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Jennifer Olson

Department: Comm Arts - Media and Information
Phone: 517-432-3234
Email: olsonjj(at)

Jennifer Olson helped spearhead the Information and Communications Technology and Development (ICTD) program, a joint CommArts/Engineering undergraduate minor, research program and study abroad. She also conducts research on the impact of climate change on agriculture and communities in East and Southern Africa. The projects involve climate modeling, climate data coupled to spatial crop, ecosystem and hydrology models, remote sensing, and socioeconomic and ecological fieldwork.