Dan Olsen is the technology coordinator and Information Technology Consultant in the Department of Journalism & Public Relations. He came to the department in 2010 after spending nine years as the founding manager of CSULB’s Technology Help Desk and managing a support team in Academic Affairs and the Office of the Provost. He came to the university with 15 years of experience in the healthcare information technology industry and has been a featured speaker at higher educational IT conferences across the country.
Olsen holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and an MBA from CSULB. Born and raised in Long Beach, he has recently returned to his native hometown near campus. In his off time, he enjoys traveling with his three children and following USC athletics, the L.A. Angels, the L.A. Kings and Liverpool Football Club. He is also the owner/archivist of the Long Beach State 49ers Football Films collection on 16mm film.