Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
M.A. Humanistic Psychology
University of California, Santa Barbara
MST, Elementary Education (K-6)
SST, Social Science (K-12)
Rex Olson (Learner, Input, Intellection, Adaptability, Connectedness) teaches core courses in the Human Services program. Having studied social/politcal philosophy and humanistic psychology, his teaching promotes a vision of psychological well being that stems from a self-critical engagement with the world. He holds the view that a critical psychology leads to worldly changes, not only in how we understand the social and existential conditions of human experience, but in how we create social arrangements that are more responsive to the needs of that experience. In this world the personal is political, the psychological is existential, and the freedom to live a joyful life is freedom from oppression. When not teaching or on campus, Rex enjoys swimming, weight training, reading psychology, motorcyle riding, SU basketball, Chargers football and spending time with his family.