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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

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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

    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…

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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…

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  • Christopher Crosby

    Maintenance Tradesperson

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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.…

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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…

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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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  • 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…

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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…

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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,…

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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,…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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

    Phone: 269-749-7437

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  • Barbara McCalley

    Customer Service Representative & Administrative Assistant to the Nursing Program

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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

    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

    ITS Systems Coordinator

    Phone: 269-749-7151

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  • Townsend Montgomery

    Campus Store & Mailroom Manager

    Phone: 269-749-7394

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  • John Moore, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Psychology

    Professor John Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in health psychology from the University of Derby (UK), and a master’s degree in social science research methods, and a doctorate in discursive psychology from Loughborough University (UK). He served as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Nottingham (UK), working on…

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  • Joel Moore

    Director of Choral Activities

    Joel Moore joined the Olivet College faculty in 2018 to serve as director of choral activities. In his role, he directs the Olivet College Choir and works closely with the college admissions department, meeting with prospective families to guide them through the college selection process. Professor Moore received his Bachelor of Music and Master of…

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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

    Phone: 269-749-7589

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  • Stuart Noble

    Assistant Men's and Women's Tennis Coach

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  • Cynthia "Cea" Noyes, J.D.

    Chair, Social Science Department; Professor of Sociology and 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

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  • Eakamon Oumtrakool, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Business

    Professor Oumtrakool joined Olivet College in fall 2016, teaching courses in personal financial planning and corporate finance. He enjoys teaching because it allows him to witness firsthand and influence the ways in which students change and grow into positive and ethical financial planning professionals. Oumtrakool earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Kasetsart University in…

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  • Michael Oyster

    Chair of Business Administration Department; Assistant Professor of Business Administration

    Michael Oyster, a 1977 Olivet College alumnus, led a storied career before returning to his alma mater to serve as professor of business administration. Oyster is responsible for teaching courses, leading the Phi Beta Lambda honor society for business majors and minors, and working to increase experiential learning opportunities for Olivet’s business students. As a…

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  • Kelly Parker

    Associate Director of Graduate Business Programs

    Phone: 269-749-7633

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  • Daine Pavloski '13

    Assistant Professor of Media Studies

    Professor Daine Pavloski’s love for Olivet College began during his time as a student. Graduating in 2013, Professor Pavloski focused his studies in journalism and mass communication (JMC) with a minor in sports psychology, before earning a master’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University. In 2016, he joined the Olivet faculty in an adjunct…

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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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  • KayDee Perry

    Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance

    Professor KayDee Perry earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary mathematics with a minor in physical education from Western Michigan University, as well as master’s degrees in education leadership and adapted physical education from Grand Canyon and Western Michigan universities, respectively. Professor Perry taught in the K-12 setting in both the public and private sectors for…

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  • Hunter Perry

    Assistant Football Coach

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  • Janine Peters

    Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department; Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

    Professor Janine Peters earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Lawrence Technology University in Southfield and a master’s degree in mathematical statistics from Wayne State University. She also completed additional graduate studies beyond her master’s degree at WSU. While at WSU, she taught mathematics and received Owen’s Award for excellence in teaching.…

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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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  • Dan Peterson

    Head Athletic Trainer

    Phone: 269-749-4169

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  • Marty Pierson

    Maintenance Tradesperson

    Phone: 269-749-7647

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  • Brandie Pomeroy

  • Eli Poth

    Recruitment Coordinator, Track & 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…

    Phone: 269-749-7435

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  • William Price

    Campus Safety Officer

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  • Kevin Rabineau, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance

    Phone: 269-749-7620

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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 Reed, originally from Charlotte, is the adviser of the chemistry seminar and teaches inorganic chemistry and the general chemistry I laboratory sections. Prof. 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 rearrangement to make sandalwood derivatives. Prof. Reed…

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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

    Phone: 269-749-7646

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  • Jacob Richards

    Community Service Coordinator, Director of the Difference Maker Scholarship

    Phone: 269-749-7127

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  • Erik Richardson

    Part-time Swim Coach

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  • Beth Romeo '12

    Senior Director of Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving

    Phone: 269-749-7644

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  • Brad Rumsey

    Football, Offensive Coordinator

    Phone: 269-749-7680

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  • Austin Schippers

    Digital and Social Media Coordinator

    Phone: 269-749-7651

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  • Jake Schuler

    Assistant Dean of Student Engagement; Blair Hall Director

    Phone: 269-749-7694

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  • Joey Shepherd

    Coordinator of Student Success, O2 Summer Program Director

    Phone: 269-749-7591

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  • Michael Sherzer, MPA

    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Michael Sherzer is an assistant professor in Criminal Justice. He retired as a lieutenant from the Battle Creek Michigan Police Department in 2010, after completing just over 25 years of service. At the time of his retirement, Battle Creek PD has a sworn strength of 120 officers. During his law enforcement career he had the…

    Phone: 269-749-7537

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  • Ryan Shockey

    Athletic Director

    Phone: 269-749-7189

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  • Dan Simrell

    Football Quarterback Coach

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  • Sara Smith

  • Cathy Smith

    Executive Assistant for Advancement

    Phone: 269-749-7752

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  • Javier Smith

    Assistant Football Coach

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  • Barbara J. Smith

    Maintenance Tradesperson

    Phone: 269-749-7646

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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

    Phone: 269-749-7638

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  • Ashley Swisher

    Campus Safety Officer

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  • Blake Thornton

    Grounds Supervisor

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  • Diane Tramel

    Adjunct Instructor - Nursing Program

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  • La'Rae M. Trice

    Gospel Choir Director

    La’Rae M. Trice began singing in choirs when she was just five years old. By 16, she was teaching and directing youth choirs and adult praise teams in both church and high school. Ms. Trice continues to teach and direct at her home church, Tabernacle of David in Lansing, Michigan. In 2012, she earned a…

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  • Bailey Tyler

    Financial Aid Specialist

    Phone: 269-749-7522

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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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  • Maria VanArman

    Financial Aid Officer

    Phone: 269-749-7721

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  • Michelle Wallenberg

    Gift and Data Management Specialist

    Phone: 269-749-7932

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  • Tamyra S. Walters

    Director of Event Coordination; Physical Plant Manager

    Phone: 269-749-7197

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  • Lisa M. Webb

    Assistant Director of Human Resources

    Phone: 269-749-7786

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  • Michael Weglarz

    Assistant Professor of Insurance and Risk Management

    Michael Weglarz is an assistant professor in the Risk Management and Insurance Center at Olivet College. He is a business leader and sales and marketing specialist with​ more than 20 years experience working in and developing marketing programs for the insurance, financial services and retail vertical markets. Professor Weglarz has spent most of his successful career working at industry-leading companies…

    Phone: 269-749-7574

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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

    Phone: 269-749-4167

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  • Marco Wiedenhoeft, Ph.D.

    Assistant 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…

    Phone: 269-749-7140

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  • Arthur E. Williams, Ph.D.

    Professor of Theatre; Judicial Officer

    Professor Arthur Williams has taught at Olivet College since 1998. His classes include public speaking, theatre and culture, self and community, acting, dramatic literature and Photoshop. His recent papers have dealt with the intersection of theatre and graphic novels and the development of electronic portfolios in college instruction. He has served Olivet College as director…

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  • Joanne A. Williams

    Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication; Advisor, The Echo

    Professor Joanne Williams is a Jersey girl who grew up with Bruce Springsteen on her playlist and a pen and paper in her hands. Her love of reading and writing started when she penned a short science fiction story in the fourth grade, writing on a typewriter in an office she set up in a…

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  • Cassidy Williams

    Assistant Coach Women's Basketball

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  • Adam Wilson

    Assistant Wrestling Coach

    Phone: 269-749-7364

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  • John Wilterding, Ph.D.

    Professor of Biology

    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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  • Joy Wiseman

    Senior Regional Director of Development

    Phone: 269-749-7162

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  • Tom Wyman

    Football, Recruiting Coordinator

    Phone: 269-749-7779

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  • Maurice Young

    Campus Safety Officer

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  • Eric Young

    Director of Dining Services, Chartwells Food Service

    Phone: 269-749-7410

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