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Brian Stipp

School of Education

M.A., 2004, Roosevelt University
B.S., 2002, Olivet Nazarene University

Professor Stipp joined Olivet’s faculty as a full-time professor in 2013. He currently teaches history and philosophy of education, and how to teach diverse student populations. One of his long-term career goals is to launch a special education program at Olivet.

Since he graduated from ONU, Brian and his family have lived, worked and worshipped in Little Village, Chicago, which many refer to as the Mexican capital of the Midwest. He speaks Spanish fluently and taught special education on the southwest side of Chicago at the elementary level for 10 years.

Outside of the classroom, Professor Stipp works in a ministry that helps people establish an interactive connection with Jesus, using the Immanuel Approach to Healing Prayer. He also enjoys reading and playing whiffle ball with his family.

He met his wife, Elizabeth — who is a 2001 Olivet graduate — at Martinez Tacos in Kankakee when they were ONU students. Today, they are the parents of five children: Isaac, Suzanna, Eli, Rozalie and Betsy.



The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.