Dr. Eric Olson

EricOFFICE: Dwire Hall 311c
PHONE: (719) 255-3345

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1992. Areas of Emphasis; Marketing and Strategic Management
  • MBA Portland State University, 1986
  • BS Lewis and Clark College, 1975. Major: History

EXPERIENCE AT UCCS:

  • Director of the Sport Management Program: 2008-current
  • Associate Dean College of Business: 2005-2008
  • Chair of the Marketing, Strategy, and International Business Department: 1996-2005 & 2009 - present

AWARDS:

  • Faculty Excellence in Research Award (campus wide) 2009
  • Outstanding Faculty Award (College of Business) 1998, 2001, 2006, 2010
  • Outstanding Intellectual Contribution Award (College of Business) 1997, 2000, 2005

CLASSES TAUGHT:

  • Strategic Management (undergraduate, MBA, DMBA, EMBA)
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Advertising and Promotions
  • New Product Development
  • Sales Management

RESEARCH:

  • Over 70 journal articles or conference proceedings published since 1992. Research in the fields of strategic management, marketing strategy, new product development, design management, and sport management have been published or abstracted in Journal of Marketing, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Design Management, Harvard Business Review, Business Horizons, Marketing Management, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Industrial Marketing Management among others. These publications have been cited in over 2100 separate published papers.

LITTLE KNOW FACTS:

  • Wrestled in high school before switching to tennis
  • 4 collegiate varsity letters in tennis
  • Author of 3 mystery novels
  • Painting accepted into juried show of American Painters in Paris at the Pompidou Center, Paris, France
  • Hiked the John Muir Trail 4 times
  • Attended Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand senior year of college
  • Father of two teenagers

FAVORITE TEAMS:

  • Baseball: Minnesota Twins, Colorado Rockies
  • Soccer: Manchester United, Sunderland AFC, Everton FC, Fulham FC, Arsenal FC Colorado Rapids
  • Football: Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos
  • Basketball: Portland Trailblazers, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Hockey: Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild, University of Minnesota Golden Gophers
  • Rugby: New Zealand All Blacks

FAVORITE SKI RESORTS:

  • Breckenridge and Keystone

UNFULFILLED SPORTS FANTASIES:

  • Complete unassisted triple play at shortstop giving the Minnesota Twins their third World Series championship.
  • Complete the Grand Slam (tennis).
  • Take Olympic Gold in the Men's Downhill.
  • Convert crossing pass from Wayne Rooney for winning goal giving Manchester United their 12th Premier League and 19th national championship.