PhD, MBA, Northcentral University

Research Interests

Human resources functions, including motivation, job satisfaction, and psychological contracts


Dr. Nelson’s business management experience includes six years as a restaurant general manager and assistant district manager for a franchise; seven years as a senior human resources generalist for a multinational corporation; five years as a program director at a business school, and seven years of online teaching experience. She has taught courses in finance, accounting, leadership, teams, organizational behavior, psychology, human resources, and dissertation writing. She has published articles in the International Journal of Decision Ethics and in Global Scholarly Publications. She holds professional certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and a Global Professional in Human Resources. She joined Walden’s faculty in 2012 and teaches business courses.