This fall, The University of Olivet welcomed three new faculty members and one new academic staff member, adding to the exceptional instructional staff at the college. These professors bring decades of combined experiences to the students, and each hold a strong desire to embrace OC’s relationship-based education model.
Charles L. Crowley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance
Charles L. Crowley, Ph.D., teaches courses in the Health and Human Performance Department, focusing in the sports\recreation management program. He brings over 20 years of experience in the business and sport industries to his role. In addition, he frequently conducts research in areas of sports finance, social economic status of athletes, and race/ethnicity in sports, and regularly presents his findings at scholarly conferences.
Dr. Crowley launched his professional career with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, while also running professional track and field. He has previously worked in a variety of organizations and roles, some of which include government positions, the management of a Fortune 500 company, and Division I and II college coach. Dr. Crowley says that despite his other professional experiences, he finds the most joy in teaching and making a positive impact in students’ lives and futures.
Beyond his academic subject, Dr. Crowley strives to teach students to never give up and to always pursue big goals. He finds his teaching and coaching roles most rewarding when he is a part of students’ success. Dr. Crowley’s personal philosophy is to live life to its fullest and learn from every experience.
Dr. Crowley holds a Doctor of Philosophy in sport management from Florida State University, and a master’s degree in management and economics and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Lincoln University.
Will Hagerty ’06
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
Will Hagerty joins the full time The University of Olivet faculty to serve as visiting assistant professor of psychology after holding the role of adjunct instructor for five years. He will continue to work closely with the Social Sciences Department faculty in developing curriculum and teaching his usual course load in the clinical field. Professor Hagerty is especially excited to become more involved in his role at The University of Olivet and continue to grow the Social Sciences Department.
Professor Hagerty has taught an array of courses, including statistics for the social sciences, counseling and psychotherapy, psychology of gender, as well as other psychology and sociology/anthropology courses. In his role as adjunct instructor, he also helped to establish a curriculum in alignment with a social work minor program. In addition, Professor Hagerty is a practicing counselor in Michigan in both private-practice and community mental health.
Professor Hagerty graduated from The University of Olivet in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He completed his master’s degree in counseling from Spring Arbor University and is also currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in psychology at Capella University.
Lorraine Manier, DNP
Director of Nursing Education
Lorraine Manier, DNP, serves as the director of Nursing Education at The University of Olivet. In her role, she leads the college’s RN-BSN Program, which provides Michigan’s registered nurses (RNs) an attainable path toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Dr. Manier will also assist in the education of nursing professionals.
Dr. Manier began her nursing career in 1995 at St. Nicholas Hospital as a medical/surgical nurse, and later spent 12 years in home health and hospice. She has held many leadership positions in her roles, including case manager, quality and education specialist, and hospital director of nursing. Over the last six years, Dr. Manier has served in nursing education in full-time and adjunct positions. She also served as a leader in nursing education as a nursing program director.
Dr. Mainer’s passion for nursing education stems from her desire to do good. She is honored to work in a profession that allows her to take care of others at their most vulnerable times, be it patients or students. Further, Dr. Mainer’s dedication to nursing education is credited to her own college professors, recognizing the impact their support and encouragement has had on her personal and career success. She now hopes to do the same for today’s nursing students.
Dr. Manier holds a Doctoral of Nursing Practice from Grand Canyon University, a master’s degree in nursing education and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Marian University, and an associate degree from Alpena Community College.
Director of Choral Activities
Joel Moore serves as director of choral activities. In his role, he directs the The University of Olivet Choir and works closely with the college admissions department, meeting with prospective families to guide them through the college selection process.
Previously, Professor Moore taught secondary vocal music for 20 years in Michigan schools, 17 of which were for the Three Rivers Community Schools district. Choirs under Professor Moore’s direction have performed across the nation and have been selected as one of Michigan’s top ensembles on five occasions to perform at the prestigious Michigan Youth Arts Festival.
In both 2010 and 2011, Professor Moore’s choir was awarded first place at The Detroit Spiritual Festival, in addition to numerous other recognitions both locally and nationally. Beyond conferences and competitions, Professor Moore and his choirs have had the privilege of premiering choral arrangements on eight different occasions by six different composers, and some of these arrangements have been published.
In addition to his professional role, Professor Moore has been a mentor to intern teachers from various colleges and universities throughout Michigan. He also currently serves as minister of music at New Hope Assembly in Three Rivers, an MSVMA adjudicator/clinician and private voice instructor to 20 students.
Professor Moore holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in music education from Western Michigan University.