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!
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)
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: https://www.wishtv.com/news/multicultural-news/university-high-school-students-introduce-anti-racism-course-for-january-term/
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
Created Critical Conversations About Race seminar series
Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Co-Moderator
Host of The WhoDeannyPod http://whodeannypod.libsyn.com
Zinn Education Project Online Discussion Moderator