Denise D. Nelson

Instructional Services Librarian

  • Associate Professor of Library Science
  • Phone: 619.849.2477

Education

  • MLIS, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University
  • BA, Point Loma Nazarene University

Background

As an Instructional Services Librarian at PLNU, Denise Nelson serves as the the primary collection development and research instruction liaison to the following departments:

  • Chemistry
  • Communication & Theatre
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Kinesiology
  • Literature, Journalism & Modern Languages

Denise is actively involved with the Association of Christian Librarians, recently concluding a term of service on the Association's board of directors. 

Research

In association with the dissertation phase of her progress toward a Ph.D. in Higher Education, Denise is currently engaged in research on the role of thriving in students' satisfaction with their college experiences. 

Publications

Schreiner, L. A., & Nelson, D. D. (2013). The contribution of student satisfaction to persistence. Journal of College Student Retention, 15(1), 73-111.

Schreiner, L., Louis, M., & Nelson, D., (Eds.). (2012). Thriving in transitions. National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina: Columbia, SC.

Nelson, D., & Vetter, D. (2012). Thriving in the first year. In Schreiner, L., Louis, M., & Nelson, D., (Eds.), Thriving in transitions. National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina: Columbia, SC.

McIntosh, E. J., & Nelson, D. D. (2012). Transfer students: Thriving in a new institution.  In Schreiner, L., Louis, M., & Nelson, D., (Eds.), Thriving in transitions. National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina: Columbia, SC.

Schreiner, L. A., Nelson, D. D., & Louis, M. C. (2012). Recommendations for thriving.  In Schreiner, L., Louis, M., & Nelson, D., (Eds.), Thriving in transitions. National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina: Columbia, SC.

Nelson, D. (2008). [Review of the book Sacred stacks: The higher purpose of libraries and librarianship, by Nancy Kalikow Maxwell]. The Christian Librarian, 51(2), 110.

PRESENTATIONS

Nelson, D. D. (2012, June). Teaching the teachers: Copyright in the classroom. Presented at the Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference, West Palm Beach, FL.

Schreiner, L. A., McIntosh, E., Nelson, D., & Pothoven, S. (2009, November). The Thriving Quotient: Advancing the assessment of student success.  Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C.

Schreiner, L. A., Pothoven, S., Nelson, D., & McIntosh, E. (2009, November). College student thriving: Predictors of success and retention. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C.

Quinn, F., & Nelson, D. D. (2009, June). Twittering while Rome burns? Relational librarianship in a high tech world. Presented at the Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference, Springfield, MO.

Nelson, D. D., and Pagan, B. K. (2008, June). Forging Alliances with composition faculty: A declaration of inter-dependence. Presented at the Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference, Boston, MA.