Gary L. Olson is chair of the political science department at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States. He is also the author of three books: How the World Works, U.S. Foreign Policy and the Third World Peasant, and The Other Europe. He has written over 75 published articles and op-eds, many for ZNet. His research areas include international political economy, identity politics and global labor issues. During the 1980s, he sponsored several trips to the Soviet Union with his students from Moravian College.
Gary Olson is the father of award-winning spoken word/folk poet Alix Olson.
Awards and fellowships
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (1979) NIH Fellow (UNC - Chapel Hill) NEH Summer Fellowships (1979, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1995)