Dr. 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.