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  • Lyza Ballard

    Mental Health Triage Counselor


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  • Girard Brown

    Residence Hall Director


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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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  • Jason Meadows '03, M.A.

    Associate Dean of Student Engagement

    Phone: 269-749-7172

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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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  • Amy Radford-Popp, Ph.D.

    Dean of Student Engagement

    Phone: 269-749-7718

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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…

    Phone: 269-749-7142

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  • Jake Schuler

    Assistant Dean of Student Engagement; Blair Hall Director

    Phone: 269-749-7694

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  • Joey Shepherd

    Academic Accommodations Coordinator

    Phone: 269-749-7591

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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…

    Phone: 269-749-7246

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