Profile - Kirsten Olsen

Kirsten Olsen

Instructor Profile

Meet Kirsten Olsen
Instructor of Sociology

Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology, The Ohio State University; Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology and Human Services, University of Minnesota - Morris

Question and Answer

  • Question

    What inspires you as a teacher?


    • Influential Books:

      Anderson, C. (2017). White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide. New York, NY: Bloomsbury.

      Freedman, E. (2002). No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women. New York, NY: Random House.

      Luker, K. (2006). When Sex Goes to School: Warring Views on Sex--and Sex Education--Since the Sixties. New York, NY: W.W. Norton.

      Nilson, L. (2016). Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

      Nilson, L., & Goodson, L. (2017). Online Teaching at Its Best: Merging Instructional Design with Teaching and Learning Research. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

      Warren, C. (1998). Democracy Is Born in Conversations: Re-creating N. F. S. Grundtvig for Lifelong Learners Around the World. Nyack, NY: Circumstantial Productions.

      Washington, H. (2006). Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. New York, NY: Harlem Moon.

      Favorite Podcasts:

        • Life Kit
        • Science Vs
        • The Daily
        • Next Question with Katie Couric
        • The Splendid Table
        • Nutrition Diva
        • Girls Gone Gravel

Fun Facts

  • Fun Fact #1

    I have motorcycled in all of the 48 contiguous United States + D.C.! 

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