Student self-efficacy; social work with older adults; military social work.
Ph D Social Work
MSW Social Work
Forida State University
Florida State University
Team Excellence Award
Illinois State University
Social Work Educator of the Year.
National Association of Social Workers, Northwest Florida Chapter
Special Congressional Recognition of Outstanding Service to the Community.
Congressman, Jeff Miller
Review of The Rise of the Military Welfare State, by Jennifer Mittelstadt, Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, XLIII (June 2016): 187-190.
Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Olson, M.D. (2016). Social Security. In N. S. Lind, E.T Rankin, & G. Harris (Eds.), Today’s economic issues: Democrats and Republicans. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC- CLIO.
Journal Article, Academic Journal
DeSouza, E.R., & Olson, M.D. (2018). Coming out in the classroom: Still an occupational hazard? Revista de Educação, Ciência e Cultura, 22(3).
Wesselmann, E. D., Ispas, D., Olson, M.D. , Swerdlik, M. E., & Caudle, N. M. (2018). Does perceived ostracism contribute to mental health concerns among veterans who have been deployed? PLoS ONE, 13, e0208438. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0208438.
Olson, M.D., & DeSouza, E.R. (2017). The influence of sociocultural factors on college students’ attitudes toward sexual minorities. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, XLIV(4), 75-96.
Olson, M.D., Lewis, M.L., Rappe, P.S., Hartley, S. (2015). Innovations in social work training: A pilot study of interprofessional collaboration using standardized clients. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 27(1), 14-24.
Grants & Contracts
Study Abroad Program in Japan.. University of West Florida Office of Diversity and International Education.. Other. (2012)