Faculty Profile for Dr. Donald W Olson

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Dr. Donald W Olson
Regents' Professor — Physics
RFM 3208
phone: (512) 245-3643

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Olson, D. W., Pope, A. G., & Doescher, R. L. (2018). Munchs Måneskinn [Munch’s Moonlight]. Astronomi, 48, 16–23.
  • Olson, D. W., & Sinclair, R. M. (2018). The origin of Rain, steam, and speed by JMW Turner (1775-1851). The British Art Journal, 19, 2–7.
  • Olson, D. (2018). Further Adventures of the Celestial Sleuth. New York, New York, USA: Springer Praxis. Retrieved from http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319703190
  • Olson, D. (2017). Qui a découvert la nébuleuse de la Lyre? L’Astronomie, 131(October), 44–49. Retrieved from Dept of Physics Texas State
  • Olson, D. W. (2017). Byron: “The Moon is up ... a Single Star is at her side.” Sky & Telescope, 134, 68–72.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi honorary society. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Delta Pi Favorite Professor, Alpha Delta Pi. September 1, 2017 - December 7, 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi, Texas State University. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi, Texas State University. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Regents' Professor, Regents, Texas State University system. November 1, 2015 - December 1, 2015

Selected Grants

  • Olson, Donald (Principal). Joann Cole Mitte Faculty Grant for Excellence, Texas State University, Institutional (Higher Ed). (Submitted: 2007). Grant.
  • Olson, Donald (Principal). Research Grant for Travel to Norway, American-Scandinavian Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate. (Submitted: 2003). Grant.
  • Olson, Donald (Principal). Merrick Instructional Development Grant, Institutional (Higher Ed). (Submitted: 1998). Grant.
  • Olson, Donald (Principal). Organized Research Grant, Texas State University, Institutional (Higher Ed). (Submitted: 1997). Grant.
  • Olson, Donald (Principal). Academic Computing Committee Mini Grant, Texas State University, Institutional (Higher Ed). (Submitted: 1992). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Chair
Search Committee, Astronomy Hiring
2018
Member
Scholarship Committees, College of Science
January 1, 1990-December 2018
Member
Dorothy Coker Scholarship, College of Science
January 1, 2014-December 1, 2018
Member
Durrenberger Scholarships, College of Science
January 1, 2014-December 1, 2018
Member
Outstanding Graduate Student Award Committee, College of Science
January 1, 2014-December 1, 2018