Social Work and Criminal Justice
Professor Stroud became a full-time faculty member in 2013. Courses she teaches include: criminal law, criminal procedure, criminology, correctional procedure and crisis intervention.
As an adjunct professor, she was instrumental in planning and staging a mock crime scene and mock trial for Olivet students in 2012 — in cooperation with the Bourbonnais Police Department and the Kankakee County public defender's office. The goal of these role play exercises was to provide students with a hands-on learning opportunity for concepts they were learning in the classroom. They also had the opportunity to learn from local law enforcement and legal professionals.
Since 1996, she has served as a mental health professional, assisting with crisis and case management in a variety of settings. She also advocated in the courts and correctional systems on an as-needed basis for appropriate placement of the mentally ill and those with co-occurring disorders. Her career has given her many opportunities to work closely with probation, parole and courts officers, as well as community providers. During her five years with Catholic Charities, she was an elder abuse caseworker.
As a volunteer with Kankakee County Renewed Opportunity (KCRO), a not-for-profit organization that works jointly with the Kankakee Sheriff's Department, she is committed to reducing recidivism. KCRO's goal is to empower persons who have been released from prisons or other correctional facilities to reach their potential as human beings, and to take their rightful places as contributing members of the communities where they live and work.
She also volunteers with Kankakee County Teen Court, an alternative to traditional juvenile court programs. This program is based on the premise that young people respond positively to the influences of their peers. It is a voluntary program that assists first-time, non-violent teenage offenders in assuming responsibility for their behavior through involvement in the judicial process and work in the community.
Professor Stroud is an active member of the Manteno Church of the Nazarene, where she and her family have attended since 1990.
She and her husband, Mike, are the parents of two sons, Lucas and Conner, and a daughter, Rylie. Spending time with them is both a priority and a pleasure for her. They enjoy boating, swimming, and just being outdoors together.
With more than 28 years in the field of social work/mental health, Professor Lee teaches courses in substance abuse, mental health issues, criminal personality disorders, groups and families. His academic interests include adult children of chemically dependent family systems, life span development and faith in mental health.
A licensed clinical social worker, and a certified alcohol and other drug counselor, he has worked with chronically mentally ill and chemically dependent populations, as well as provided individual, marital and family therapies. He is recognized as a substance abuse professional by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association. He is also a member of the National and Illinois Psychological Associations.
Flower gardening, baseball, old movies and bike rides are some of his leisure interests. He and his wife, Cynthia, reside in Kankakee and have two daughters, Meghan and Victoria, and two grandson, Jackson and Logan.
A licensed clinical social worker, Dr. Guimond became the chair of the Department of Social Work and Criminal Justice in 2015. She also serves as the program director for the social work major.
During her career, she has worked with the aging population, the chronically mentally ill and chemically dependent adolescents. At Olivet, she teaches human behavior in the social environment, social work practice and topics in aging.
Her academic interests lie in the areas of self-care for the social work professional and disability policies across the lifespan. She served on the Social Work Advisory Council for Trinity Christian College.
In her leisure time, she enjoys skiing, reading, scrapbooking and swimming.
She and her husband, Philip, have a daughter, Lucy, and a son, Harrison. They are active at Manteno Church of the Nazarene.
Professor Cole joined Olivet's full-time faculty in 2015. She teaches introduction to social work and social work practice. Her licensure as a Certified Social Worker is from the State of Kentucky.
Her most recent professional experiences includes providing social services to World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans and their families at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, Kentucky. Prior to that she was lead case manager in the Senior Services Department of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet, where she coordinated services for seniors to remain independent in their own homes.
Fluent in Spanish, Professor Cole was a bilingual therapist for child survivors of sexual assault at Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA) in Kankakee, Illinois. For one year, she served as a volunteer missionary with the Church of the Nazarene in Quito, Ecuador. As an Olivet student, she studied abroad in Spain and traveled to several European countries.
She is a member of Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society and Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society.
Professor Cole enjoys photography using her Nikon D5100. Travel is also high on her priority list, especially to Spanish-speaking countries and South America. One of her dreams is to return to Europe with her husband, Ian.
For leisure time and relaxation, she especially enjoys reading spiritual formation books by authors Henri Nouwen, Richard Foster and David Benner. You may also find her in the kitchen, eating chocolate peanut butter ice cream or baking for the holidays. Journaling and exploring the beauty of nature outdoors are two of her favorite activities. And coffee makes every day better, in her opinion.
She and Ian were married in 2008. They are the parents of one son, Elijah.
Dr. Bishop, after seven years as an adjunct professor, joined Olivet's faculty in 2011. He serves as the program director for the traditional undergraduate criminal justice program as well as the online criminal justice program designed for the adult learner serving within the criminal justice profession. He also serves as the criminal justice field placement program director. In 2016, he received Olivet's Richard M. Jones Award for Teaching Excellence.
Dr. Bishop has served as Olivet's director of public safety working to build a culture of emergency preparedness. His passion for building collaborative working relationships with local emergency services in area communities has resulted in more direct services to the University, as well as internship and job opportunities for students. He was instrumental in Olivet's being chosen as a Region VII alternative care site. Under his direction, field hospital preparations and practice drills began and still continue. His hope is that everyone will be focused on safety as the number one priority all the time, not just in a time of emergency.
His passion for developing collaborative relationships has actively extended into the efforts of the anti-Human Trafficking movement seeking the development of relationships with regional churches, law enforcement agencies, social service agencies, and the court system.
Working in the criminal justice system since 1980, Dr. Bishop has served as a probation/parole officer, juvenile probation officer, pre-sentence investigator, and a police officer. He has been a police commissioner for the Village of Bourbonnais since 2005, and a fire commissioner for the Bourbonnais Fire Protection District since 2006.
His professional memberships include the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, American Criminal Justice Association and Eastern Illinois Chiefs Association.
Dr. Bishop serves as an elder at River Valley Christian Fellowship Church. In his leisure time, he enjoys reading, landscaping and lawn care. You may also find him listening to 1970s classic rock music, exploring nature or engaging others in deep philosophical discussions while on the golf course.
He and his wife, Joan, have two sons: Daniel '11, a graduate student at Utah State University, having served in the Peace Corps; and Michael '12/'14, who has been teaching in Asia.
Dr. Anderson joined Olivet's full-time faculty in 2016 and has 13 years of previous teaching experience in the field of social work. Her areas of specialty within social work are international social work, clinical/mental health, program evaluation and teaching. She is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania.
In addition, her professional experience includes five years in clinical mental health, 10 years serving as a missionary in the area of compassionate ministries, and online program development and coordination of a bachelor's degree program in theology.
She is an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She is also a member of the North American Association of Christian Social Workers and African Nazarene Women Clergy. One of her greatest joys in life is recruiting social work students, and she has done this for many programs worldwide.
During her leisure time, she enjoys walking for exercise, hanging out with friends, gardening, cooking, reading and traveling. Pastoral ministry is woven into everything she does.
She and her husband, Phil, are the parents of two daughters, Makenzie and Morgyn.
One of her favorite Bible verses is Ephesians 4:29, "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."
Professor Adamson joined Olivet's full-time faculty in 2015. He teaches courses in police and society, criminal law, criminology, criminal justice, corrections and fundamentals of police training.
In 2014, he completed his professional law enforcement career after serving 27½ years as a police officer with the Kankakee Police Department. He has a wealth of experience in SWAT, police administration, hostage and crisis negotiation, and firearms instruction. As an armorer, he is certified in the maintenance and repair of weapons. He has led processes relative to CALEA and ILEAP accreditation, as well as National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS). At the Illinois State Police Basic Academy, Professor Adamson was elected as class president of the Basic Train Class 400-18 in 1986. His career in law enforcement has included a promotion to the rank of Sergeant (1992), to Lieutenant (1998) and to Patrol Commander (2010). From 1993 to 2003, he served as the director of the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG). Chosen by the local Chiefs of Police, he was the first and only local officer to be assigned to this position. When he served as accreditation manager for the initial accreditation process, he led the Kankakee Police Department in becoming the first police agency in Illinois to attain state accreditation (ILEAP), and also the first police agency to hold both state accreditation (ILEAP) and national accreditation (CALEA).
He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, FBI National Academy Associates, Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society and Golden Key International Honor Society. He has also served on the Illinois Incident Management Team.
His leisure interests include competitive handgun shooting, lifting weights, reading, traveling and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Michele, are the parents of three children: Benjamin, Joseph and Rachel.
Professor Adamson has been an active member of Calvary Bible Church in Bourbonnais since 1990, where he has served in leadership as an elder and deacon, in men's ministry, and as teacher of adult and junior high school classes. He has also participated in AWANA and Vacation Bible School, led home Bible studies, and been part of several overseas mission trips.