Darlene Olsen

Darlene Olsen

  • Charles A. Dana Professor
  • VBRN Coordinator


Darlene Olsen, Ph.D., is a Charles A. Dana Professor of Mathematics and Norwich coordinator for the Vermont Biomedical Research Network. She is the 2013 Homer L. Dodge Award winner for Excellence in Teaching.

She joined the Norwich faculty in 2006 and routinely teaches statistic courses, such as Introductory Statistics, Statistics for Health Science majors, and Statistical Methodology for STEM majors. She also teaches other general mathematics courses, including Linear Algebra and Liberal Arts Mathematics.

Her current research areas are biostatistics and pedagogy in mathematics and statistics. Olsen has received research grants through the Vermont Genetics Network, served as a statistical consultant, and published work in several research journals.

She received her doctorate in mathematics from the University at Albany in 2003. She also holds an MS in biometry and statistics (2001) and an MA in mathematics (1997) from the University at Albany and a BA in mathematics (1994) from SUNY Geneseo.