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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…

    Phone: 269-749-6670

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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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  • 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…

    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 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…

    Phone: 269-749-7693

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  • Remus Webb, DMA

    Assistant Director of Bands

    Dr. Remus Webb, assistant director of bands, holds his doctorate in musical arts from Michigan State University (MSU), his master of music from the University of Louisville, and his bachelor degree in music from MSU. He has previously served as the assistant band director at Stillman College in Alabama and as an adjunct instructor at Lansing…

    Phone: 269-749-7603

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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

    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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  • 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…

    Phone: 269-749-6630

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