Ronald C. Olson

 

DOB: 1938 Location: White Bear Lake, MN
DOD: 5/24/1989                     Location: Tucson, AZ

 

 

Education/Training:

  • Moorhead State University, Minnesota, BA (1959)
  • University of Nebraska, MA (1963)
  • New York University, PhD (1978)

Employment History:

  • Staff, Century Lighting (1964-1970)
  • Assistant Director of Marketing, Strand Century Lighting (1970-1978)
  • Director of Marketing, Kliegl Bros., (1978-1995)
  • Faculty, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ (1985-1989)

Publications:

  • Masters Thesis, The Lighting Theory and Practice of Jean Rosenthal”(1963)
  • Doctorial Dissertation, Edward Kook: Link Between the Theatre Artist and Technician (1978)

Editor’s note: Dr. Olson was a prolific author whose vita lists many pages of additional articles, criticisms, essays, papers, and reviews stretching over more than 20 years.

USITT involvement and offices held:

  • President, (1982-1984)
  • Vice President for Liaison and Relations (1978-1980)
  • Secretary (1975-1977)
  • Treasurer (1974-1975)
  • Board of Directors
  • Finance Committee
  • Chair, USITT New York Section (1973-1975)
  • Vice Chair of the National Conference, New York (1974)
  • National Newsletter Editor (1985-1988)

Awards and Honors:

  • Elected USITT Fellow (1978)
  • Joel E. Rubin Founders Award (1979)
  • Moorehead State University Distinguished Alumni Award (1980)