Russell B. Olwell, Ph.D.

Early College: Remote but Still Connected; Using First Year Seminars to Build Community Engagement: Merrimack College and Young Athletes

    (Co-presenters – Early College: Remote but Still Connected:
    Isabelle Cherney, Ph.D., Odanis Hernandez, Kirstie Dobbs, Ph.D., & Kate Orbon

    Co-presenters – Using First Year Seminars to Build Community Engagement: Merrimack College and Young Athletes:
    Sarah Cowdell, M.Ed., Rachel Brown, & Margaret Ford)

    Russell Olwell was appointed associate dean and professor in the School of Education and Social Policy and works on the early college and its evaluation. He has written two books, “At Work in the Atomic City” (University of Tennessee Press, 2008) and “Mentoring Is a Verb: Strategies for Improving College and Career Readiness” (Routledge, 2016) with a forthcoming book “A Guide to Early College and Dual Enrollment Programs: Designing and Implementing Programs for Student Achievement”(Routledge, 2021) . 
    Olwell has developed projects in curriculum development, college access, community development and STEM education, and his work has been funded by federal and state agencies, corporations and foundations.