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Staff Directory

Admissions
General Contact

Admissions

General Contact

If you have a question about admissions to The University of Olivet, please email or call. We look forward to…
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Tiffany Abfalter
Groundsperson

Tiffany Abfalter

Groundsperson

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Suresh Acharya ’99
Assistant Provost for Technology &…

Suresh Acharya ’99

Assistant Provost for Technology & Auxiliary Services

Suresh Acharya, assistant vice president for technology and auxiliary services, oversees multiple on-campus service portfolios that include Information Technology Services…
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Regina Armstrong
Director of Criminal Justice Program;…

Regina Armstrong

Director of Criminal Justice Program; Professor of Criminal Justice

Dr. Regina Armstrong is an experienced criminal justice teacher and adviser. She taught as an adjunct instructor at Baker College,…
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Lisa Ash
Head Coach for Cheer, Dance…

Lisa Ash

Head Coach for Cheer, Dance and Stunt

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Nicole Baker
Assistant Dean for Academic Records

Nicole Baker

Assistant Dean for Academic Records

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Brad Baker
Assistant Director of Campus Safety

Brad Baker

Assistant Director of Campus Safety

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Rich Ball
Chartwells, Executive Chef

Rich Ball

Chartwells, Executive Chef

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Cindy Ballard
Housekeeper
Laura A. Barlond-Maas ’88
Associate Professor of English

Laura A. Barlond-Maas ’88

Associate Professor of English

Professor Laura Barlond-Maas teaches English in classes designed for students across all majors, as well as courses designed for students…
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Frank Bartlett
Assistant Professor of Biology

Frank Bartlett

Assistant Professor of Biology

Francis Bartlett, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of biology at The University of Olivet and has been a part of…
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Priya Basnyat
Assistant Coordinator of Retention Initiatives…

Priya Basnyat

Assistant Coordinator of Retention Initiatives and Housing Operations

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Jen Betts
Housekeeper
Monty Bishop
Assistant Director Choral Activities

Monty Bishop

Assistant Director Choral Activities

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Douglas Borton
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Douglas Borton

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

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Tiana Bosley
Assistant Professor of Statistics

Tiana Bosley

Assistant Professor of Statistics

Tiana Bosley, Ph.D., serves as assistant professor of statistics at The University of Olivet. She teaches courses like Nature of…
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Nicholas Bowers
First Year Success Navigator

Nicholas Bowers

First Year Success Navigator

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Angela Breaker
Assistant Professor of Counseling and…

Angela Breaker

Assistant Professor of Counseling and Clinical Placement Coordinator

Dr. Angela Breaker has served as the assistant professor of counseling and clinical placement coordinator at UOlivet since 2023. She…
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Nicole Breckenridge
Assistant Professor of Health and…

Nicole Breckenridge

Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance

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Brandon Brissette
Head Wrestling Coach

Brandon Brissette

Head Wrestling Coach

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Carol Britton
MBA Instructor

Carol Britton

MBA Instructor

Carol Britton-Grant, CPCU, has over 30 years of insurance/reinsurance industry experience as an Accountant and Underwriter. Ms. Britton-Grant began her…
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Gregory Brown
MBA Instructor

Gregory Brown

MBA Instructor

Gregory Brown, DBA, CIC, is an adjunct instructor at The University of Olivet. In this role, Brown is responsible for…
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Brittany Burch
First Year Success Navigator

Brittany Burch

First Year Success Navigator

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Paul Burkhardt
Provost

Paul Burkhardt

Provost

Paul Burkhardt, Ph.D.,  joined The University of Olivet in July 2022. He most recently served as executive vice president and…
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Thomas Burrow
Assistant Baseball Coach

Thomas Burrow

Assistant Baseball Coach

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William Burrows
Head Coach Swim & Dive

William Burrows

Head Coach Swim & Dive

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Don Butts
Maintenance Tradesperson

Don Butts

Maintenance Tradesperson

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Dustin J. Byrd
Professor of Humanities

Dustin J. Byrd

Professor of Humanities

Dustin J. Byrd, Ph.D., serves as a professor of humanities. He teaches Civilization Studies, Introduction to Philosophy, Visionary Thinkers, Ethics,…
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Terry Carr
Director of Outdoor Sports

Terry Carr

Director of Outdoor Sports

Terry Carr joined The University of Olivet as the director of outdoor recreation, head coach of clay target, and head…
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Doug Carter
Head Coach for Men's and…

Doug Carter

Head Coach for Men's and Women's Soccer

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Karen Chaney
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs…

Karen Chaney

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Professor Karen Chaney, Ph.D., teaches in the areas of religious studies, ethics and philosophy, and also serves as associate provost…
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Bo Chong
Admissions Representative

Bo Chong

Admissions Representative

Bo Chong serves as an admissions representative at The University of Olivet. In this role, Bo meets with potential students…
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James Collier
Groundskeeper

James Collier

Groundskeeper

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Lisa Collins
Graphic Designer and Brand Manager

Lisa Collins

Graphic Designer and Brand Manager

Lisa Collins is the graphic designer and brand manager working in the Office of Communications and Marketing at The University…
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Steven M. Corey
President of The University of…

Steven M. Corey

President of The University of Olivet

Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., is the 23rd president of The University of Olivet. Dr. Corey joined The University of Olivet…
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Kelly Corey
Director of Graduate Business Programs,…

Kelly Corey

Director of Graduate Business Programs, Professor of Business

Kelly Corey, Ph.D., is a professor of business and founding director of the Master of Arts in Leadership program at…
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Jennifer Cousineau
Visiting Assistant Professor of HHP

Jennifer Cousineau

Visiting Assistant Professor of HHP

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Stephen Critchlow
First Year Success Navigator

Stephen Critchlow

First Year Success Navigator

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Cornelius "Kip" Darcy
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Cornelius "Kip" Darcy

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Cornelius “Kip” Darcy, Ph.D., joined The University of Olivet in September 2023. He has been in the admissions field for…
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Maria G. Davis
Professor of Biology

Maria G. Davis

Professor of Biology

After 11 years of serving as The University of Olivet’s Provost, Maria has returned to a full-time professor role in…
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Emily Demski
First Year Success Navigator

Emily Demski

First Year Success Navigator

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Mark DeRuiter
Director of Business Services; Interim…

Mark DeRuiter

Director of Business Services; Interim CFO

Mark DeRuiter holds a bachelors’ degree in business administration from Nazareth College and a master’s degree from Reformed Theological Seminary.…
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Stephen Devereaux
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Stephen Devereaux

Associate Professor of Mathematics

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Haley Diringer
Athletic Director

Haley Diringer

Athletic Director

Haley Diringer began her duties as athletic director at The University of Olivet in 2021. Prior to being named athletic…
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Meredith Dodson
Arts and Humanities Department Chair;…

Meredith Dodson

Arts and Humanities Department Chair; Chair, Liberal Arts Core Program; Associate Professor of Writing

Professor Meredith Dodson has been teaching creative writing and composition at The University of Olivet since 2016. She serves as…
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Casey Eldridge
Community Service Coordinator

Casey Eldridge

Community Service Coordinator

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Thia Eller
Professor of Art

Thia Eller

Professor of Art

After earning a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art with a concentration in figurative sculpture, Professor Cynthia…
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Steve Ellis
MBA Instructor

Steve Ellis

MBA Instructor

Steve Ellis, MBA, CPCU, AIC, has been teaching at The University of Olivet since 2017, and he previously earned his…
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Michael F. Fales ’75
Director of Service Learning and…

Michael F. Fales ’75

Director of Service Learning and Campus Ministries; Associate Professor Interdisciplinary Studies

After a 16-year career as a hotel general manager with Residence Inn, Hilton and Omni hotel franchises, Mike Fales returned…
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Debra K. Farmer
Business Office Specialist; Junior Accountant/Accounts…

Debra K. Farmer

Business Office Specialist; Junior Accountant/Accounts Payable/Student Loan Processor

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Matthew Fish
Housekeeping

Matthew Fish

Housekeeping

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Sharmen Fletcher
Housekeeping

Sharmen Fletcher

Housekeeping

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Suzanna Flood
Director of the Teaching Pathway

Suzanna Flood

Director of the Teaching Pathway

Suzanna Flood is the director of the Teaching Pathway. The Teaching Pathway is a unique program for students interested in…
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Timothy Flynn
Professor of Music

Timothy Flynn

Professor of Music

Timothy Flynn, Ph.D., professor of music, has worked at The University of Olivet since 2002. He received his undergraduate degree from…
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Dennis A. Frank II ’94
Professor & Program Director, Counselor…

Dennis A. Frank II ’94

Professor & Program Director, Counselor Education & Supervision

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Ryan Franklin ’20
Admissions Representative

Ryan Franklin ’20

Admissions Representative

Ryan Franklin graduated from The University of Olivet in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. As an admission…
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Lisa Furman
Dean for Academic Quality and…

Lisa Furman

Dean for Academic Quality and Innovation; Assistant Professor of Music and Education

Lisa J. Furman, Ph.D., is the dean for academic quality and innovation at The University of Olivet where she provides…
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Connor Gilbert
Digital Marketing Manager

Connor Gilbert

Digital Marketing Manager

Connor Gilbert is the digital marketing manager for The University of Olivet Marketing Department. He manages the University’s website and…
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Joshua Gillespie
Associate Dean of Student Life

Joshua Gillespie

Associate Dean of Student Life

Joshua Gillespie serves as the Director of Diversity Strategic Initiatives at The University of Olivet. He completed his master’s degree…
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Terri Glasgow
Director of Human Resources

Terri Glasgow

Director of Human Resources

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Daniel Green
Special Assistant to the President

Daniel Green

Special Assistant to the President

For more than 25 years, Daniel Green, DMA, has led enrollment management teams and developed various programs and initiatives that…
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Brandon Grice
Head Bowling Coach

Brandon Grice

Head Bowling Coach

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Logan Guenther
Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

Logan Guenther

Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

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Shawn Hagadon
Office Manager for Facilities Management

Shawn Hagadon

Office Manager for Facilities Management

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Will Hagerty ’06
Associate Professor of Psychology

Will Hagerty ’06

Associate Professor of Psychology

Will Hagerty joined the full-time The University of Olivet faculty in 2018 and serves as assistant professor of social sciences…
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Hunter Haley
Transfer and Graduate Admissions Counsler

Hunter Haley

Transfer and Graduate Admissions Counsler

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Michaela Hamilton
Head Softball Coach

Michaela Hamilton

Head Softball Coach

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Zoe Hammer
Professor of Social Sciences

Zoe Hammer

Professor of Social Sciences

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Samuel R. Hargraves
Head Coach for Men's Basketball

Samuel R. Hargraves

Head Coach for Men's Basketball

Sam Hargraves is the head men’s basketball coach. He manages and recruits a successful men’s basketball program. Coach Hargraves has…
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Sarah Hart
Admissions Counselor

Sarah Hart

Admissions Counselor

Sarah Hart joined The University of Olivet in November 2023 and serves as an Admissions Counselor. Sarah graduated from Eastern Michigan…
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Daniel Hayes
Coordinator of Recreational Programs; Assistant…

Daniel Hayes

Coordinator of Recreational Programs; Assistant Hall Director

Daniel Hayes ’21 serves as the coordinator of recreational programs and assistant hall director. He works with the intramural sports…
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Marah Heikkila
First Year Success Navigator

Marah Heikkila

First Year Success Navigator

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Brian Heisler
Maintenance Tradesperson

Brian Heisler

Maintenance Tradesperson

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Anthony Heisler
Housekeeper

Anthony Heisler

Housekeeper

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Audrey Helfrich ’22
Content Specialist

Audrey Helfrich ’22

Content Specialist

Audrey Helfrich ’22 serves as the content specialist for The University of Olivet marketing department. As the content specialist, she…
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Geoff Henson
Sports Information Director

Geoff Henson

Sports Information Director

Geoff Henson has been a member of The University of Olivet family since 2002. Previously, Henson was an intern in…
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Jenessa Hicks ’12
Assistant Athletic Director; Women's Volleyball…

Jenessa Hicks ’12

Assistant Athletic Director; Women's Volleyball Head Coach

Jenessa Hicks graduated from The University of Olivet in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in special education and minors in…
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Robin Hinman
Assistant Vice President for Advancement

Robin Hinman

Assistant Vice President for Advancement

Robin Hinman serves as the assistant vice president for advancement at The University of Olivet. Robin holds 10+ years of…
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Alisa Holmes
Administrative Assistant, Office of the…

Alisa Holmes

Administrative Assistant, Office of the President

Alisa Holmes serves as the administration assistant to the offices of the president and advancement at The University of Olivet.…
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Thomas R. Humphreys
Director of Insurance and Risk…

Thomas R. Humphreys

Director of Insurance and Risk Management Program; Associate Professor of Insurance and Risk Management

Thomas Humphreys, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, CIC, serves as the director of the Insurance and Risk Management Center at The University…
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Dylan Hunt ’17
Assistant Football Coach

Dylan Hunt ’17

Assistant Football Coach

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Christine Jaffee ’10
MBA Instructor

Christine Jaffee ’10

MBA Instructor

Christine Jaffee, JD, is a 2010 Olivet College (The University of Olivet) alumna with a degree in insurance and risk…
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Katherine Jones
Associate Professor of Nursing

Katherine Jones

Associate Professor of Nursing

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Anthony Jones
Assistant Wrestling Coach

Anthony Jones

Assistant Wrestling Coach

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Chris Jones
Head Men's and Women's Bowling…

Chris Jones

Head Men's and Women's Bowling Coach

Chris Jones is the head coach of the men’s and women’s bowling program at The University of Olivet. Coach Jones…
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Riley Jones
Campus Safety Officer

Riley Jones

Campus Safety Officer

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Jennifer Joppie
Executive Assistant to the Provost

Jennifer Joppie

Executive Assistant to the Provost

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Nick Juday
Associate Professor of Health and…

Nick Juday

Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance

Professor Nick Juday earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education with a concentration in exercise science at Manchester (College) University,…
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Bryce Katz
Network and Systems Administrator

Bryce Katz

Network and Systems Administrator

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Tracy Katz
Mailroom Services Coordinator

Tracy Katz

Mailroom Services Coordinator

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Bo Klauth
Director of Enrollment Research and…

Bo Klauth

Director of Enrollment Research and Analytics

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Jennifer Klauth
Assistant Professor of Social Work…

Jennifer Klauth

Assistant Professor of Social Work and Field Education Director

Jennifer Klauth (rhymes with “float”) is an assistant professor of social work and the director of social work practicum at…
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Leah R. Knapp
Professor of Biology

Leah R. Knapp

Professor of Biology

Dr. Leah Knapp graduated with a Bachelor of Science in animal science from Rutgers University and a Doctor of Veterinary…
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Stephen Kolomyjec
Associate Professor of Biology

Stephen Kolomyjec

Associate Professor of Biology

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Matthew Koyl
Maintenance Tradesperson

Matthew Koyl

Maintenance Tradesperson

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Aubrey Kruske
Admissions Counselor

Aubrey Kruske

Admissions Counselor

Aubrey Kruske serves as an admissions representative at The University of Olivet. Growing up in a small town in north…
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Destiny Kudelko
First Year Success Navigator

Destiny Kudelko

First Year Success Navigator

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Cameron Lake
Information Technology Management Technician

Cameron Lake

Information Technology Management Technician

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Mekenzie Lamb ’22
Campus Visit and Events Coordinator

Mekenzie Lamb ’22

Campus Visit and Events Coordinator

Mekenzie Lamb ’22 serves as an admissions representative for The University of Olivet. Mekenzie graduated from OC in 2022 with…
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Emily Lash
Development Officer and Annual Fund…

Emily Lash

Development Officer and Annual Fund Manager

Emily Lash joined The University of Olivet as a development officer in 2020, after building her professional skillset in marketing…
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Beth Lawrence
Housekeeping

Beth Lawrence

Housekeeping

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Elizabeth Layton
Esports Director

Elizabeth Layton

Esports Director

Elizabeth Layton joined The University of Olivet in March 2023 as its first esports director and coach. Prior to Olivet,…
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Mike Lazusky
Director of Graduate, Transfer and…

Mike Lazusky

Director of Graduate, Transfer and Online Admissions

Mike Lazusky serves as the director of graduate, transfer and online admission at The University of Olivet. Mike has an…
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Richard Lehman ’12
Financial Aid Adviser

Richard Lehman ’12

Financial Aid Adviser

Richard Lehman graduated from The University of Olivet in December 2012 and has worked at The University of Olivet since…
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Joseph LeMere
Recruiting Coordinator Track and Field/Cross…

Joseph LeMere

Recruiting Coordinator Track and Field/Cross Country

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Susanne M. Lewis
Chair of the Natural Sciences…

Susanne M. Lewis

Chair of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Department; Professor of Chemistry

Professor Susanne Lewis has been teaching at The University of Olivet since 2004, and she has taught a wide range…
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David Lewis
Academic Data Analyst

David Lewis

Academic Data Analyst

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Evan Lewis
Assistant Director of Bands

Evan Lewis

Assistant Director of Bands

Evan Lewis currently serves as assistant director of bands at The University of Olivet, where he works with the wind…
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Linda Logan
Vice President and Chief Inclusion…

Linda Logan

Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

Office: 136 Dole Hall Linda Logan, Ph.D., has served The University of Olivet for more than 20 years, presently as…
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Todd Long
Dean of Student Life

Todd Long

Dean of Student Life

Todd E. Long, Ed.D., serves as the Dean of Student Life at The University of Olivet. He has spent most…
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Joseph Louwagie II
MBA Instructor

Joseph Louwagie II

MBA Instructor

Joseph Louwagie II, MBA, CPCU, SCLA, AIC, AIM, is senior vice president, Strategy and Innovation at Verisk. In this role,…
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Chad Loveless
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Chad Loveless

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

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Justin Loveless
Assistant Soccer Coach

Justin Loveless

Assistant Soccer Coach

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Robin Luckadoo Chadderon
Director of the Health and…

Robin Luckadoo Chadderon

Director of the Health and Wellness Center

Robin Luckadoo Chadderdon serves as the director of the Health and Wellness Center at The University of Olivet. In this…
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Karen Lutzke
Head Men's and Women's Track…

Karen Lutzke

Head Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Coach

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Bill Maas ’89
Head Men's and Women's Golf…

Bill Maas ’89

Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach; Student-Athlete Academic Support Liaison

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Doug Maas
Spirit Store & Mailroom Manager

Doug Maas

Spirit Store & Mailroom Manager

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Christopher Madill ’14
Assistant Athletic Director; Assistant Football…

Christopher Madill ’14

Assistant Athletic Director; Assistant Football Coach

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Nikki Magie
Professor of Social Sciences; Archivist

Nikki Magie

Professor of Social Sciences; Archivist

Nikki Magie, Ph.D., assistant professor of social sciences and The University of Olivet archivist, is a world historian. She’s also…
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Warren Maloney
Associate Head Football Coach; Football…

Warren Maloney

Associate Head Football Coach; Football Defensive Coordinator

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Daustin Martin
Assistant Track and Field Coach

Daustin Martin

Assistant Track and Field Coach

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Michele McCauley
Associate Director of Marketing &…

Michele McCauley

Associate Director of Marketing & Student Communications

Michele McCauley has been a part of The University of Olivet communications and marketing team since 2017 when she was…
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Diane McClary
MBA Instructor

Diane McClary

MBA Instructor

Diane McClary, MBA, CPCU serves as an adjunct instructor in the MBA-Insurance program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics…
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Kelsey McNair
Groundskeeper

Kelsey McNair

Groundskeeper

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Lloyd McPartlin
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment…

Lloyd McPartlin

Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Director of Admission

Lloyd McPartlin serves as the assistant vice president of enrollment and director of admission for The University of Olivet. Lloyd oversees…
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Santiago Mendez
Head Baseball Coach

Santiago Mendez

Head Baseball Coach

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Jesse Meyer
ITS Systems/Help Desk Support

Jesse Meyer

ITS Systems/Help Desk Support

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Michael Mignano
Assistant Professor of Health and…

Michael Mignano

Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance

Michael Mignano is an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance. His responsibilities include teaching in the…
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Erica Moats ’17
Assistant Director of Graduate Business…

Erica Moats ’17

Assistant Director of Graduate Business Programs

Erica Moats is the assistant director of graduate business programs, working with students, faculty, instructors and administrators in Olivet’s Master…
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Joel Moore
Director of Choral Activities

Joel Moore

Director of Choral Activities

Joel Moore is the director of choral activities at The University of Olivet where he directs The University of Olivet…
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Andrina Morence
Associate Professor of Social Sciences

Andrina Morence

Associate Professor of Social Sciences

Professor Andrina Morence brings extensive experience in psychology and criminal justice to her role as assistant professor of social sciences…
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Elizabeth Morrison
Customer Service Specialist

Elizabeth Morrison

Customer Service Specialist

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Gabriel Murley
Head Men's Volleyball Coach

Gabriel Murley

Head Men's Volleyball Coach

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Dan Musielewicz
Head Football Coach

Dan Musielewicz

Head Football Coach

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Kate Myers
Director of Writing Program; Assistant…

Kate Myers

Director of Writing Program; Assistant Professor of Writing

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Marjorie Newman
Director of Student Transition and…

Marjorie Newman

Director of Student Transition and Academic Success

Marjorie Newman is The University of Olivet’s Director of Student Transitions & Academic Success. Her primary focus is cultivating a…
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Richard Niedzolik
Assistant Professor of Business

Richard Niedzolik

Assistant Professor of Business

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Kordilia Noble
Director of Career Development

Kordilia Noble

Director of Career Development

Dr. Kordilia Noble joined The University of Olivet as the director of career development in 2023. Dr. Noble has over…
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Cynthia "Cea" Noyes
Chair of the Social Science…

Cynthia "Cea" Noyes

Chair of the Social Science Department; Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

Cynthia (Cea) Noyes, J.D, is Chair of Social Science and professor of Sociology/Anthropology at The University of Olivet. After first…
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Carmel Ohman
Assistant Professor of English &…

Carmel Ohman

Assistant Professor of English & Writing

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Ione Ormsbee
Housekeeping Supervisor

Ione Ormsbee

Housekeeping Supervisor

Ione Ormsbee serves as the housekeeping supervisor at The University of Olivet. She works with a team of housekeepers to…
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James Ormsbee
Housekeeper

James Ormsbee

Housekeeper

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Justin Otis
Housekeeper

Justin Otis

Housekeeper

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Lori Otto
Director of Alumni Engagement

Lori Otto

Director of Alumni Engagement

Lori Otto joined The University of Olivet in December 2021 as the administrative assistant to President Corey. She accepted the…
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Michael Oyster ’77
Chair of the Business Department;…

Michael Oyster ’77

Chair of the Business Department; Associate Professor of Business Administration

Professor Michael Oyster, a 1977 The University of Olivet alumnus, led a storied career before returning to his alma mater…
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Melissa Patton
Housekeeping

Melissa Patton

Housekeeping

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Daine Pavloski ’13
Assistant Professor of Media Studies

Daine Pavloski ’13

Assistant Professor of Media Studies

Professor Daine Pavloski has taught at The University of Olivet since 2017 and previously served as an adjunct instructor for…
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Erin Pavloski ’13
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Erin Pavloski ’13

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Professor Erin Pavloski earned her bachelor’s degree from Olivet College (The University of Olivet) in 2013, graduating in the top…
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Christine Pedder ’11
Assistant Professor of Health and…

Christine Pedder ’11

Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance

Christine Pedder ’11 serves as an assistant professor of health and human performance at The University of Olivet. A Michigan…
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KayDee Perry
Associate Provost for Student Development

KayDee Perry

Associate Provost for Student Development

KayDee Perry, Ed.D., joined The University of Olivet family in 2012. After teaching courses within the Health and Human Performance…
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Hunter Perry
Assistant Football Coach

Hunter Perry

Assistant Football Coach

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Sarah Peterson
Assistant Dean for Distance Education

Sarah Peterson

Assistant Dean for Distance Education

Professor Sarah Peterson serves as assistant dean of distance education at The University of Olivet. Her passion for teaching stems…
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Susan Pifer
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Susan Pifer

Assistant Professor of Accounting

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Micki Pitcher
MBA Instructor

Micki Pitcher

MBA Instructor

Dr. Micki Pitcher started her career as an accountant for a small hospital in Michigan. She progressed in her career…
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Joseph Platek
Campus Safety Officer

Joseph Platek

Campus Safety Officer

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Warren (Scott) Plue
Housekeeping

Warren (Scott) Plue

Housekeeping

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William Price
Campus Safety Officer

William Price

Campus Safety Officer

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Brandon Ralston
Head Men's and Women's Tennis…

Brandon Ralston

Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach

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Blake Reed
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Blake Reed

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Professor Blake Reed, Ph.D., has taught at The University of Olivet since 2016. He is the advisor of the chemistry…
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Mike Reed
Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital…

Mike Reed

Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Design and Media Studies

Mike Reed is a designer and developer with over 20 years of professional experience building websites and apps for small…
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Douglas Reynolds
Maintenance Tradesperson

Douglas Reynolds

Maintenance Tradesperson

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Erik Richardson
Head Swimming and Diving Coach

Erik Richardson

Head Swimming and Diving Coach

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Joseph Rinehart
Maintenance Tradesperson

Joseph Rinehart

Maintenance Tradesperson

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Brendan Ruggles
Housekeeping

Brendan Ruggles

Housekeeping

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Peter Sabiiti
Head Women's Basketball Coach

Peter Sabiiti

Head Women's Basketball Coach

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Andrew Sadler
Housekeeping

Andrew Sadler

Housekeeping

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Michael Sailor
Director of Facilities Management

Michael Sailor

Director of Facilities Management

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Philip Sands
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Philip Sands

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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Tamara Schantz
Assistant Professor of Business

Tamara Schantz

Assistant Professor of Business

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Jake Schuler
Assistant Dean of Student Life…

Jake Schuler

Assistant Dean of Student Life and Residential Experience

Jake Schuler serves as the  Assistant Dean of Student Life and Residential Experience at The University of Olivet. His areas…
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Erin Schultz
Assistant for Advancement & Alumni

Erin Schultz

Assistant for Advancement & Alumni

Erin Schultz serves as the assistant to the offices of Advancement and Alumni Engagement at The University of Olivet. In…
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Elizabeth Schultz
Gift and Data Manager

Elizabeth Schultz

Gift and Data Manager

Elizabeth Schultz joined The University of Olivet in 2023 as the Advancement Department’s gift and data manager, bringing with her…
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Kraig Shattuck
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Kraig Shattuck

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Joey Shepherd
Director of Student Support and…

Joey Shepherd

Director of Student Support and Academic Accommodations

Joey Shepherd (he/him) is The University of Olivet’s Director of Academic Accommodations & Student Support. He also serves as an…
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Lisa Sherman
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Lisa Sherman

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Lisa Sherman serves as an assistant professor of criminal justice at The University of Olivet. Her areas of expertise include…
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Ryan Shockey
Vice President and Chief of…

Ryan Shockey

Vice President and Chief of Staff

Ryan Shockey serves as vice president and chief of staff at The University of Olivet. In this role, Shockey helps…
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Cathy Smith
Executive Assistant for Admissions

Cathy Smith

Executive Assistant for Admissions

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Javier Smith ’15
Assistant Football Coach

Javier Smith ’15

Assistant Football Coach

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Karyn Smith
MBA Instructor

Karyn Smith

MBA Instructor

Karyn Smith, MBA, CPA, CFC, CLU, has been teaching at the College level since 2006. She began this career at…
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Daniel Sprague
Campus Safety Officer

Daniel Sprague

Campus Safety Officer

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Craig Stanton
Maintenance Tradesperson

Craig Stanton

Maintenance Tradesperson

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Erica Steinberg
Assistant Director of Graduate, Transfer…

Erica Steinberg

Assistant Director of Graduate, Transfer and Adult Professional Admissions

Erica Steinberg is the assistant director of graduate, transfer and adult professional admissions. She supports Olivet’s RN-BSN, Master of Business…
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Vicki J. Stouffer
Vice President for Advancement

Vicki J. Stouffer

Vice President for Advancement

Vicki J. Stouffer, CFRE, serves as the vice president for advancement. She holds more than 20 years of experience in…
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Leslie Sullivan
Registrar; VA Certifying Official

Leslie Sullivan

Registrar; VA Certifying Official

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Christine A. Sullivan
MBA Instructor

Christine A. Sullivan

MBA Instructor

Christine A. Sullivan MBA, CPCU, AIM, is the president and owner of CAS Consulting, LLC, which specializes in providing subject…
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Savannah Sutton
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Savannah Sutton

Assistant Athletic Trainer

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Rachel Swartz ’23
Admissions Representative

Rachel Swartz ’23

Admissions Representative

Rachel Swartz ’23 serves as an admissions counselor for The University of Olivet. A 2023 UOlivet graduate, Rachel majored in…
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Kwamise Taylor
Gospel Choir Director

Kwamise Taylor

Gospel Choir Director

Kwamise Taylor is the gospel choir director. As the gospel choir director, Professor Taylor is responsible for leading the gospel…
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Brianna Taylor
Head Athletic Trainer

Brianna Taylor

Head Athletic Trainer

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Shameemah Thawoos
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Shameemah Thawoos

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Elizabeth Trueblood
Assistant Professor of Writing

Elizabeth Trueblood

Assistant Professor of Writing

Dr. Elizabeth Trueblood (she/her) has been an assistant professor of writing at The University of Olivet since 2023. She teaches…
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Brittany Turner ’15
Director of Social Work and…

Brittany Turner ’15

Director of Social Work and BSW Program

Brittany Turner ’15, DSW, is the founding director of social work at The University of Olivet. She creates course curriculum,…
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Brenda Valiquette
Senior Accountant

Brenda Valiquette

Senior Accountant

Brenda Valiquette serves as the senior accountant at The University of Olivet where she is responsible for authenticating 1098T submission,…
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Nancy Van Hoozier
Chair of the Health and…

Nancy Van Hoozier

Chair of the Health and Human Performance Department; Professor of Health and Human Performance

A Kansas native, Professor Nancy Van Hoozier, Ph.D., teaches courses within the sport psychology, exercise science, and sport recreation management…
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Joshua Van Wyhe
Residence Hall Director, Coordinator of…

Joshua Van Wyhe

Residence Hall Director, Coordinator of Housing Operations, Coordinator of Gender Inclusive Initiatives

Joshua joined the The University of Olivet family in 2020 and serves as the coordinator of housing operations where they…
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Don VanAuken
Visual Art Talent Program Director

Don VanAuken

Visual Art Talent Program Director

Professor Don VanAuken has been teaching at Olivet since 2015. He graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design with…
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Heather VanDeMoortel
Student Account Specialist

Heather VanDeMoortel

Student Account Specialist

Heather VanDeMoortel is The University of Olivet store and mailroom supervisor. She has been a member of The University of…
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Katie Vanderstraaten-Bivens
Chartwells, General Manager of Food…

Katie Vanderstraaten-Bivens

Chartwells, General Manager of Food Services

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Colleen Villa
Executive Director of Marketing and…

Colleen Villa

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

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Daniel Waber
Assistant Football and Strength and…

Daniel Waber

Assistant Football and Strength and Conditioning Coach

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Lisa Webb ’00
Assistant Director of Human Resources

Lisa Webb ’00

Assistant Director of Human Resources

Lisa Webb ’00 serves as the assistant director of human resources at The University of Olivet. She joined the staff…
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Gary Wertheimer
Professor of Art

Gary Wertheimer

Professor of Art

Professor Gary Wertheimer, MFA, graduated from Brooklyn College with a bachelor’s degree in art in 1974. In the summer of…
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Marco Wiedenhoeft
Professor of Physics and Mathematics

Marco Wiedenhoeft

Professor of Physics and Mathematics

Professor Marco Wiedenhoeft has worked at The University of Olivet since 2008. He teaches physics and introductory physics courses and…
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Garrett Wiggins
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Garrett Wiggins

Assistant Athletic Trainer

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Arthur E. Williams
Professor of Theatre

Arthur E. Williams

Professor of Theatre

Professor Arthur Williams has taught at The University of Olivet since 1998. His classes include acting, public speaking, theatre and…
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Joanne A. Williams
Associate Professor of Media Production…

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…
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Elizabeth Williams
Residence Hall Director

Elizabeth Williams

Residence Hall Director

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John H. Wilterding
Professor of Biology and Chemistry

John H. Wilterding

Professor of Biology and Chemistry

Professor John Wilterding teaches introductory chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology and DNA science. He is originally from northeastern Wisconsin. Prof. Wilterding earned a…
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Courtney M. Wirt
Associate Director of Library Research…

Courtney M. Wirt

Associate Director of Library Research & Student Development Intiatives

Courtney Martha Wirt serves as the Administrative Assistant for Student Development at The University of Olivet. In this role, Wirt…
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