Mrs. Tiffany Thu Olsen

Mrs. Tiffany Thu Olsen

Instructor of Geology
Department of Earth Sciences


Mrs. Tiffany Olsen is a geoscientist and an Instructor of Geology in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of South Alabama. She received her B.S. in Geophysics from Texas A&M University in College Station and M.Sc. in Geology from The University of Alabama. While studying at Texas A&M University, she was a field course counselor for the GeoForce Texas program and a mentor for freshmen. As a Master’s student, she used geophysical techniques to perform reservoir characterization of the Hartselle Sandstone of the Black Warrior Basin in Alabama. She enjoys solving challenging problems in geology and teaching geology. She also has industry experience working as staff geologist in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico. If you are interested in majoring in Geology and pursuing a career in geoscience, please send her an email or stop by her office.


  • GY 111 Physical Geology
  • GY 111L Physical Geology Laboratory
  • GY 112 Historical Geology
  • GY 112L Historical Geology Laboratory