Nina Nelson

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Assistant Professor 

Phone: 423.236.2635

Email:nnelson@southern.edu

Fall 2017 Schedule

Time Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs
8:00          
9:00       O
10:00   M at 10:45   O
11:00   M   O
12:00     M    
1:00        O at 1:30  
2:00       O  
3:00   M at 3:30    O  
4:00    M   O
5:00       P/OL   
6:00       P/OL   

O=office hours     M=meeting     C=class      P/OL= phone hours/online

Please email to secure an appointment or to inquire about other available times.

Click here to see Professor Nelson's adviser biography. 

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Social Work, 2015

University of South Carolina

Master of Social Work, 2000

University of the West Indies, Jamaica (Mona Campus)

Bachelor of Science in Social Work, 1996

University of the West Indies, Jamaica (Mona Campus)

EXPERIENCE

Prior to coming to Southern, I worked at the University of South Carolina as an adjunct professor and evaluator of support interventions for parents of children with autism and special health needs. I have done evaluation and research in foster care, pediatric care, and parenting interventions. I also worked as faculty and part-time counselor at Northern Caribbean University.  

AREAS OF INTEREST

Child welfare; parent/caregiver involvement in education; support services for parents/caregiver of foster children and those with disabilities/special health care needs; parenting interventions; research and evaluation.
 

PERSONAL

Whether at work, teaching, church or in the community I most enjoy opportunities to form relationships with people and to show Jesus’ love to others. I am originally from Jamaica, but have lived in Florida and recently South Carolina. I am an avid sports fan and a great coach from the couch/stands. I enjoy reading, singing, playing board and bible games and being outdoors.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY

  • Southern’s dedication to Christian Service.
  • The mountains!

 

YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW…

I’m still strategizing on how to learn to ride a bicycle without falling or getting scrapes.