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David Olson, Ph. D.

David OlsonDr. David E. Olson teaches strategic management and international management for the College of Business and Public Administration at California State University, Bakersfield.  He received his Ph.D. and a M.S. both in Management from the University of Arizona.  Other academic training includes an MBA in Finance from the University of Washington, a BA in Economics and Business from Westmont College, and post-graduate coursework in Religious Studies and Ethics from Oxford University.  Dr. Olson also served as an asset/liability manager and as an assistant branch manager during his 10 years as a practitioner within the banking sector and was a circus performer for several years prior to this. His research interests are centered on governance and decision-making and he is a champion for the internationalization of the CSUB campus in all ways possible. 

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