B.A. Social Science, Western Oregon University
M.A. Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Ball State University
Nelson began working at PSU in December 2010 as an academic adviser. While he is able to serve many students, the main population he works with consists of potential transfer students to Portland State. He is also the adviser of the Tau Sigma (Transfer Honors) chapter at PSU and one of the co-hosts of ‘Turntable Advising,’ a weekly advising-related radio show broadcast via the KPSU radio station on campus.
Besides his current position in advising, Nelson has previously worked in several areas of Student Affairs, including Admissions, Student Life, Civic Engagement and New Student Programs.
In his spare time, Nelson enjoys being with his two children and wife, all of whom are much better-looking than he is. Sports are close to his heart (especially baseball and basketball), but he won’t talk about his fantasy football team with you unless you ask. Fun fact: Nelson didn’t know that pickles were just pickled cucumbers until he was 23.