St. Cloud State University

Angela R. Olson

Assistant Professor of Aviation


 
Contact Information: Advising:

Professional flight, airlines, K-12 education
 

Education:

  • Doctorate in Higher Education Administration - St. Cloud State University (in progress)
  • M.S. Environmental & Technological Studies - St. Cloud State University (2005)
  • B.S. Aeronautical Studies - University of North Dakota (1990)

Professional Certifications:

  • Commercial Pilot - Airplane, Single & Multi Engine Land
  • Flight Instructor - Airplane, Single & Multi Engine, CFII
  • Flight Engineer - Turbojet

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor (2005 - present)
  • Adjunct Professor (2001 - 2005)

 

Professional Memberships:

  • University Aviation Association Member (2006 - present)
  • Airline Pilots Association
  • Women in Aviation International


Courses Taught:

  • AVIT 101 Introduction to Aeronautics
  • AVIT 103 Air Transportation
  • AVIT 107 Women in Aviation
  • AVIT 204 Instrument Rating - Flight
  • AVIT 205 Aircraft Electronics Systems
  • AVIT 351 Commercial Flight Ground
  • AVIT  354 Commercial Pilot Flight I - CRM/LOFT
  • AVIT 356 Commercial Pilot Flight II
  • AVIT 363 Advanced Ground Instructor
  • AVIT 421 Advanced Systems
  • AVIT 423 Air Carrier Operations

 

 

Research Interests:

•  Cosmic radiation, gender issues in the cockpit, & K-12 education

Did You Know? 

Mrs. Olson has flown B-727s. 

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Recent Publications & Presentations:

  • Olson, A., (2008). Challenges and opportunities in recruiting middle school students into aviation careers. Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 18(1), 9-11.

  • Mattson, P., Johnson, J., Olson, A., & Ferguson, M. (2007). Gender and multi-cultural curriculum issues for undergraduate aviation students. Collegiate Aviation Review, 25(1), 46-56.

 

Recent Student Projects:
Undergraduate

  • Aviation student involvement study (in progress)
 
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