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 Eduction

Idaho Lifelong Learning Association

Mountain Plains Adult Education Association