Susan Olson, Ph.D.
Policies and Bylaws
Law & Society Review Business
Susan Olson, Executive Officer, is also Professor Emerita of political science at the University of Utah. She has been a member of the Law and Society Association since 1984. Her research has investigated various ways that the legal system aggregates and transforms personal concerns into broader issues of public policy, including both individuals and groups that use law as well as legal and political procedures that structure such use. She also has strong interests in the future of higher education and the roles of faculty, stemming from eleven years as Associate Vice President for Faculty at the University of Utah, coordinating faculty personnel matters and participating in shared governance. She received her PhD in political science from Syracuse University and her B.A. from Pomona College.
Website and Social Media
Megan came to LSA after eight years at the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Utah, where she managed websites, social media, publications, and strategic communications. She started her professional career in the 1980’s as an IT Manager and moved into on-line and in-person training in the corporate sector. She has done extensive consulting with private sector, non-profit, and governmental organizations about systems implementation and infrastructure for remote collaborations. She has taught numerous short courses on technology and government and on social media and the law.
Caitlin graduated from the University of Utah in 2009 with B.A. degrees in History and Asian Studies, then completed an M.A. in Asian Studies in 2013. She enjoyed working with students as an Academic Advisor for International and Area Studies at the University of Utah for 5 years. Her other experiences include working as a Women’s Empowerment Coordinator with the Refugee and Immigrant Center, Marketing and Events Coordinator with the United Way of Salt Lake, then as a TEFL volunteer with the Peace Corps in Thailand. Caitlin loves traveling and can have a conversation in 5 languages (English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Thai). She is currently working on a Master of Public Administration degree while learning the ins and outs of the nonprofit world at the Law and Society Association.
Meeting Submission System
CRN and IRC
Megan came to LSA after two years working in grant administration at the University of Utah’s College of Nursing. She has a BS in environmental science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MPA from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She served three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia and Ecuador, where she developed environmental education curriculum for school groups and worked with subsistence farmers on watershed management. She is excited to join the Law and Society Association for the next year as a way to combine her experience working on grants and her interest in public policy.