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, currently serving a 2-year term as Secretary of the 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. (2014, June). At the crossroads of teaching and assessment. Presented at the Association of Christian Librarians Annual Conference, Huntington, IN.

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.