2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Department of General Studies


  Chair, Department of General Studies
B.A., 2002, Point Loma Nazarene University
A.M., 2004, University of Chicago
D.S.W., 2015, University of Tennessee

  Executive Director, Center for Academic Excellence 
  Professor, Department of General Studies;
B.A., 2001, Olivet Nazarene University
M.A., 2005, Governors State University
TEFL Certification, 2005, Wheaton College
Ph.D., 2015, North Central University

  Assistant Professor, Department of General Studies
B.S., 2015, Olivet Nazarene University
M.A. Ed., 2018, Olivet Nazarene University

  Assistant Professor, Department of General Studies
B.A., 2009, Northern Illinois University
M.A., 2014, Northern Seminary
M.A., 2019, Governor’s State University

The Department of General Studies exists to help undergraduate students transition to university-level curriculum, set academic and life goals, and develop academic skills and attitudes required for personal and professional success. General Studies courses and peer-programming are designed to come alongside students to foster confidence and competence across all areas of study.

Olivet also offers the Reinforced Interdisciplinary Student Experience (RISE) Program.  This is a 2-year program for qualified incoming Olivet freshmen designed to support students’ successful transition from high school to college.  RISE students will have access to the same experiences as other freshmen students, including access to courses, dorm placement, social events, sports teams and academic opportunities. However, RISE students will have additional opportunities that include specifically designed courses, group getaways, social and academic events with other RISE students, peer coaching, tutoring, counseling services, and ongoing advising.