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Laura Barlond-Maas '88

Associate Professor of English

Professor Laura 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.

Prof. Barlond-Maas teachers 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. Currently, she is facilitating a Partners in Teaching series for the provost as well as directing several special projects, such as Advanced Learning Term and the newly revised Dean’s Scholars Series.

Outside of Olivet College, she has formally served as the mayor of the City of Olivet from 2001-2005 after serving as a City Councilwoman from 1997-2001.


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