107 Ferguson Building
Affiliate Faculty Member: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
Specializations: Gender, Family Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Dark Side of Close Relationships
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
M.A., University of California, Davis
B.A., St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Olson, L. N. & Fine, M. A. (Eds.) (2016). The darker side of family communication: The harmful, the morally suspect, and the socially inappropriate. New York: Peter Lang.
Olson, L. N., Baoicchi-Wagner*, E., Wilson Kratzer*, J., & Symonds*, S. (2012). The dark side of family communication. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.
Refereed Journal Articles:
Crowe, A., Murray, C., Mullen, P., Hunnicutt, G., Lundgren, K., & Olson, L. N. (in press). Help seeking behaviors and intimate partner violence-related traumatic brain injury. Violence and Gender.
Swartout, K. M., Flack, Jr., W. F., Cook, S. L., Olson, L. N., Smith, P. H., & White, J. W., (in press). Measuring campus sexual misconduct and its context: The administrator-researcher campus climate consortium (ARC3) survey. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.
King, K., Murray, C. E., Crowe, A., Hunnicutt, G.**, Lundgren, K.**, & Olson, L.** (2017). The costs of recovery: Intimate partner violence survivors’ experiences of financial recovery from abuse. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 25, 230-238. doi: 10.1177/1066480717710656 **Authors listed in alphabetical order.
Hunnicut, G., Lundgren, K., Murray, C., & Olson, L. (2017). The intersection of intimate partner violence and traumatic brain injury: A call for interdisciplinary research. Journal of Family Violence, 32, 471-480, doi 10.1007/s10896-016-9854-7
Baiocchi-Wagner*, E., & Olson, L. N. (2016). Motherhood and family health advocacy in nutrition and exercise: “Doing the tradition.” Journal of Family Communication, 128-143.
Murray, C. E., Lundgren, K., Olson, L. N., & Hunnicutt, G. (2016). Practice update: What professionals who are not brain injury specialists need to know about intimate partner violence-related traumatic brain injury. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 17, 298-305. doi: 10.1177/1524838015584364
Selection of Recent Book Chapters/Encyclopedia Entries:
Olson, L. N., & Schwartzman, R. (submitted). Child sexual predators’ luring communication goes online: Reflections and future directions. In E. Downs (Ed.), Dark Side of Media & Technology: A 21st Century Guide to Media & Technological Literacy. New York: Peter Lang.
Olson, L. N. & Donahey, A. (2018). Four horsemen of the apocalypse: A framework for understanding family conflict. In D. O. Braithwaite, E. Suter, & K. Floyd (Eds.), Engaging theories in family communication: Multiple perspectives (2nd ed.). New York: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.
Olson, L. N. (2017). Grounded theory. In J. P. Matthes, C. S. Davis, & R. F. Potter (Eds.), International encyclopedia of communication research methods. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781119085621.wbefs425
Olson, L. N., & Socha, T. J. (2016). Journal of family communication. In C. Sheehan (Ed.), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Olson, L. N. (2016). The dark underbelly of communication competence: How something good can be bad? In A. F. Hannawa & B. H. Spitzberg (Eds.), Communication competence: Handbook of communication science (Vol, 22) (pp. 657-682). Boston, MA: de Gruyter Mouton.
Journal Editorial Board Membership
National Communication Association