Dave Nelson, Ph.D.
Dr. Nelson is currently a Lecturer for the UM Flint School of Management and previously for UM Dearborn Department of Management Studies. He teaches MIS, Operations Management and Supply Chain Analysis. Much of his work for the Flint campus entails instruction and mentoring entry-level students, as well as those transitioning into new careers. Dave is also involved with teaching at satellite facilities in the DEEP (Dual Education Enrollment Program) for AP-level students attending university-level classes while completing high school. He has over 12 years of experience instructing both in-class and online settings in Business and Mathematics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Nelson has a PhD in Manufacturing Management from the University of Toledo, along with a Master’s in Science, and an MBA from Purdue University.
Dr. Nelson has extensive professional experience with a variety of companies across the U.S., ranging from small startup firms to large global manufacturers. He developed a company in Michigan which evolved into three offices servicing large manufacturing operations with global supply chains.
Dr. Nelson’s research encompasses Business Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Green Strategy and Life Cycle Analysis, with publications in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management and Biodiesel. He has also been involved with a research grant for the Department of Energy involving Alternative Energy and Mass Transit.
Dave belongs to several academic societies, plays an active role in conferences as chair, reviewer and authoring of papers presented both internationally and in North America.