist

    Phone: 269-749-7181

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  • Jenessa Hicks, '12

    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. 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…

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  • Brenda Hopkins

    Chartwells Dining Services

    Phone: 269-749-7378

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  • Thomas Humphreys, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, CIC

    Director of Insurance and Risk Management Program; Assistant Professor of Insurance and Risk Management

    Thomas Humphreys, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, CIC, serves as the director of the Insurance and Risk Management Center at Olivet College. In addition to leading the program, Professor Humphreys also serves as an assistant professor. Prior to joining the Olivet College faculty, Professor Humphreys led a successful career in the insurance industry and served in other…

    Phone: 269-749-7612

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  • Haley Hunnewell, J.D.

    Assistant Athletic Director

    Phone: 269-749-7570

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  • Dylan Hunt

    Assistant Football Coach

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  • Dave Jackson

    Head Coach for 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 and 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

    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…

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  • Leah R. Knapp, D.V.M.

    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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  • Craig Korpela, Ph.D.

    Associate 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,…

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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 Admissions

    Mike Lazusky serves as the director of adult professional and graduate admissions at Olivet College. In his role, Mike supports the College’s RN-BSN program, Master of Business Administration program and Criminal Justice Professional Degree Completion program. Mike has an extensive background in higher education, specializing in the areas of admissions, teaching, coaching and sports administration.…

    Phone: 269-749-6612

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  • Richard Lehman

    Financial Aid

    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 of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Department; Associate 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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  • 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 Coachfor Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country

    Phone: 269-749-6686

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  • Bill Maas, '89

    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 Sciences; Archivist

    Nikki Magie, Ph.D., assistant professor of social sciences and Olivet College archivist, is a world historian. She’s also a world traveler, a professor, an archivist and a lifelong student. Dr. 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…

    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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  • Lorraine Manier, D.N.P.

    Director of Nursing Education; Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Phone: 269-749-7437

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  • Barbara McCalley

    Administrative Assistant to the Office of Student Engagement and RN-BSN Department

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  • Michele McCauley

    Executive Director of Communications and Marketing

    Phone: 269-749-7141

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