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educator , museum administrator

Steven Lloyd Olsen, Museum administrator, educator. National Science Foundation fellow, 1976-1979. Board of directors Salt Lake City Board of Education, 1989.


Olsen, Steven Lloyd was born on September 25, 1950 in Salt Lake City. Son of Lloyd V. and Mary (Jensen) Olsen.


Bachelor of Science summa cum laude, Brigham Young University, 1975. AM, University Chicago, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1985.


Senior instructor Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center, Salt Lake City, 1979—1992. Senior researcher Latter Day Saints Church History Department, 1979-1982. Supervisor of research Museum Church History & Art, 1982-1986, manager collections and research, 1986-1989, manager operations, 1989—2003.

Adjunct professor department anthropology Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, 1990—2004. Associate managing director family and church history department Church Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, since 2003. Member speakers bureau Utah Endowment for Humanities, Salt Lake City, 1990.

Co-chair Governor's Initiative on Museums, 1991—1992. Member Governor's Task Force on History and Heritage, 1992—1993. Member advisory board Utah State Office Museum Services, 1993—2000, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Brigham Young University, 1997—2003.

Board member Utah Humanities Council, since 2007.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Human beings can become like gods. However, this doesn't mean that human beings can grow to replace God. Nor do human beings become equal to God.

Humans can become one with God by becoming part of God - they remain separate beings, but take on the attributes of God.


Board directors Salt Lake City Board of Education, 1989. Member of American Society Church History (council member since 2008), National Alliance State Museums Associations (member steering committee 1998—2003), Western Museums Association (first vice president 1994-1996, president 1996-1998, Directors Chair award 2007), Utah Museums Association (vice president 1988-1990, president 1990-1992).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, bicycling, photograhy.


Married Kathi L. Brening, April 6, 1979. Children: Michael, Daniel, Emily, Sarah, Chelsea.

Lloyd V. Olsen

Mary (Jensen) Olsen

Kathi L. Brening

Daniel Olsen

Sarah Olsen

Michael Olsen

Emily Olsen

Chelsea Olsen