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College of Arts and Humanities

Taimi Olsen

Taimi Olsen

Affiliate Faculty; Director of Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation

Department of English
Office: 201 Watt Family Innovation Center

Ph.D. America and Twentieth Century Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1997)


American Modernism; Educational Development


Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Olsen, T (2000). Transcending space: Architectural places in works by Henry David Thoreau, E. E. Cummings, and John Barth. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

Olsen, T., Haight, E., & Nasrollahian-Mojarad, S. (2019). Using Principles from TILT for workshop design and measuring the impact of instructional development. In M. Winkelmes, S. Tapp, & Boye, A. (Eds.), Transparent design in higher education teaching and leadership: A guide to implementing the transparency framework institution-wide to improve learning and retention (pp. 116-131). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Li, W., Bennett, R., Olsen, T., & McCord, R. (2018). Engage engineering students in homework: Attribution of low completion and suggestions for interventions. American Journal of Engineering Education, 9(1), 23-38. doi: 10.19030/ajeev9i1.10186

White, B., Olsen, T., & Schumann, D. W. (2016). A threshold concept framework for use across disciplines. In R. Land, J. H. F. Meyer, & M. T. Flanagan (Eds.), Threshold concepts in practice (pp. 53-66). Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense. Co-authored with White, B. & Schumann, D. W.

Olsen, T., & Guffey, S. (2016). Intentional process for intentional space: Higher education classroom spaces for learning. Journal of Learning Spaces, 5(1).

Brinkley, K., McGaskey, F., Knox, L., & Olsen, T. (2015). Supporting international teaching assistants at research one universities. In G. Gorusch (Ed.), Talking matters: Research on talk and communication of international teaching assistants (pp. 287-210). Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Schumann, D. W., Peters, J., & Olsen, T. (2013). Cocreating value in teaching and learning centers. New Directions for Teaching and Learning. 21-32. doi: 10.1002/tl.20043.

Olsen, T. (2008). 'as usual I did not find him in cafes': I-space, 'i' space, and spatial cognition in E. E. Cummings's poetry. In J. Flajsar & Z. Vernyick (Eds.), Words into Pictures: E. E. Cummings' art across borders. London, England: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Olsen, T. (2004). 'thet yew air treadin on the tail of his shoe leather': Intersections of T. S. Eliot, E. E. Cummings, William Burroughs, and Tom Phillips. T. S. Eliot Society Newsletter. 54(Spring), 6-8.

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