UW Center for Leadership in Athletics

Hannah Olson, Ph.D.


Hannah holds a dual role within the University of Washington’s College of Education as Director of the Center for Leadership in Athletics (CLA) and Assistant Teaching Professor.  At the CLA, her primary area of expertise is within coaching education, developing research-based curriculum and courses for coaches and administrators. Hannah is the CLA’s team leader, lead facilitator, and primary project manager.  On the academic side of the house, she helps drive the Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership (IAL) M.Ed. program, teaching multiple courses, and is responsible for student advising, curriculum development, and internship management.  Additional teaching duties include undergraduate coursework focused on youth development through sport.  Prior to joining UW, Hannah worked in collegiate, interscholastic, and professional sports and has over 20 years of coaching experience.  She earned her M.Ed. (IAL) and Ph.D. (Educational Leadership and Policy Study) at the University of Washington and her B.A. (Psychology) from the University of Virginia.

Contact Hannah: hannaho@uw.edu or 206-685-4926