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Management educator , researcher

David Louis Olson, American Management educator, researcher. Richard D. Irwin Dissertation fellow Irwin Public, 1980. Lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve, 1967. Fellow Decision Sciences Institute (vice president 1989-1991, 94-96, coordinator Doctor of Philosophy curricular affairs 1996, national program chair 1997); member Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Society for Multiple Criteria Decision Making.

Background

Olson, David Louis was born on October 4, 1944 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States. Son of Ervin Wilfred and Lillian Helen Marjory (Severtson) Olson.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, South Dakota School Mines & Technology, Rapid City, 1966. Master of Business Administration, Kearney State University, Nebraska, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, University Nebraska, 1981.

Career

Industrial engineer United States Steel Corporation, Gary, Indiana, 1966-1967. Officer United States Army Corps Engineers, Germany and Vietnam, 1967-1970. Engineer Missouri Valley Construction, Grand Island, Nebraska, 1970-1979.

Instructor University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1979-1981, professor, since 2001, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1981—2001. Presenter in field.

Works

Membership

Lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve, 1967. Fellow Decision Sciences Institute (vice president 1989-1991, 94-96, 2003-2005, coordinator Doctor of Philosophy curricular affairs 1996, national program chair 1997). Member Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Society for Multiple Criteria Decision Making.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: history.

Connections

Married Meri Silver Olson, June 5, 1965. Children: David Lewis, Daria Silver, Debra Susan, Daniel Dean.

father:
Ervin Wilfred Olson

mother:
Lillian Helen Marjory (Severtson) Olson

spouse:
Meri Silver Olson

children:
David Lewis Olson

Debra Susan Olson

Daria Silver Olson

Daniel Dean Olson