Uniquely Inspired “Dr. Robert Olsen”

Susan Murphy Features, Spring 2019

Though the eyes may be windows to the soul, a casual glance at Dr. Robert Olsen, associate professor of Christian studies at University of Mobile, tells of his fun and approachable spirit. Signature muttonchops, white lab coat and Star Wars lightsaber prompt students, and almost everyone, to wonder just what he will say next.  “My wife has facial hair blindness,” …

Dr. DNA

Susan Murphy Experience, Winter 2018

Reagan Barnett, PhDAssistant Professor of Biology Self-proclaimed right-brained thinker Reagan Barnett was on track for grad school to study biomedical Egyptology — diseases in mummies — when at age 20 her own health took a frightening turn. But instead of derailing her life and career, illness changed her focus from studying diseases in the dead to preventing them in the …