Mark Olson

The Cordelia and William Laverack Family Assistant Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Office: 

114 South Buchanan Blvd, A262A Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: 

(919) 613-6726

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.

Education:

  • Ph.D. 2009, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • MA 1998, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • BA 1993, Drake University

Awards:

2013 Laverack Family Assistant Professorship, Dean of Arts & Sciences

2012 Mellon Faculty Book Manuscript Completion Fellow, Franklin Humanities Institute