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 Lynette J. Olson, Ph.D.

Lynette J. Olson, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Office: 220 Russ Hall
Phone: 620-235-4113

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About Dr. Lynette Olson

Dr. Lynette J. Olson is the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Pittsburg State University.  She is also a Professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences specializing in Human Development, Family Relations, and Family Life Education.


Certified Family Life Educator

Ph.D., Family Life Education & Consultation, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A.

M.S., Student Personnel & Guidance/ Higher Education, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

B.C.E., Christian Education, Ozark Christian College, Joplin, Missouri, U.S.A.

Areas of Interest

Professional Interests

  • Work/Life issues
  • Family life education
  • Elder care giving
  • Communication
  • Aging 

Honor Societies and Professional Affiliations

Honor Societies
Phi Upsilon Omicron
Kappa Omicron Nu
Phi Kappa Phi

Professional Affiliations
American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
National Council on Family Relations

Council of Administrators of Family & Consumer Sciences
Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences