Dr. Ryan L. Olson
University of North Texas
Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
(940) 565-2545
Email:

Education

PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2016.
Major: Nutritional Sciences
Degree Specialization: Exercise Psychophysiology
Dissertation Title: Exercise as a neurobehavioral therapy for cognitive control deficits in major depressive disorder
BS, University of Wyoming, 2010.
Major: Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary
Assistant Professor, University of North Texas. (2016 – Present).

Professional Memberships

Member, Association for Applied Sport Psychology. (2016 – Present).

Member, Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. (2016 – Present).

Member, Society for Psychophysiological Research. (2013 – Present).

Member, American College of Sport Medicine. (2010 – Present).

Member, North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. (2010 – Present).

Member, Society for Neuroscience. (20132014).

Development Activities Attended

Other,"Bloodborne Pathogen Safety Training," University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (December 2019 – Present).

Other,"BSL1 and BSL2 Biosafety Training," University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (December 2019 – Present).

Other,"Preventing Discrimination and Harassment Training," University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (December 2019 – Present).

Other,"FERPA Training," University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (October 2019 – Present).

Other,"Faculty Success Mentoring Program," University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (September 2016 – Present).

Other,"Compliance Awareness Training," University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (September 2016 – Present).

Other,"Security Awareness Training," University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (September 2016 – Present).

Workshop,"Tenure and Promotion," University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (September 2016 – Present).

Workshop,"Improve (formerly TracDat)," University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (20202020).

Workshop,"COGNOS Training," University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (20192019).

Workshop,"Faculty Search Committee Training," University of North Texas, Denton, Te, United States of America. (20192019).

Workshop,"Grantsmanship Training Workshop," University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (20192019).

Workshop,"Insights Training," University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (20192019).

Workshop,"Research Development Fridays," University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (September 2018May 2019).

Workshop,"Getting Started on Research & Grants," University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (September 20162018).

Workshop,"DEXA and Radiation Safety Training," TWU/UNT, Denton, TX, United States of America. (May 2017).

Workshop,"College of Education - Power Hour Writing Workshop," University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (September 2016).

Workshop,"TA/GA and Peer Mentoring Workshop," Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States of America. (September 2015May 2016).

Seminar,"Nutritional Sciences Seminar Series," Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States of America. (September 2010May 2016).

Seminar,"Psychology Department Seminar Series," Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States of America. (September 2010May 2016).

Workshop,"GradFund Grant Writing Program," Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States of America. (May 2014May 2015).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
KINE 2030, Introduction to Kinesiology, 13 courses.
KINE 2900, SPECIAL PROBLEMS, 1 course.
KINE 2910, Special Problems, 3 courses.
KINE 3030, Fundamentals of Sport Nutrition, 5 courses.
KINE 3996, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, 2 courses.
KINE 4000, Psychology of Sport, 13 courses.
KINE 4900, Special Problems, 9 courses.
KINE 4910, Special Problems, 6 courses.
KINE 4951, Honors College Capstone Thesis, 1 course.
KINE 5125, Sport and Exercise Psychology, 4 courses.
KINE 5135, Exercise and Health Psychology, 7 courses.
KINE 5800, Studies in Kinesiology, 3 courses.
KINE 5860, Practicum, Field Problem or Internship, 2 courses.
KINE 5900, Special Problems, 10 courses.
KINE 5910, Special Problems, 14 courses.
KINE 5920, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, 2 courses.
KINE 5940, Current Topics in Kinesiology., 1 course.
KINE 5950, Master's Thesis, 9 courses.
KINE 6125, Sport and Exercise Psychology II, 1 course.
KINE 6135, Exercise and Health Psychology II, 3 courses.
KINE 6191, Measurement in Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1 course.
PSYC 6125, Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1 course.
PSYC 6610, Independent Research, 1 course.

Teaching at Other Institutions

Rutgers University, Systems Physiology Laboratory, PHYS 357, Spring 2016.

Rutgers University, Systems Physiology Laboratory, PHYS 357, Fall 2015.

Rutgers University, Systems Physiology Laboratory, PHYS 357, Spring 2015.

Rutgers University, Systems Physiology Laboratory, PHYS 357, Fall 2014.

Rutgers University, Systems Physiology Laboratory, PHYS 357, Spring 2014.

Non-Credit Instruction

Seminar, KINE 5205: Sport and Exercise Psychology Professional Seminar. (September 2016 – Present).

Directed Student Learning

Dissertation Committee Chair, Psychology. (2022 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Psychology. (2022 – Present).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (2022 – Present).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (2022 – Present).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (2022 – Present).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (20222022).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (20222022).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (20212022).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (20202021).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (20202021).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (20202021).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (20202021).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (20202021).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (January 20202020).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (January 20202020).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (January 20202020).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (January 20202020).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 20192020).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 20192020).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 20192020).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 20192020).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 20192020).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 20192020).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 20192020).

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Chair, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 20192020).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (January 20192020).

Other, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (December 20182020).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 20182020).

Dissertation Committee Member, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 20172020).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair,"Acute effects of sub-concussive impacts on neurocognitive function," Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 20172020).

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 20172020).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 2019December 2019).

Directed Individual/Independent Study, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 2018December 2019).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 20182019).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 20182019).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (January 2018December 2019).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (January 2019May 2019).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (July 2018May 2019).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 2018December 2018).

Directed Individual/Independent Study, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (January 2018December 2018).

Supervised Research, Psychology. (January 2018December 2018).

Supervised Research, Psychology. (January 2018December 2018).

Supervised Research, Psychology. (January 2018December 2018).

Supervised Research, Psychology. (January 2018December 2018).

Directed Individual/Independent Study, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (May 2017December 2018).

Supervised Research, Psychology. (January 2018May 2018).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 2017May 2018).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 2017May 2018).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 2017May 2018).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 2017May 2018).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 2017May 2018).

Directed Individual/Independent Study, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (May 2017May 2018).

Directed Individual/Independent Study, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (May 2017May 2018).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (May 2017May 2018).

Undergraduate Honors Thesis,"The effects of acute exercise on state and trait measures of anxiety," Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (January 2017May 2018).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair,"Effects of low-intensity aerobic exercise on sustained attention," Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 2016May 2018).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair,"Effects of acute aerobic exercise on ERP correlates of sleep," Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 2016May 2018).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 2017December 2017).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (May 2017December 2017).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair,"Music with and without lyrics increases motivation, affect, and arousal during moderate-intensity cycling," Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 2016July 2017).

Directed Individual/Independent Study, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 2016May 2017).

Directed Individual/Independent Study, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 2016May 2017).

Supervised Research, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (September 2016May 2017).

Awards and Honors

Nominated for: Teaching Excellence Award, University of North Texas. (20222022).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L. (2018). Prescribing exercise for mental health: Mode and dose-response considerations. The exercise effect on mental health: Neurobiological mechanisms. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.
Alderman, B. L., Bixby, W. R., Olson, R. L. (2017). Using event-related potentials to assess neurocognitive impairment following sports-related concussions. Concussion in athletics. 127-141. New York, NY: NOVA Science Publishers.
Conference Proceeding
Sheridan, M., Godby, C., Smith, P. E., Magera, N. P., Olson, R. L. (2022). Concussion history is associated with reductions in P3 amplitude and increase P3 latency. Psychophysiology.
Magera, N. P., Smith, P. E., Kim, J., Daniell, C., Devitt, E., Olson, R. L. (2020). Neuroelectric indices of emotional processing in individuals with a history of concussion. Psychophysiology.
Sandusky, N., Olson, R. L. (2020). The effects of footwear on running performance and experience.
Sheridan, M. B., Olson, R. L. (2020). Ventilatory threshold and neurocognitive function: A test of the transient hypofrontality theory.
Carmichael, K. E., Cleveland, D. J., Vigil, A. G., Ruhland, M. E., Olson, R. L. (2019). Neuroelectric indices of attentional processing are reduced during low-intensity cycling. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Smith, P. E., Magera, N. P., Olson, R. L. (2019). Associations between concussions and cognitive function.
Carmichael, K. E., Slavish, D. C., Olson, R. L. (2019). Associations between intraindividual variability in sleep, social jetlag, and health-related functioning in college students. Sleep.
Sheridan, M. B., Ambrose, I. T., Olson, R. L. (2019). Modified neurocognitive function during acute moderate-intensity exercise.
Carmichael, K. E., Roberts, A. M., Sheridan, M. B., Olson, R. L. (2018). Moderate-intensity exercise improves cognitive processing speed following acute sleep restriction. Psychophysiology.
Muniz, K. M., Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Olson, R. L., Bocchine, A. J., Alderman, B. L. (2018). Attentional focus manipulations on affective, exertional, and physiological responses to maximal exercise. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Olson, R. L., Bocchine, A. J., Alderman, B. L. (2018). Fitness as a moderator of the aging and cognition relationship: An ERP study. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
Marshall, D. N., Martin, S. B., Olson, R. L. (2018). Music with and without lyrics improves motivation, affect, and arousal during moderate-intensity cycling. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Vigil, A. G., Cleveland, D. J., Ruhland, M. E., Olson, R. L. (2018). Effects of acute low-intensity cycling on stress, arousal, and cognitive function.
Vigil, A. G., Cleveland, D. J., Ruhland, M. E., Olson, R. L. (2018). Effects of acute low-intensity cycling on perceived stress, arousal, and attention.
Carmichael, K. E., Marshall, D. N., Roche, B. M., Olson, R. L. (2018). Effects of music on arousal, affect, and mood following moderate-intensity cycling.
Cleveland, D. J., Maroldi, N. J., Olson, R. L., Alderman, B. L. (2017). The relationship between aerobic fitness, autonomic reactivity, and hostility. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology.
Ehmann, P. J., Brush, C. J., Olson, R. L., Bocchine, A. J., Bhatt, S. N., Banu, A. H., Alderman, B. L. (2017). Age and task-specific moderators of the aerobic fitness and executive function relationship. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Olson, R. L., Bocchine, A. J., Alderman, B. L. (2017). Characterizing treatment response to 8-weeks of aerobic exercise training in major depressive disorder. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Bocchine, A. J., Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Alderman, B. L. (2017). Effects of an 8-week moderate-intensity aerobic exercise intervention on episodic memory and cognitive control. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Olson, R. L. (2017). Exercise as a neurobehavioral therapy for improving cognitive control and attention in major depressive disorder. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Shors, T. J. (2016). Combining aerobic exercise and focused-attention meditation to target cognitive control processes in major depressive disorder. Psychophysiology.
Brush, C. J., Olson, R. L., Ehmann, P. J., Alderman, B. L. (2016). Effects of an 8-week moderate-intensity aerobic exercise intervention on conflict monitoring processes in major depressive disorder. Psychophysiology.
Ehmann, P. J., Brush, C. J., Olson, R. L., Alderman, B. L. (2016). Resting cardiac autonomic balance (CAB) predicts current major depressive disorder. Psychophysiology.
Brush, C. J., Olson, R. L., Ehmann, P. J., Schreier, C. D., James-Palmer, A. M., Alderman, B. L. (2016). Behavioral and event-related potential indices of cognitive function in long-term yoga practitioners. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Alderman, B. L. (2016). Effects of an 8-week aerobic exercise intervention on attention and cognitive control in major depressive disorder. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
Ehmann, P. J., Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Alderman, B. L. (2016). Slow walking on a treadmill workstation does not impair executive functions. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
Ehmann, P. J., Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Alderman, B. L. (2016). Fitness moderates the effect of stress responses and recovery in college-aged students. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Brush, C. J., Olson, R. L., Ehmann, P. J., Alderman, B. L. (2016). High-risk sport participation and concussion history on autonomic function. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Alderman, B. L. (2016). The effects of an 8-week aerobic exercise intervention on depressive symptoms and rumination. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Millon, E., Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Shors, T. J. (2016). Mental and physical (MAP) training: A neurogenesis-inspired intervention that turns rumination into reflection.
Banu, L. M., Buckman, J. F., Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Eddie, D., Peyser, D., Bates, M. E., Shors, T. J., Alderman, B. L. (2016). Relationships between alcohol use, depression, and neurocardiac functioning.
Brush, C. J., Olson, R. L., Townsend, M. A., Perucho, J. F., Alderman, B. L. (2015). Concussion history and years of high-risk sport participation on cognitive control.
Shors, T. J., Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Alderman, B. L. (2015). Mental and physical (MAP) training: Combining mediation and aerobic exercise enhances synchronized brain responses during conflict monitoring.
Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Shors, T. J. (2015). Mental and physical (MAP) training as a neurobehavioral intervention for cognitive control and rumination in depression. Psychophysiology.
Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., del Prado, K., Alderman, B. L. (2015). Neural responses to food images in normal weight, overweight, and obese individuals. Psychophysiology.
Brush, C. J., Olson, R. L., Osovsky, S., Alderman, B. L. (2015). Dose-response and time-course effects of acute resistance exercise on core executive functions. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Shors, T. J. (2015). Effects of a combined mental and physical (MAP) training intervention on depressive symptoms, rumination, mindfulness, and aerobic fitness in major depressive disorder. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
Shors, T. J., Olson, R. L., Chang, M., Selby, E. A., Bates, M. E., Alderman, B. L. (2014). Mental and physical (MAP) training: A neurogenesis-inspired intervention enhances health in homeless traumatized young mothers in the community.
Olson, R. L., del Prado, K., Qian, L., Alderman, B. L. (2014). Response monitoring and cognitive control in obesity. Psychophysiology.
Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L., Selby, E. A., Bates, M. E., Buckman, J. F., Shors, T. J. (2014). Rumination in major depressive disorder is associated with impaired inhibitory control but preserved temporal dynamics of attention: An ERP study. Psychophysiology.
Olson, R. L., Kwok, A., Gordon, V., Alderman, B. L. (2014). Neuroelectric indices of cognitive control during cycling: Dose-response effects. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
Alderman, B. L., Gralla, M. H., Olson, R. L. (2014). Relationship among physical fitness and physical activity to academic and cognitive performance in sixth-grade students. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L., Townsend, M. A., Perucho, J. F. (2014). Concussion history and years of high-risk sport participation on cognitive control. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Shors, T. J., Olson, R. L., Selby, E. A., Kranzler, A., Panza, E., Anderson, M., Loiselle, R., Tammineed, P., Eddie, D., Bates, M. E., Alderman, B. L. (2013). Mind does matter: Using mental and physical skill (MAP) training to enhance brain health and human happiness.
Olson, R. L., Alderman, B. L. (2013). The relationship between fitness and cognitive function: A heart rate variability examination. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L., Mattina, D. M. (2012). Effects of low-intensity walking on cognitive functioning. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Delli Paoli, A. G., Olson, R. L., Alderman, B. L. (2011). Relationship between body image concerns, exercise motivation, and behavior: A self-determination perspective. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
Alderman, B. L., Benham-Deal, T., Olson, R. L. (2011). Parental and peer influence on middle school children's physical activity. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Journal Article
Brush, C. J., Olson, R. L., Bocchine, A. J., Selby, E. A., Alderman, B. L. (2020). Acute aerobic exercise increases respiratory sinus arrhythmia reactivity and recovery to a sad film among individuals at risk for depression. International Journal of Psychophysiology.
Brush, C. J., Bocchine, A. J., Olson, R. L., Dhillon, S. K., Ude, A. A., Alderman, B. L. (2020). Does aerobic fitness moderate age-related cognitive slowing? Evidence from the P3 and lateralized readiness potentials. International Journal of Psychophysiology.
Brush, C. J., Olson, R. L., Ehmann, P. J., Bocchine, A. J., Bates, M. E., Buckman, J. F., Leyro, T. M., Alderman, B. L. (2019). Lower resting cardiac autonomic balance in young adults with current major depression. Psychophysiology. 56, e13385.
Lesnewich, L., Conway, F., Buckman, J., Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Eddie, D., Olson, R. L., Alderman, B. L., Bates, M. (2019). Associations of depression severity with heart rate and heart rate variability in young adults across normative and clinical populations. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 142, 57-65.
Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J. (2019). Using event-related potentials to study the effects of chronic exercise on cognitive function. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1–11.
Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Buckman, J. F., Alderman, B. L. (2018). A history of sport-related concussion in associated with sustained deficits in conflict and error monitoring. International Journal of Psychophysiology.
Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Olson, R. L., Bixby, W. R., Alderman, B. L. (2018). Do sport-related concussions result in long-term cognitive impairment? A review of event-related potential research. International Journal of Psychophysiology.
Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Ehmann, P. J., Alderman, B. L. (2017). A randomized trial of aerobic exercise on cognitive control in major depression. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128, 903-913.
Ehmann, P. J., Brush, C. J., Olson, R. L., Bhatt, S. N., Banu, A. H., Alderman, B. L. (2017). Active workstations do not impair executive function in young and middle-age adults. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 49, 965-974.
Shors, T. J., Millon, E. M., Chang, H. M., Olson, R. L., Alderman, B. L. (2017). Do sex differences in rumination explain sex differences in depression?. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 95, 711-718.
Brush, C. J., Olson, R. L., Ehmann, P. J., Osovsky, S., Alderman, B. L. (2016). Dose-response and time course effects of acute resistance exercise on executive function. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. 38, 396-408.
Olson, R. L., Chang, Y., Brush, C. J., Kwok, A. N., Gordon, V. X., Alderman, B. L. (2016). Neurophysiological and behavioral correlates of cognitive control during low and moderate intensity exercise. NeuroImage, 131, 171–180.
Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., Shors, T. J. (2016). MAP training: combining meditation and aerobic exercise reduces depression and rumination while enhancing synchronized brain activity. Translational Psychiatry, 6(2), e726.
Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L., Bates, M. E., Selby, E. A., Buckman, J. F., Brush, C. J., Panza, E. A., Kranzler, A., Eddie, D., Shors, T. J. (2015). Rumination in major depressive disorder is associated with impaired neural activation during conflict monitoring. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 269.
Olson, R. L., Brush, C. J., O’Sullivan, D. J., Alderman, B. L. (2015). Psychophysiological and ergogenic effects of music in swimming. Comparative Exercise Physiology, 11, 79–87.
Shors, T. J., Olson, R. L., Bates, M. E., Selby, E. A., Alderman, B. L. (2014). Mental and Physical (MAP) Training: A neurogenesis-inspired intervention that enhances health in humans. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 115, 3–9.
Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L., Mattina, D. M. (2014). Cognitive function during low intensity walking: A test of the treadmill workstation. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11, 752–758.
Alderman, B. L., Olson, R. L. (2014). The relation of aerobic fitness to cognitive control and heart rate variability: A neurovisceral integration study. Biological Psychology. 99, 26–33.
Alderman, B. L., Benham-Deal, T., Beighle, A., Erwin, H. E., Olson, R. L. (2012). Physical education’s contribution to daily physical activity among middle school youth. Pediatric Exercise Science. 24, 634–648.

Presentations Given

Demonstration

Olson, R. L. (Presenter), SAS Honors Program Seminar: One Mind, Two Languages, Introduction to the event-related potential, Rutgers University, United States of America. (20142016).

Lecture

Olson, R. L. (Author & Presenter), KINE 5100: Research Perspectives in KHPR, Exercise as Treatment for Depression, University of North Texas, United States of America. (2022).

Alderman, B. L. (Author & Presenter), Brush, C. J. (Author), Olson, R. L. (Author), Bocchine, A. J. (Author), New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health’s First Annual Research Day, Using neural measures to predict exercise treatment response in major depression, Rutgers University, United States of America. (2019).

Olson, R. L. (Presenter), Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation Student Organization (KHPRos), Career Opportunities in Kinesiology, University of North Texas, United States of America. (2019).

Olson, R. L. (Presenter), COUN 5800: Process Addictions, Exercise Addiction, University of North Texas, United States of America. (2018).

Olson, R. L. (Presenter), HLTH 2100: Nutrition and Mental Health, Nutrition & Mental Health, University of North Texas, United States of America. (2017).

Olson, R. L. (Presenter), KINE 2030: Introduction to Kinesiology, Sport & Exercise Psychology, University of North Texas, United States of America. (2017).

Olson, R. L. (Presenter), Honors Seminar I in Exercise Science, Study design, population selection, and IRB considerations in human research, Rutgers University, United States of America. (20112016).

Olson, R. L. (Presenter), Honors Seminar II in Exercise Science, Research methods in exercise science, Rutgers University, United States of America. (20112016).

Olson, R. L. (Presenter), First-Year Special Interest Group Seminar: Exploring Exercise Science and Sport Psychology, Research opportunities in exercise and sport science, Rutgers University, United States of America. (2015).

Olson, R. L. (Presenter), Bilingualism in the Spanish Speaking World, Psychophysiology research: The event-related potential technique, Rutgers University, United States of America. (2015).

Olson, R. L. (Presenter), Graduate Seminar in Bilingualism, Assessing neurocognitive function through EEG, Rutgers University, United States of America. (2015).

Olson, R. L. (Presenter), Foundations of Exercise Science & Sport Studies, Exercise physiology: Brain activity during exercise, Rutgers University, United States of America. (2014).

Olson, R. L. (Presenter), Psychophysiology of Exercise, Cognitive function and exercise, Exercise and anxiety, and Behavioral neuroscience, Rutgers University, United States of America. (2014).

Olson, R. L. (Presenter), Psychology of Sport & Exercise, Imagery and sport performance, Rutgers University, United States of America. (2014).

Olson, R. L. (Presenter), Exercise Psychology, Exercise and depression, Rutgers University, United States of America. (2013).

Olson, R. L. (Presenter), Byrne Seminar: Can Exercise Change Your Brain?, Effects of exercise on mental health, Rutgers University, United States of America. (2013).

Poster

Carmichael, K. E. (Author & Presenter), Slavish, D. (Author), Olson, R. L. (Author), Associated Professional Sleep Society, Intraindividual variability in sleep, social jetlag, and psychological functioning in college students, Associated Professional Sleep Society, San Antonio, TX, United States of America. (2019).

Media Contributions

Internet
"Fattest States in America," WalletHub. (November 6, 2018).
"KHPR professor using brain waves to study depression, concussions, more," UNT College of Education News. (November 17, 2017).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Ryals, A. (Supporting), Olson, R. (Principal), McFarlin, B. (Co-Principal), "Effects of Exercise and Caloric Restriction on Adiposity, Neurocognitive Function, and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) in Obesity," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $10000 Funded. (June 4, 2019 – Present).
McFarlin (35%), B. K. (Co-Principal), Vingren (35%), J. L. (Co-Principal), Bowman (10%), E. M. (Supporting), Olson (10%), R. L. (Supporting), Nite (10%), C. (Supporting), "Does Daily Supplementation with Glutathione Alter Immunity, upper respiratory tract infection, and oxidative stress in individuals training for a half marathon?," Sponsored by Kyowa Hakko Bio LLC, International, $290500 Funded. (March 1, 2018December 31, 2022).
McFarlin (65%), B. K. (Principal), Vingren (15%), J. L. (Co-Principal), Olson (10%), R. (Co-Principal), Bowman (10%), E. M. (Co-Principal), "Task 2: The Effect of 90-d of Probiotic Supplementation on Post-Prandial Response to a High-Fat Meal," Sponsored by Physician's Exclusive, Private, $150000 Funded. (December 2018December 2021).
McFarlin (65%), B. K. (Principal), Vingren (15%), J. L. (Supporting), Olson (10%), R. L. (Supporting), Bowman (10%), E. M. (Supporting), "The Effect of 90-d of Probiotic Supplementation on Post-Prandial Response to a High-Fat Meal. Project Period," Sponsored by Physician's Exclusive LLC, Private, $420000 Funded. (June 1, 2017May 31, 2021).
McFarlin (90%), B. K. (Principal), Olson (10%), R. L. (Supporting), "The effect of 90-days of prebiotic fiber / probiotic supplementation on body composition and weight management in overweight/obese women," Sponsored by Nu Science Trading, LLC, Private, $35321 Funded. (January 1, 2017December 31, 2018).

Awards and Honors

DC Fellows Program, University of North Texas. (20192020).

Nominated for: COE Junior Faculty Research Award, University of North Texas. (20192019).

Faculty Success Conference Travel Support, University or North Texas. (20192019).

Nominated for: COE Junior Faculty Research Award, University of North Texas. (20182018).

Junior Faculty Summer Research Support Award, University of North Texas. (20162017).

2016 UC-Davis ERP Boot Camp, National Institute of Mental Health. (July 2016July 2016).

Rutgers University Conference Travel Award, Graduate School - New Brunswick. (June 2016June 2016).

Rutgers University TA Professional Development Award, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. (May 2016May 2016).

Rutgers University TA Professional Development Award, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. (September 2015September 2015).

Rutgers University Conference Travel Award, Graduate School - New Brunswick. (June 2015June 2015).

Rutgers University TA Professional Development Award, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. (June 2015June 2015).

Service

University Service

Committee Member, KHPR Sport and Exercise Psychology Search Committee. (2022 – Present).

Committee Member, KHPR PhD Steering Committee. (2021 – Present).

Committee Chair, KINE/RESM TA Application Review Committee. (2020 – Present).

Program Coordinator, KINE Graduate Program Coordinator. (July 2019 – Present).

Member, KINE Graduate Curriculum Committee. (September 2017 – Present).

Member, COE Equity and Diversity Council. (September 20192020).

Chairperson, KHPR Sport and Exercise Psychology Search Committee. (September 20192020).

Member, KHPR Sport and Exercise Psychology Search Committee. (September 20192020).

Member, KHPR Sport Nutrition and Health Faculty Search Committee. (September 20192020).

Member, KHPR Chair Search Committee. (October 2018May 2019).

Member, KHPR Clinical Assistant Professors (x3) Search Committee. (July 2018May 2019).

Member, KINE Activity Program Committee. (September 20172018).

Member, KHPR Ad hoc Space Committee. (October 20162018).

Professional Service

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Mental Health and Physical Activity. (2019 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Experimental Brain Research. (2018 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Scientific Reports. (2018 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Affective Disorders. (2017 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Physical Activity & Health. (2017 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. (2017 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, PLOS ONE. (2017 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Psychological Reports. (2017 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Psychology of Sport & Exercise. (2017 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Sports Medicine. (2017 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, International Journal of Psychophysiology. (2015 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. (2015 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Comparative Exercise Physiology. (2014 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. (2014 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Psychophysiology. (2014 – Present).

Public Service

Other, AP Research - Highland Park High School. (December 2019 – Present).

Awards and Honors

UNT Annual Institutional Effectiveness Award, University of North Texas. (20212021).

UNT Faculty/Staff Spotlight, University of North Texas. (20212021).