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Jacob Olsen

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Degrees

Ph.D. in Counseling - University of North Carolina Charlotte

M.Ed. in School Counseling - Seattle Pacific University

Research Interests

My research agenda is focused on:

     1. School counselors’ role in and use of Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS)

     2. Comprehensive school counseling program implementation

     3. School counselors role in supporting students career and college readiness

Representative Publications

Parikh-Foxx, S., Martinez, R. R., Baker, S. B., & Olsen, J. (in press). Self-efficacy for enhancing student career and college readiness: A survey of professional school counselors. Journal of Counseling & Development.

Olsen, J., Parikh-Foxx, S., & Flowers, C. (under review). A confirmatory factor analysis of the school counselor knowledge and skills survey for multi-tiered systems of support. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling & Development.

Olsen, J. (2019). Tier 2: Providing increased supports for students with elevated needs. In E. Goodman-Scott, J. Betters-Bubon, & P. Donohue (Eds.), A school counselor’s guide to Multi-tiered Systems of Support. New York, NY: Routledge.

Olsen, J., & Lopez, C. (2019). Preparing high school counselors to support college and career readiness for all. In J. Ruiz de Velasco (Ed.), Practitioners guide to integrated student supports in college and career pathways. Stanford, CA: John W. Gardner Center.

Olsen, J., Parikh-Foxx, S., Flowers, C., & Algozzine, B. (2017). An examination of factors that relate to school counselors’ knowledge and skills in multi-tiered systems of support. Professional School Counseling, 20(1), 159-171.

Olsen, J., Preston, A., Algozzine, B., Algozzine, K., & Cusumano, D. (2017). A review and analysis of selected school climate measures. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 91(2), 47-58.

Representative Presentations and Trainings

Invited Presentations-National:

Olsen, J., Clark, A., & Nord, L. (2018). Designing district evaluation reports of PBIS implementation. National Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support PBIS Leadership Forum, Chicago, IL.

Horner, R. & Olsen, J. (2018). Designing, conducting, and reporting PBIS evaluation. Roundtable/Dialogue/Question and Answer (RDQ) Session at the National Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) Leadership Forum, Chicago, IL.

Invited Presentations- State/Regional:

Olsen, J. (2019). Digging deeper into the tier 2 intervention process: Accessing readiness and collecting process, perception, and outcome data. California Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Professional Learning Institute, Long Beach, CA.

Olsen, J. (2019). Using data to show the impact of tier 2 small group interventions. Riverside County Office of Education Counselor Leadership Network Conference, Riverside, CA.

Olsen, J. (2019). School counselors and tier 2 supports: Establishing a framework to deliver targeted interventions. High School PBIS Symposium, Irvine, CA.

Olsen, J. (2018). A closer look at school counseling programs and MTSS alignment: A school counselors guide to developing and implementing tier 2 targeted supports. Orange County Counselor Symposium, Newport Beach, CA.

Presentations-State/Regional:

Olsen, J., Lopez-Perry, C. (2019). An emerging profession and solutions for chronic attendance, school climate, discipline, and college and career readiness. Presentation at the 1st Annual Superintendents Symposium at the California Association of School Counselors conference, Riverside, CA.

Olsen, J. (2019). Digging deeper into the tier 2 intervention process for school     counselors: Assessing readiness and collecting participation, mindsets & behaviors and outcome data. Presentation at the California Association of School Counselors conference, Riverside, CA.

Parson, J., Love, B., & Olsen, J. (2019). The counselor’s essential role in CA MTSS. Presentation at the California Association of School Counselors conference, Riverside, CA.

Olsen, J. (2018). Social academic intervention groups. Presentation at the California Association of School Counselors conference, Riverside, CA.

Olsen, J., & Pianta, R. (2018). Culturally responsive practices to address disproportionate discipline and support all students. Presentation at the California Association of School Counselors conference, Riverside, CA.

Olsen, J. (2018). Digging deeper into school counseling program and MTSS alignment: A school counselors guide to developing and implementing tier 2 targeted supports. Orange County Counselor Symposium, Newport Beach, CA.

Olsen, J., & Lopez, C. (2018). Strategies for school counselors to use data to plan career and college readiness supports for all students. Linked Learning Convention, Anaheim, CA.

Lopez, C., & Olsen, J. (2018). Expanding the sustainability of linked learning through integrated student supports: A discussion of current policies and practices related to school counseling programs. Linked Learning Convention, Anaheim, CA.

Funding and Grants

Olsen, J. CSULB College of Education Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities (RSCA) Award. Three units release time to analyze data, write and submit publication focused on how school counselors time is spent. Awarded for Fall, 2019.

Achola, E., Principal Investigator, & Olsen, J., & Powers, K., Co-Investigators. Culturally responsive transition support in special education and school counseling (CREST). Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Focus Area B CFDA 84.325K grant. Funding granted in Fall, 2018 for five years, $1.25 million.

Lopez, C., & Olsen, J., Co-Principal Investigator, & Castro, A., & Jung, J., Co-Investigators. Increasing career and college readiness in middle school students. California State University Collaborative for the Advancement of Linked Learning external research grant, $25,000, Awarded December, 2017.

Hansuvadha, N., Principal Investigator, Achola, E., & Olsen, J., Co-Investigators. Culturally responsive multi-tiered systems of support in school counseling and special education. California State University Long Beach Office of Research and Sponsored Programs internal research grant to support proposal preparation for major external funding, $14,450, Awarded March, 2017.

Olsen, J. CSULB school counseling program with a Linked Learning lens. California State University Collaborative for the Advancement of Linked Learning funding to support Linked Learning research and program enhancement, $10,000, Awarded November, 2016.