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Elizabeth Olson, PhD Practitioner Faculty of Economics

Elizabeth Olson, PhD

Practitioner Lecturer of Economics
Graziadio Business School

Biography

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 the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, and her PhD from Claremont Graduate University.

Education

  • PhD, 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

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).

Courses

  • ECNM 469
  • ECNM 477
  • ECNM 478
  • ECNM 592
  • ECNM 602
  • ECNM 612
  • ECNM 657
  • ECNM 670