College of Letters & Sciences
Upham Hall

Elizabeth Olson
Associate Professor

  • Office Location: Laurentide Hall 1235
  • Phone: (262) 472-5400
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  • Department(s): Psychology

Dr. Olson is a social psychologist (she earned her B.A. from Winona State University in 1999 and Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 2004), and she teaches Individual & Society, Social Psychology, History of Psychology, and Research Methods here at UW-Whitewater.  Her areas of research interest reside largely in legal psychology, especially examining how innocent individuals create alibis, how investigators use alibi information in their decisions of guilt and innocence, and how to reduce mistaken eyewitness identifications.