Dr. Olshin is a Professor of Special Education at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. He has been at SCSU for over 40 years. In addition to teaching graduate level classes he also coordinates the Interdisciplinary Special Education Program. He has previously held positions as a Special Education Teacher in New York City, worked at the Department of Education for the State of Georgia, and has worked for the US Department of Education in Washington D.C.
Dr. Olshin received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Columbia University in New York City and received his Doctorate from the University of Georgia.
He has been a consultant to Grove School for over 30 years and currently serves as the President of Grove School's advisory board. He functions as the Grove School liaison with SCSU. Dr. Olshin works with Grove School staff in their professional graduate studies and helps direct their ongoing training in the field of Special Education. He also makes it possible for Grove School graduates who choose to attend SCSU to have an on-campus connection with someone who is very familiar with both programs.
All Grove juniors and seniors have an opportunity to visit the SCSU campus to prepare them for the college experience and to ease the enrollment process.
Dr. Olshin spends most of his free time developing and designing new experiential educational courses/activities as well as travelling and reading.