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Dr. Kristina R. Olsen

Faculty

Dr. Kristina R. Olsen holds a Ph.D. in Theology from Catholic University of America and Master’s Degrees in Theology, Business and Computer Science. She also has a B.A. in Music (Classical Guitar) and a B.Ph. in Liberal Studies.

Dr. Olsen worked in Telecommunications Research and Development at Bell Labs (AT&T/Lucent) for over 15 years, in all phases of software project management, engineering and development. She has also taught music and performed as a classical guitarist.  She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Theology, Business, Ethics and Information Technology at universities in the Washington, DC, area and online.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Theology with a concentration in Spirituality, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • Master of Arts in Theology, Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH (2009)
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Montana, Missoula, MT (2007)
  • Master of Science, Computer Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (1992)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
  • Bachelor of Philosophy, Liberal Studies, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Representative Publications and Presentations

  1. May, 2014: "Work in the Spirituality of Teresa of Avila," Dissertation, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
  2. November, 2011: “The New English Translation of the Roman Missal,” Presentation, St. Mary of the Mills Parish, Laurel, MD.
  3. October, 2011: “Spiritual Renewal Workshop for Parish Liturgical Ministers,” Presentation, St. Ambrose Parish, Cheverly, MD.
  4. April, 2011: “iPod, iGod: Technology and Its Impact on Spirituality,” Round Table Discussion (Leader), Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
  5. March, 2011: “The E-Carnation of Christ: Digitizing the Word and Implications for Spirituality,” 2011 Mid-Atlantic Region American Academy of Religion (AAR) Conference, New Brunswick, NJ.
  6. July, 2010: “The Spirituality of Aging,” Presentation, St. Francis Parish, Hamilton, MT, and St. Anthony’s Parish, Missoula, MT.
  7. April, 2010: “Social Networking Software and Its Implications for Pastoral Work, Spirituality and Religious Education, "Round Table Discussion (Co-Leader), Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
  8. January, 2010: “St. Teresa of Avila: Life, Writings and Spirituality,” Presentation, Franciscan Sisters TOR, Toronto, OH.
  9. August, 2009: “Women Mystics of the Catholic Church: St. Catherine and St. Teresa,” Presentation, St. Francis Parish, Hamilton, MT, and St. Anthony’s Parish, Missoula, MT

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