After completing postdoctoral work on the effects of gamma radiation on DNA at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Olszewski joined the Science Department faculty at The State University of New York at Maritime College. As Professor of Chemistry and Chemistry Curriculum Supervisor, she teaches chemistry and materials science classes and is credited with the design of most of the currently offered chemistry classes and the chemistry laboratory. In 2007, she received a State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Olszewski has been serving as Science Department Chair since 2006. She is the Academic Advisor for all students enrolled in the SUNY Maritime-ITUMF (Istanbul Technical University Maritime faculty) Dual Diploma program.