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Elizabeth Olson, PhD

Practitioner Faculty of Economics


Phone:
949.223.2500

Email: elizabeth.olson@pepperdine.edu

Campus: Irvine

Elizabeth Olson Practitioner Faculty of Economics

Dr. Elizabeth Olson has over 15 years of management, financial consulting, and international experience. Having started her career abroad, she has developed highly effective methods of cross-cultural communication and management. Dr. Olson has worked with both large corporations and small businesses with a focus on financial analysis, forecasting and budgeting, competitor analysis, and management. She recently sold her startup company, which managed agricultural real estate and assets.

Dr. Olson began teaching in 2013, lecturing at the College at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. She continues her consulting work for a combination of mid-sized and small companies. Her primary area of academic research is political economy, which she presents at academic conferences. Dr. Olson received her BA from Hamline University, her MBA from Pepperdine University, and her PhD from Claremont Graduate University.

Ph D, Claremont Graduate University, 2018.
Major: Political Science
Dissertation Title: Education Policy & Environmental Justice: Noise Pollution, Education Performance Indicators and the Perpetuation of Socioeconomic Status

MA, Claremont Graduate University, 2012.
Major: Public Policy

MBA, Pepperdine University, 2009.
Major: Global Business

BA, Hamline University, 1999.
Major: International Management

Education

Ph D, Claremont Graduate University, 2018.

Major: Political Science
Dissertation Title: Education Policy & Environmental Justice: Noise Pollution, Education Performance Indicators and the Perpetuation of Socioeconomic Status

MA, Claremont Graduate University, 2012.

Major: Public Policy

MBA, Pepperdine University, 2009.

Major: Global Business

BA, Hamline University, 1999.

Major: International Management

Professional Memberships

American Political Science Association. (January 1, 2015 - Present).

American Society for Public Administration. (January 1, 2015 - Present).

Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management. (January 1, 2015 - Present).

Comparative and International Education Society. (January 1, 2015 - Present).

Teaching Experience

Pepperdine University

ECNM 469, 4 courses.
ECNM 477, 2 courses.
ECNM 478, 4 courses.
ECNM 592, 2 courses.
ECNM 602, 1 course.
ECNM 612, 2 courses.
ECNM 657, 7 courses.
ECNM 670, 1 course.

Publications

Olson, E. (Chair), Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, "Teachers and Education Policy," Comparative and International Education Society, Washington, DC. (March 10, 2015).

Olson, E. (Chair), Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, "Cross-National Perspectives on Equity, Access and Achievement in Education," Comparative and International Education Society, Washington, DC. (March 9, 2015).

Olson, E. (Presenter & Author), Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, "Education Environments, Noise Pollution & the Perpetuation of Socioeconomic Status," Comparative and International Education Society, Washington, DC. (March 9, 2015).

Service

Public/Community

Member and Volunteer, Colonial Dames Society, Member. (March 1, 2016 - Present).

Board of Service Organization, Daughters of the American Revolution, Registrar. (January 5, 2015 - Present).

School

Committee Member, Faculty Council. (October 6, 2017 - Present).

Committee Member, BSM Committee. (January 12, 2016 - Present).

Consulting

Financial Analysis, Sterling Cemetery, Sterling, MN. (August 22, 2016 - Present).

Financial Analysis, Sterling Grain, Amboy, MN. (January 4, 2016 - Present).

Financial Analysis, Sterling Pork, Amboy, MN. (March 13, 2011 - September 1, 2015).