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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…

    Phone: 269-749-6670

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  • Samantha Myers

    Assistant Professor of Humanities

    Phone: 269-749-7589

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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…

    Phone: 269-749-7174

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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…

    Phone: 269-749-7605

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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…

    Phone: 269-749-7693

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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…

    Phone: 269-749-7627

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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…

    Phone: 269-749-7246

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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…

    Phone: 269-749-6630

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