Nancy Van Hoozier
Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance
Nancy VanHoozier, associate professor of Health and Human Performance, has worked at Olivet College since 1992.She teaches a range of physical education and recreation courses, including athletic officiating, kinesiology, sports psychology and sports law. VanHoozier serves on a number of Olivet College committees including: academic advising, academic policy, diversity, employee plan and service learning. She also serves on the college's Betsy Dole Women's Resource Center Advisory Committee and the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Committee. She also advises Common Ground, the student-led gay/straight alliance.
VanHoozier earned a bachelor's degree from Fort Hays State University in Kansas and a master's degree in education from the University of Kansas.
Eric A. Wiening, CPCU, ARM, AU, API, AAI
Adjunct Professor of Risk Management and Insurance
Eric A. Wiening is an author, educator, and consultant who has directly contributed to the professional development of an estimated 250,000 students of insurance and risk management. He took his first retirement in June 2003, leaving his position as assistant vice president and ethics counsel after 26 years with the American Institute for CPCU. Subsequently, among other activities, he was an adjunct professor of insurance at The American College for nearly five years. Before joining the American Institute, Mr. Wiening held marketing positions with Aetna Life & Casualty and was home office education and training supervisor for CNA Insurance.
Eric Wiening has authored or co-authored several textbooks.He earned a BA degree from Concordia Senior College and an MS in insurance and risk management from Temple University in Philadelphia. He has earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation, as well as the Associate in Risk Management, Associate in Underwriting, Associate in Personal Insurance, and Accredited Adviser in Insurance designations from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and the Insurance Institute of America and completed the Thomas A. Edison State College Certificate in Distance Education Program. He has taught live and online insurance and risk management courses for The American College, Widener University, the University of Delaware, the Insurance Society of Philadelphia, the Insurance School of Chicago, and the North American Training Alliance/Quest Training Associates in London. He also writes educational material and designs online courses in insurance and risk management. He is an active member of the CPCU Society and served for nine years as a member of its national ethics committee.
Lynda has worked at Olivet College since 2011. Leading a unique collaborative program pioneered by the Eaton Intermediate School District and Olivet College, Neff teaches high school seniors and juniors college undergraduate level classes, including principles of insurance and risk management, personal insurance and commercial insurance. In addition to these subjects, Neff teaches such financial planning classes as income taxation and retirement planning. Prior to joining the Olivet College faculty, she spent 25 years in the insurance industry, specializing in marketing, product development, and life insurance operations.
Neff holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology from High Point University of North Carolina, and a master’s degree in financial services from American College of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She also holds several professional designations, including Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter and Fellow Life Management Institute.
Walt Unti was a property and casualty insurance executive for 30 years. His insurance background includes insuring homes, cars, mobile homes, RV’s, cycles, snowmobiles, boats, dealerships, physicians, and hospitals. He has managed almost all of the insurance functions including underwriting, claims, actuarial, policy processing, customer service, marketing and sales. In 1989 he started a “virtual” insurance company with the help of venture capitalists. In 2001 he left the insurance industry to become a professor and coordinator of business for Napa Valley College. He established California’s first entirely online Community College business degree. He currently works as an Associate Adjunct Professor of Insurance & Risk Management at Olivet College.
James English is Assistant Director & Senior Property Broker at Aon Brokerage Group – National Property. His experience with Aon and Marsh has resulted in an Industry-recognized expertise in Complex Property Insurance Programs –notably Automotive OEMs and Tier One and Two Suppliers – personal relationships and a network with many leaders in the Global underwriting community and knowledge of many Global Insurance Trading Centers, including: Chicago; New York; London; Bermuda; Continental Europe and other countries. He also currently works as an Associate Adjunct Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Olivet College teaching Global Insurance and Risk Management in the MBA program.