Dave Nelson, Ph.D.
Dr. Nelson is a Lecturer for the University of Michigan at the Flint School of Management and Dearborn College of Business, in addition to being a Visiting Professor at the Romanian-American University in Bucharest. He teaches in Management areas of Information Systems, Operations, Quantitative Analysis and Supply Chain, with research focus in Supply Chain Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Circular Economy, Carbon Management and Climate Initiatives. Dave’s work for the Flint campus also entails advising students in the Supply Chain and Operations Management organization, along with mentoring entry-level students as well as those transitioning into second careers. He also teaches at regional satellite facilities for the Dual Education Enrollment Program (DEEP), involving AP-level students attending university-level classes while completing high school.
Dave has over 12 years of experience instructing across in-class, online and hybrid settings in Business, Mathematics and Science at undergraduate and graduate levels. His academic credentials are interdisciplinary with a Master’s of Science, an MBA from Purdue University and a PhD in Operations Management from the University of Toledo.
Dr. Nelson has extensive industry experience working with global manufacturing and service companies across the United States in pursuit of proactive compliance strategies, acting as liaison with State/Federal government agencies. Dave’s expertise also encompasses business startup, development and growth, having established a successful firm in Michigan which grew into three offices servicing small and large manufacturing firms.
Dr. Nelson integrates his professional expertise and academic thrust both working with students and in community organizations. He belongs to several academic and professional societies, actively participates in local and regional conferences as a chair, moderator and reviewer, in addition to authoring papers in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management and Biodiesel, presented both in North America and internationally.