APA is the world’s largest association of psychologists, with a membership of more than 134,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Fellow status recognizes APA members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology. A person’s work must also reflect a national impact on the field of psychology beyond a local, state or regional level.
Olson-Buchanan joins Dr. Robert Levine and Dr. Aroldo Rodrigues, emeriti professors of psychology, in receiving this honor.
Earlier this year, Olson-Buchanan was also awarded fellow status in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She received Top Ten Professional Women recognition from the Marjaree Mason Center in 2012 and was awarded the 2008 Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
Olson-Buchanan is the founding director of the Craig School of Business Honors Program and is associate editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology. She is chair of the Board of Directors of the Community Food Bank.
A book she co-edited, “Using Industrial-Organizational Psychology for the Greater Good,” was released earlier this year.
Olson-Buchanan, who earned a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, joined the Fresno State faculty in 1992.