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Mona Anita K. Olsen is the creator of Yogibana (a wellness concept that weaves Yoga + Ikebana in 12 steps) and founder of Innovation Barn AS in Borhaug, Norway. She serves as an associate professor (Førsteamanuensis i Hotelledelse) at the University of Stavanger and currently teaches courses in hotel management and event planning in the Norwegian School of Hotel Management.
Previously, Olsen was an assistant professor at the School of Hotel Administration in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. At Cornell, she served as academic program advisor for general education of the VinUniversity Project, a faculty fellow for Risley Residential College for the Creative and Performing Arts, and in the academic directorship of the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining the Cornell faculty, Olsen was a U.S. Fulbright Grantee to Norway, awarded by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Olsen holds a Bachelor of Science with Distinction (Hotel Management) from Cornell University, a Masters (Management of Information Technology) from the University of Virginia, and a PhD (Education) from George Mason University. Olsen is a certified Sogetsu Ikebana and Yoga (C-HYI) Instructor.
- Olsen, Mona Anita K.; Mykletun, Reidar J. (2012). Entrepretality : entrepreneurship education in the hospitality industry. I: Current Research in Hospitality and Tourism. Fagbokforlaget. ISBN 978-82-450-1410-5. s. 119-131.