Joey Shepherd is Olivet College’s Director of Academic Accommodations & Student Support. He also serves as an adjunct instructor and coordinates Self and Community, a required course in the liberal arts core curriculum at Olivet College. As a key member of the Student Development team, Joey is responsible for coordinating academic accommodations, directing the Peer Tutoring program, and supporting students throughout their time at Olivet College. Joey is a first-generation college student and graduate, and he is especially proud to help other first-gen students reach their goal of earning a college degree. Before coming to OC, Joey gained experience in admissions, housing, residence life, student conduct adjudication, student affairs, and diversity/multicultural affairs.
“I enjoy working at Olivet College because I get to support students daily. As the Director of Academic Accommodations, I serve as a resource, mentor, and advocate for students with disabilities, disorders, and/or impairments. Each student I work with has unique needs, and I take great pride in providing these students with the tools and resources they need to succeed and thrive at OC and beyond. Also, I am passionate about teaching and appreciate the ability to teach courses and develop curriculum prioritizing universal design for learning best practices,” said Joey