Dr. Michael Nelson

Dr. Michael Nelson
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
(270) 852-3228
Faculty Office Building #18



  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership, University of the Cumberlands
  • M.Ed.  Educational Administration, Grand Canyon University
  • M.Ed. Elementary Education, Arizona State University
  • B.S.  Business Administration, Drury University


  • Early Childhood Education (PreK-3)
  • Reading Specialist
  • Structured English Immersion (SEI)

Professional Activities

  • External Review Team Member – AdvancED Accreditation
  • Faculty Scholarship Committee
  • Faculty Search Committees
  • Teacher Education Committee

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
  • International Literacy Association (ILA)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Nelson, M. (2017).  A Causal Comparative Analysis of Principals’ Leadership Styles and Student Achievement in Native American Schools. Paper presented at the American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference.  Northern Arizona University – Flagstaff, Arizona.
  • Nelson, M. (2019).  Helping Teachers to Explore Multi-Modal Texts for Implementation in Today’s Classrooms (K-6).  Indiana Literacy Association Fall Conference.  Indianapolis, Indiana.