Ed Olson is an applied behavioral and complexity scientist living in Longville, Minnesota and Estero, Florida. He has led organization change, team building, management development, and workforce diversity initiatives. He facilitates human interaction, science and religion, and complex system change workshops. He is a collegiate professor at the University of Maryland, University College Graduate School and an adjunct professor in the Executive Leadership Program, the George Washington University. Ed is the author of Keep the Bathwater: Emergence of the sacred in science and religion. (Island Sound Press, 2009) and Facilitating Organization Change: Lessons from Complexity Science (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 2001).
His B.A. magna cum laude (Philosophy) is from St. Olaf College, M.S. (Pastoral Counseling) from Loyola College (Baltimore), and a Ph. D (Government and Public Administration) from the American University. Ed is a professional member of the NTL Institute, an associate of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, a training leader for the Pachamama Alliance, the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, and Phi Beta Kappa.