Olivet College

Arts & Humanities Faculty

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.

Prof. Barlond-Maas leads a number of faculty development workshops at Olivet College and has developed several long-term courses such as writing across the curriculum, writing intensive courses, teaching across the curriculum and short-term courses for faculty of all disciplines. She also facilitates a partners in teaching series for the provost as well as directs several special projects, such as advanced learning term and the newly revised dean’s scholars series.

Prof. Barlond-Maas, a mother of five who lives in Olivet, has worked at Olivet College since 1990. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Olivet College in 1988 and a master’s from Vermont College of Norwich University. She has served as the mayor of the City of Olivet from 2001-2005 after serving as a City Councilwoman from 1997-2001.