Education faculty

Jolynn Oliver, M.S.E.

Instructor in Education

A.B.D., University of St. Thomas
M.S.E., Drake University
B.A., Dana College

VPH 200 C


Jolynn Oliver is currently finishing a doctorate in educational leadership. She serves as the secondary education coordinator and multicultural education coordinator for Northwestern's education department, where she specializes in education for middle school and high school teachers, with an added interest in differentiated methods of teaching for students of all ages. Her passion for diversity education led her to create multicultural opportunities for NWC students, faculty and staff and members of the Orange City community. She has also been involved in mission trips through her church and NWC, and she's currently working with a Christian school in Mississippi.

Professor Oliver taught English in Lithuania at LCC International University and elementary classes in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Prior to joining Northwestern's faculty, she was a youth development specialist for the Iowa State University Extension Office and a German/English teacher at Le Mars Community High School.


    Professional experience

    • German/English Instructor, Le Mars Community High School, Le Mars, Iowa
    • Danish Instructor, Dana College, Blair, Nebraska


    • Daimler-Benz Award of Excellence in German Instruction (national award, 1999)
    • Duden Award (In recognition of outstanding effort and achievement in German instruction in the State of Iowa, 1998)