Julie Olson-Buchanan Recognized for Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility and Anti-Corruption Efforts

Julie B. Olson-Buchanan, dean of the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno, has been honored with the 2024 Humanitarian Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

The award recognizes Dr. Olson-Buchanan’s significant contributions to addressing social issues and fostering corporate social responsibility. At Fresno State, she led the university to become a member of the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative promoting sustainable economic, environmental, fair labor, and anti-corruption efforts.

After serving as interim dean of the Craig School of Business for two years, Dr. Olson-Buchanan officially assumed her current deanship in 2021. She first joined Fresno State in 1992 as a faculty member in the department of management. During her more than three-decades-long tenure, she has held several leadership positions including chair of the department of management, interim associate dean of the Craig School of Business, interim associate dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, and director of the Craig Honors Program.

As a scholar, Dr. Olson-Buchanan’s work centers around conflict and mistreatment in organizations, technology-based selection, and work-life balance. She is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association. Additionally, she has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology since 2008.

Dr. Olson-Buchanan is a three-time graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she received her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology.

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