Social Work and Criminal Justice
Dr. 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 associate professor, Dr. Stroud 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.
She is currently serving on the boards for Kankakee County Teen Court, Child Network, Kankakee County Renewed Opportunities, and The Kankakee and Iroquois County Human Trafficking Task Force.
Dr. 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 34 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 Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He is also a member of the National and Illinois Psychological Associations.
Flower gardening, baseball, and old movies are some of his leisure interests. He and his wife, Cynthia, reside in Kankakee and have two daughters, Meghan and Victoria, and two grandsons, Jackson and Logan.
A licensed clinical social worker, Dr. Guimond became the chair of the Department of Social Work and Criminal Justice in 2015.
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, research methods, social work practice and topics in disability.
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 Board of Directors for PLOWS Council on Aging.
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 Licensed Clinical Social Worker is from the State of Illinois.
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, and one daughter, Josephine.
Dr. Bishop, after seven years as an adjunct professor, joined Olivet's faculty in 2011. He serves as professor and program director for the traditional undergraduate criminal justice program. 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. Dr. Bishop also serves the 21st Judicial Circuit Court as a Problem-Solving Court program evaluator with emphasis on the Veteran's Treatment Court program.
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 and a fire commissioner for the Bourbonnais Fire Protection District.
His professional memberships include the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Eastern Illinois Chiefs Association and the Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts.
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 Illinois.
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, criminal procedure, and fundamentals of police training. He enjoys working as the coordinator in the Law Enforcement Concentration, preparing students for a future in federal, state, municipal, and county law enforcement.
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, firearms instruction, and armoring. He has taught statewide classes on the Incident Command System (ICS), for the Illinois Fire Institute, and served on the Illinois Incident Management Team. In basic training 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). Additionally, he was selected by local Chiefs of Police to serve as the director of the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG), specializing in statewide drug enforcement efforts with federal, state, and local agencies. Chosen by the local Chiefs of Police, he was the first and only local officer to be assigned to this position. He has also served as the accreditation manager for the initial accreditation process at the Kankakee Police Department 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 enjoys being a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, Illinois Police Association, FBI National Academy Associates, and Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society.
His leisure interests include working through his doctoral degree, lifting weights, reading, traveling and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Michele, live in Kankakee and 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 ministries. He has also participated in AWANA and Vacation Bible School, led home Bible studies, and operates on several para-church boards, and contributed in several overseas mission trips.