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About Franklin Oliver

Good Trouble Solutions Founder and CEO is Franklin Oliver. Mr. Oliver is a longtime high school social studies teacher, workshop presenter, writer, and multivalent content creator. He recently began teaching in IUPUI’s Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts program which he completed as a student in 2020. Oliver has a bachelor’s degree in history from Carleton College and a master’s degree in religious studies from Indiana University. 


Below is a brief sampling of some of Oliver's relevant experiences. 


Virtual and In Person Training 

High school teacher for 18 years and counting! 

Franklin Oliver, History Instructor - University High School


Numerous professional trainings including on topics ranging from “Enhancing Classroom Discussion: Using the Harkness Table Method to Increase Student Engagement” to “Utilizing Graphic and Contentious Material” 


Faculty for IUPUI Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts program 


Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy faculty (exclusively asynchronous) 

Speaking Engagements

Wide ranging civic events including "America’s New Civil Rights Movement" and "On Racial Profiling" 

Public Conversations including "Navigating A New Identity After the Loss of a Loved One"

Veteran Speech and Forensics Teacher 

Program and Course Development 

Innovated numerous high school courses including subjects such as Afrofuturism, The Holocaust, and Antiracism 101. The Antiracism 101 class was highlighted on a CBS network affiliate. Watch here:


Served on the Founding Planning Team for the Jesuit Virtual Learning Network Ignatian Academy of Excellence


Developed a new Merit Scholarship Selection process for a large public university 

Discussion Facilitation 

Created Critical Conversations About Race seminar series 


Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Co-Moderator 


Host of The WhoDeannyPod


Zinn Education Project Online Discussion Moderator 





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