Dr. John L. Oldani

Profile Updated: September 28, 2016
Dr. John L. Oldani
Class Year: 1960
Residing In: St. Louis, MO USA
Wife/Significant Other: Carollee Donley Oldani
Homepage: oldanijphd@sbcglobal.net
Occupation: Professor/Consultant
Children: Matthew J. Oldani, born 1968
Susan Oldani Hendrickson, born 1969
David L. Oldani, born 1971
Yes! Attending Reunion
Parish Grade School:

Nativity of Our Lord


Retired Professor; Own Consulting Firm for Organizational Development

Grand Children:

Gemma Oldani, born 2004
Josie Hendrickson, born 2005
Ceci Hendrickson, born 2006
Charlie Oldani, born 2007
Gianna Oldani, born 2008


Received A.B. in 1964 from St. Louis Unviersity and Ph.D. in 1967 from St. Louis University;Professor at Simpson College in Iowa 3 years, and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville SIUE, 30years; visiting Professor: Univeristy of Zagreb, Croatia, U of Florida, Gainesville, U of California, Berkeley; worked at Ameren Corp developing corporate training for 16 years; CPI Corp, 5 years; started own consulting firm: The Oldani Connection in 2001 for Management Skills, Training,Psychological Assessments and Organizational Development for corporations; worked 7 years for Human Resource Management Corporation in St. Louis doing outplacement for downsized employees; have written 6 books: Sweetness Preserved: The Story of the Crown Candy Kitchen; Passing It On, Folklore of St. Louis, volume 1; Passing It On, volume 2; You Did What in the Ditch: Folklore of the American Quilter; St. Lou-isms: Lingo, Lore, and the Lighter Side of Life in the Gateway City; Christmas in St. Louis: Traditions, Displays, and Celebrations; elected to Great Professor Hall of Fame, 1978; writer of 500 scripts for Johnny Cash radio program, American Folklore on 300 stations; on KMOX (CBS) for 25 years on St. Louis Folklore; produest achievement:induction into McBride Alumni Hall of Fame!

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Posted on: Mar 26, 2022 at 7:09 PM

John Congratulations on your retirement! Hope it gives you more time to come to our next reunion. Hope all is going well. JOHN

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Happy Birthday, Lyle! Many more...hope you are feeling well...best to your wife.

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Posted on: Sep 26, 2016 at 6:52 PM

Somebody tell me that 74 is the new 54!!!

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