The Cordelia and William Laverack Family Assistant Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
114 South Buchanan Blvd, A262A Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, Durham, NC 27708
Mark Olson is Cordelia and William Laverack Family Assistant Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University. He teaches courses on media (new & old - theory, practice, & history) and medicine & visual culture. As a extension of his past work with the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media & Learning Initiative, he collaborates on the development of a new interdisciplinary project that connects the study of the material culture of art history, architecture and archaeology with new media modes of representation and visualization. Olson is the former Director of New Media & Information Technologies for HASTAC (Humanties, Arts, Sciences & Technology Advanced Collaboratory) and the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary & International Studies.
Ph.D. 2009, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA 1998, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA 1993, Drake University
2013 Laverack Family Assistant Professorship, Dean of Arts & Sciences
2012 Mellon Faculty Book Manuscript Completion Fellow, Franklin Humanities Institute