Tricia D. Olsen, PhD
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Assistant Dean for Research and Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Business Ethics & Legal Studies; Marcus Faculty Fellow
Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies, Office of the Dean
Tricia D. Olsen

Biography at a Glance

Dr. Olsen is Assistant Dean for Research and Academic Affairs and Associate Professor in the Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies. She is also the Marcus Faculty Fellow. Olsen teaches and studies about the political economy of development in emerging economies, with a focus on Latin America. In addition to publishing widely in business ethics, management, and political science outlets, she has consulted for the United Nations Business & Human Rights Working Group and the World Bank, among other organizations. Olsen’s work has been funded by USAID, NSF, the British Academy, and the Carnegie Corporation. She is the co-director of the Daniels-Korbel Global Business and Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate. Olsen received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin.

 

Education

  • PhD, Political Science, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • MA, Political Science, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • BA, Latin American Studies, Carleton College

 

Academic Positions Held

  • Assistant Dean for Research and Academic Affairs, 2018 – Present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies 2017 – Present
  • Marcus Faculty Fellow, 2016 – Present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies 2011 – 2017

 

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award, International Association for Business and Society, “Business and Human Rights: Means-Ends Decoupling in the Oil and Gas Industry,” with Kathleen Rehbein, Michelle Westerman-Behaylo, Annie Snelson, and Paul Seaborn (2018)
  • Carnegie Corporation, “Inclusive Approaches to Violence Reduction, Peacebuilding, and Governance: Research and Implications for Practice,” co-PI (2017-18)
  • IIE/USAID Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, co-PI (2016)

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