Dr. Michelle D. Olsen


Institutional Research

Role: Staff
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Institutional Research
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, 2010, University of North Dakota
  • MS, Human Resource Training and Development, 1999, Idaho State University
  • MS, Computer Education, 1994, Lesley University at Cambridge
  • BS, Education, 1970, Montana State University

Professional experience

  • Director of Institutional Research, Missouri State University, 2014-present
  • Director of Follow-up Information on North Dakota Education and Training (FINDET), North Dakota University System 2006-2014
  • Instructional Systems Designer, Bismarck State College, 2005-2006
  • Instructional Systems Specialist, U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park, 2004-2005
  • Training Specialist/Instructional Systems Designer, Apple Computer, Inc., 2001-2013
  • Senior Education and Technical Training Consultant, Paragon Consulting, 1998-2001

Research and professional interests

  • Longitudinal relational research data systems
  • Workforce education and economic development
  • Criterion referenced curriculum development
  • Correlation of learning styles and personality types
  • Teacher traits

Membership and professional societies

  • Association of Institutional Research (AIR)
  • Mid-America Association for Institutional Research (MidAIR)
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • National Center for Educational Statistics Common Data Standards Workforce Group
  • National Skills Coalition
  • State Practices for Aligning Educational Supply with Occupational Demand
  • North Dakota Workforce Intelligence Council
  • North Dakota State Longitudinal Data System Committee
  • National Association for Career and Technical Education
  • Idaho Lifelong Learning Association
  • Mountain Plains Adult Education Association