Elyse Lamszus

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D., 2015, Northern Illinois University
M.A., 2011, Northern Illinois University
B.A., 2008, Trinity Christian College

Professor Lamszus joined Olivet's full-time faculty in 2014 to teach courses in college writing and literature. Her areas of expertise are rhetoric and composition, postcolonial theory and literature, and British and American women's literature.

She began her teaching career in 2009 while doing her graduate studies at NIU. During that time, she assisted in the development and integration of electronic portfolios in all first-year composition courses. These eportfolios continue to serve an integral role in the assessment of the program there.

As a graduate student, she received the Director's Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award for Excellence in Teaching First-Year Composition and the Arnold B. Fox Award for Excellence in Research Writing. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English and the Midwest Modern Language Association.

During her leisure time, you will probably find Professor Lamszus camping, hiking or kayaking. She also loves playing board games with her friends and family. She and her husband, John, enjoy traveling — in the U.S., abroad and especially in her native country of Canada.