414.001Generalist Social Work Practice I: Individuals
Research Interests & Areas
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.
Olson, M. Exploring the ethical dilemma of integrating social work values and military social work practice.. Social Work 59.2 (2014): 183-185..
Coming Out in the Classroom: Still an Occupational Hazard?. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. (2015)
Exploring Military Social Work from a Social Justice Perspective.. Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Annual Conference. Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors. (2015)
Innovations in social work training: A case study of interprofessional collaboration. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Council on Social Work Education. (2013)
U.S. and Japan Educational Exchange on Aging Issues. Alabama Conference of Social Work.. (2013)
Developing Community Teaching Collaborations to Improve Cultural Competence: Training Veteran Service Workers.. Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Annual Conference.. Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors. (2012)
Paper Presentation:Compassionate stereotypes: Examining the relationship between ageism and perceptions of elder vulnerability.. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. (2012)
Preventing Job Burnout in Social Workers Caring for Older Adults. Jikei College of Social Welfare. (2012)
Case Management & Reentry: New Challenges for Community Supervision.. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.. (2011)
Collaborating with emergency medical educators to integrate simulation technology into a social work practice course.. Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Annual Conference.. (2011)
Poster Session: Predicting Student Interest in Careers in Aging. Florida Conference on Aging.. (2010)
Grants & Contracts
Study Abroad Program in Japan.. University of West Florida Office of Diversity and International Education.. Other. (2012)