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  • Pamela Heos '77

    Regional Director of Development and Donor Relations

    Phone: 810-691-5571

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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

    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 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…

    Phone: 269-749-7678

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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

    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

    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…

    Phone: 269-749-7726

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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

    Phone: 269-749-7646

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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, M.M.

    Directory of Bands

    Jeremy Duby, M.M., 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…

    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…

    Phone: 269-749-7120

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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…

    Phone: 269-749-7624

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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…

    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 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 '06, Ph.D., Ph.D

    Assistant Professor of Social Sciences

    Will Hagerty ’06, Ph.D., serves as assistant profess of social sciences. He works closely with the department faculty in developing curriculum and teaching his usual course load in the clinical field. Professor Hagerty has taught an array of courses, including statistics for the social sciences, counseling and psychotherapy, psychology of gender, as well as other…

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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

    Phone: 269-749-7646

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  • Ashley Harwood, '18

    Assistant Director for Alumni Engagement

    Phone: 269-749-7626

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  • Michael Hebenstreit

    Housekeeping Supervisor

    Phone: 269-749-7646

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  • Anthony Heisler

  • Brian Heisler

    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…

    Phone: 269-749-7150

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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 the Risk Management and Insurance Center; Assistant Professor of Insurance and Risk Management

    Thomas Humphreys, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, CIC, serves as the director of the Risk Management and Insurance 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.

    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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  • 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,…

    Phone: 269-749-7686

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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 and Financial Planning

    Professor Lertchaipitak serves as assistant professor of business and 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…

    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 and Business

    Professor Jackie Looser has served Olivet College since 2014, first as chief financial officer for three years before transitioning to assistant professor of accounting and business. Teaching allows Professor Looser to combine her two biggest passions, mentoring young minds and finances. “I originally came to Olivet College because I was attracted to the mission and…

    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.

    Associate Professor of Social Sciences; Archivist

    Nikki Magie, Ph.D., associate 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…

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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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  • Jason Meadows '03, M.A.

    Associate Dean of Student Engagement

    Phone: 269-749-7172

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  • Hannah Mellino, '19

    Archives Administrative and Communications Assistant

    Phone: 269-749-7704

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  • Megan Merchant

    Senior Woman Administrator; Director of Volleyball; Head Women's Volleyball Coach

    Phone: 269-749-6677

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  • Erica Moats

    Assistant Director of Graduate Business Programs

    Erica Moats is the assistant director of graduate business programs, working with students, faculty, instructors and administrators in the College’s Master of Business Administration program. Erica has been a member of the Olivet College family since 2007, previously serving as the ITS systems coordinator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Olivet College and…

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  • Joel Moore

    Director of Choral Activities

    Joel Moore is the director of choral activities at Olivet College where he directs the Olivet College Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorale. He also works closely with the College admissions department guiding prospective families through the college selection process. Choirs under Professor Moore’s direction have performed at the Midwestern Conference for School Vocal and Instrumental…

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  • John Moore, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Psychology

    Professor John Moore, Ph.D., has served on the Olivet College faculty since 2014, and he teaches courses in psychology related to social life, culture, mental and physical health, and interaction. His research mainly focuses on the way psychological concepts such as empathy are achieved in social interaction, and he has published a number of journal…

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  • Andrina Morence, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Social Sciences

    Professor Andrina Morence brings extensive experience in psychology and criminal justice to her role as assistant professor of social sciences at Olivet College. Her passion for teaching developed when she recognized the influence she has to encourage students to live a healthy and safe lifestyle. “My passion for teaching began when I taught DARE as…

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  • Dan Musielewicz

    Head Football Coach

    Phone: 269-749-6615

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  • Samantha Myers

    Assistant Professor of Humanities

    Professor Samantha Myers has been a member of the Olivet College faculty since 2007, first serving as an adjunct before becoming full time. She teaches three writing courses and has helped develop the writing curriculum. In addition, Professor Myers is a faculty athletic representative. Professor Myers holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan…

    Phone: 269-749-7589

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  • Stuart Noble

    Assistant Men's and Women's Tennis Coach

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  • Madelyn Notenbaum, '20

    Admissions Representative

    Phone: 269-749-7751

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  • Cynthia "Cea" Noyes, J.D.

    Chair of the Social Science Department; Professor of Sociology/Anthropology

    Professor Cynthia Noyes completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana after first studying at the University of Maryland in Munich, Germany. After her graduation she worked and studied as a survey archaeologist for the Illinois Archaeological Survey. Prof. Noyes earned her Juris Doctorate from The University of New Hampshire School of Law,…

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  • James Ormsbee

  • Ione Ormsbee

    Housekeeper

    Phone: 269-749-7646

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  • Justin Otis

  • 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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  • Michael Oyster '77

    Chair of the Business Department; Associate Professor of Business Administration

    Professor Michael Oyster, a 1977 Olivet College alumnus, led a storied career before returning to his alma mater in 2012. He is currently chair of the Business Department and associate professor of business administration. Professor Oyster is responsible for the business programs, including computer science and information technology as of 2020, the Risk Management and…

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  • Daine Pavloski

    Assistant Professor of Media Production and Communication

    Professor Daine Pavloski has taught at Olivet College since 2017 and previously served as an adjunct instructor for one year. He is the faculty adviser to WOCR 89.1, the College’s student-led, FCC licensed radio station, and his areas of expertise include photography, videography, podcasting, audio/video production and sports broadcasting. Professor Pavloski is also a proud…

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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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  • Erica Pearson, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

    Director of Counseling, Health and Wellness

    Erica Pearson, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, serves as the director of counseling, health and wellness at Olivet College. Her areas of expertise include collegiate counseling, trauma counseling and crisis intervention, mental health and wellness outreach, animal-assisted therapy and more. Dr. Pearson is a fully licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Michigan and Oregon, as well as a…

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  • Hunter Perry

    Assistant Football Coach

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  • KayDee Perry

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

    Professor KayDee Perry has taught at Olivet College since 2012. She teaches a number of courses within the Health and Human Performance Department, as well as math proficiency courses. Her particular areas of expertise include pedagogy, differentiated instruction and student engagement. Additionally, Professor Perry serves as president of the Faculty Senate, and she co-facilitates the…

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  • Janine Peters

    Associate Professor of Mathematics

    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,…

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  • Sarah Peterson

    Director of Distance Education and Online Learning; Assistant Professor of Writing

    Professor Sarah Peterson serves as assistant professor of writing and also the director of distance education and online learning at Olivet College. Her passion for teaching stems from the ability to work one-on-one with students to help them develop and grow into successful, clear-communicating writers. She began teaching in 2013 after working in publishing, and…

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  • Marty Pierson

    Maintenance Tradesperson

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  • Eli Poth

    Assistant Coach and Recruitment Coordinator for Track and Field and Cross Country

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  • Barry Poulson, J.D.

    Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Computing and Information Science

    Professor Poulson teaches a variety of computer science courses at Olivet College, including introductory courses in computer science, a course in software intellectual property law and the computer science seminar. Prof. Poulson has extensive experience in programming and software design and has managed data centers in higher education throughout the United States. Prof. Poulson has…

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  • William Price

    Campus Safety Officer

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  • Kevin Rabineau, Ph.D.

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

    Dr. Kevin Rabineau serves as the chair of the Health and Human Performance Department, which includes the exercise science, fitness management, sports psychology and sports recreation management majors. His primary areas of expertise include exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation and nutrition. Dr. Rabineau is beginning his 15th year at Olivet College in 2020. He has been…

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  • Amy Radford-Popp, Ph.D.

    Dean of Student Engagement

    Phone: 269-749-7718

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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…

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  • Phil Reed, MPA

    Director of Campus Safety; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Over the years at Olivet College, Professor Phil Reed has taught criminal investigations, ethical and moral issues, introduction to criminal justice, juvenile delinquency, police and community, defensive tactics and topics in criminology. Prior to joining Olivet’s faculty full time, he served the Battle Creek Police Department for 25 years, retiring in 2003 as commander of…

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  • Douglas Reynolds

    Maintenance Tradesperson

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  • Jacob Richards, '18

    Community Service Coordinator, Director of the Difference Maker Program

    Phone: 269-749-7127

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  • Erik Richardson

    Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach

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  • Beth Romeo '12

    Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving

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  • Brad Rumsey

    Football Offensive Coordinator

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  • Valeria Russ, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Psychology

    Professor Valeria Russ, Ph.D., joined the Olivet College faculty in August 2020. She teaches courses in psychology related to social life, culture, mental and physical health, and interaction. Her research mainly focuses on tutoring and tutoring practices among at-risk college students, and she has published journal articles on the effectiveness of tutoring among at-risk students.…

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  • Jake Schuler

    Assistant Dean of Student Engagement; Blair Hall Director

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  • Joey Shepherd

    Academic Accommodations Coordinator

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  • Lisa Sherman

    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

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  • Ryan Shockey

    Vice President and Chief of Staff; Chief Pandemic Response Officer

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  • Dan Simrell

    Football Quarterback Coach

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  • Cathy Smith

    Administrative Assistant / Admission Office Operations Coordinator

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  • Sara Smith

  • Javier Smith, '15

    Assistant Football Coach

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  • Barbara A. Spencer

    Executive Assistant to the President

    Phone: 269-749-7642

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  • Lonnie Spencer

    Assistant Men's and Women's Golf Coach

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  • Craig Stanton

    Maintenance Tradesperson

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  • Jared Stratz

    Director of Admissions

    Jared Stratz has worked in admissions since 2014, and has taken on many different roles and projects during his time at Olivet College. He started his journey at Olivet as an admissions representative recruiting for the Natural and Physical Sciences and is currently serving as the director of admissions. Within this role, he works directly…

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  • Leslie Sullivan

    Registrar

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  • Ashley Swisher

    Campus Safety Officer

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  • Brianna Taylor

    Assistant Athletic Trainer

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  • Blake Thornton

    Grounds Supervisor

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  • La'Rae M. Trice

    Gospel Choir Director

    La’Rae M. Trice has served as the Gospel Choir director at Olivet College since November 2015. She began singing in choirs when she was just five years old and enjoys sharing her lifelong passion with today’s students. By 16, she was teaching and directing youth choirs and adult praise teams in both church and high…

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  • Bailey Tyler, '17

    Financial Aid Specialist

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  • Nancy Van Hoozier

    Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance

    A Kansas native, Professor Nancy Van Hoozier earned her bachelor’s in health, physical education and recreation with specializations in athletic training and coaching from Fort Hays State University, and her master’s in physical education with an emphasis in sport psychology and kinesiology and recreation from University of Kansas. Her research centered around visualization specifically on…

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  • Joshua Van Wyhe

    Residence Hall Director

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  • Sarah Vanden Heuvel, '08

    Assistant Director of Student Services

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  • Michelle Wallenberg

    Gift and Data Management Specialist

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  • Tamyra S. Walters, '80

    Director of Event Coordination; Physical Plant Manager

    Phone: 269-749-7197

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  • Laynee Waybrant

  • Lisa Webb, '00

    Assistant Director of Human Resources

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  • Michael Weglarz, CPCU

    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 of experience working in and developing marketing programs for the insurance, financial services and retail vertical markets. Professor Weglarz has spent most of his…

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  • Gary B. Wertheimer, M.F.A.

    Professor of Art

    Professor Gary Wertheimer graduated from Brooklyn College with a bachelor’s degree in art in 1974. In the summer of 1973, he attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine where he met visiting sculpture instructor Philip Grausman. From 1974 to 1984, Professor Wertheimer worked as an assistant to Grausman in Washington, Conn. It was…

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  • Samantha Whiteman

    Assistant Athletic Trainer

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  • Marco Wiedenhoeft, Ph.D.

    Associate 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…

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  • Arthur E. Williams, Ph.D.

    Professor of Theatre

    Professor Arthur Williams has taught at Olivet College since 1998. His classes include acting, public speaking, theatre and culture and dramatic literature. His recent papers have dealt with the intersection of theatre and graphic novels, the development of electronic portfolios in college instruction and a comparison of the works of Lindbeck and Derrida. He is…

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  • Joanne A. Williams

    Associate Professor of Media Production and Communication; Faculty Adviser for The Echo

    Professor Joanne Williams has worked on numerous local weekly and daily newspapers in her life, finishing a more than 15-year career in journalism at a daily Gannett newspaper in Wisconsin. Following jobs in tourism, marketing and promotions, she joined Olivet in 1998. At Olivet, Professor Williams teaches in the media production and communication program, specializing…

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  • John H. Wilterding, Ph.D.

    Professor of Biology and Chemistry

    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.…

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  • Tom Wyman

    Football Recruiting Coordinator

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  • Eric Young

    Director of Dining Services, Chartwells Food Service

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  • Maurice Young, '19

    Campus Safety Officer

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