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Douglas Nelson D.Sc.
Joined Seton Hill
2009
Hometown
Toronto, OH
Contact Info
DNelson@setonhill.edu

Accomplished business and information technology executive with advanced degrees and 25+ years of experience and achievement in enterprise leadership. Visionary, strategic thinker with proven planning and management talents; adept at starting up businesses as well as turning around underperforming operations; skilled at anticipating and understanding business needs, re-engineering business execution models, and integrating the critical components of people, process, and technology to solve complex business problems. Positive, energetic and student focused business instructor; Adept at integrating real-life business experiences across multiple subject disciplines.

Education

  • D.Sc., Robert Morris University (Pittsburgh, PA) 2007
  • MBA, Butler University (Indianapolis, IN) 1989
  • BA, Kent State University (Kent, OH) 1984

Publications

  • o Tomei, L. & Nelson, D. K. (2018). The Impact of Online Teaching on Faculty Load: Computing the Ideal Class Size for Online Classes. Manuscript submitted. I am working with the former provost and current Professor of Education at Robert Morris University conducting research on the ideal size of an online class.
  • Dissertation: A Framework for Developing Knowledge Maps in a Not-For-Profit Firm: A Case Study (2007)

Organizations

  • Knowledge Management Professional Society, Project Management Institute

Presentations

  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), (2018). Annual Conference, April 17-20, New Orleans, LA. Attended conference and preparing self-Study workshop.
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), (2017). Annual Conference, March 30 – April 18-21, San Francisco, CA. Attended conference and site accreditation update workshop.
  • United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), (2017). Attended USASBE conference at Drexel University, Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, Philadelphia, Pa January 19-21, 2017. Key focus on attendance was the “Venture for America Program” which hires college entrepreneur students to staff start-ups around the country.
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), (2016). Annual Conference, April 5-8, Memphis, TN. Attended conference and revised site accreditation certification workshop
  • Nelson, D. K. (2016). Catholic Social Teaching Across the Curriculum. Poster session presented at Seton Hill University Board of Trustees Meeting and Dinner. Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pa. This was a poster presentation session to our Board of Trustees regarding the integration of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) principles into our courses.
  • Dobson, J., Nelson, D. (2015). Developing Your Model of Entrepreneurship. United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), Annual Conference. January 22-25, 2015, Tampa, FL. This presentation focused on the lean start-up methodology for new businesses, which has become a very popular method for teaching Entrepreneurship at both the undergraduate and MBA level.
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), (2014). Annual Conference, April 5-8, San Diego, CA. Attended conference and self-study update workshop.
  • Global Consortium for Entrepreneur Centers (GCEC), (2013). Annual Conference. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Henry M. Bloch School of Management, Kansas City, MO. Attended conference and participated in curriculum brainstorm resulting in curriculum content change in MBA entrepreneur track.
  • Nelson, D.K. (2014). The Criticality of Building Trust, Context & Identity When Leading Virtual Teams. Presentation at Online Learning Consortium International Conference in Orlando, FL, October, 2014. My proposal was accepted as a poster session, but I ultimately reluctantly withdrew due to conflicts with time sensitive priorities at Seton Hill.
  • Nelson, D.K. (2013). Utilizing Mobile Technology and the Flipped Classroom to Execute Versus Simply Propose Business Strategy in an MBA Class. Digital poster presentation at Online Learning Consortium International Conference in Orlando, FL, November 20-22, 2013. This presentation focused on the challenge of teaching strategy “execution” utilizing online learning via the flipped classroom, mobile technology, and business simulation.
  • Global Consortium for Entrepreneur Centers (GCEC), (2012). Annual Conference. Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, Washington, D.C. Attended conference and participated in roundtable session on integration of the Strategy Canvas and the Business Model Canvas.
  • Global Consortium for Entrepreneur Centers (GCEC), (2011). Annual Conference. University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, Ca. Received share of $2,500 cash award for developing and presenting winning idea for new creative approaches to entrepreneurial education and research.
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), (2011). Annual Conference, March 30 – April 1, Las Vegas, CA. Attended conference and my first self-study workshop
  • Garrett, S. L., & Nelson, D.K. (2011). Cultivating online educators into virtual leaders. Presentation at United States Distance Learning Association National Conference in St. Louis, MO on May 1-4, 2011.
  • Nelson, D. (2009). "Knowledge Mapping in a Not-For-Profit Firm”, ISECON 2009, Washington, D.C., November 7, 2009.

Performances

  • Nelson, D. K. (2017-2018, ongoing). Quest Loan Corporation. I participate as a member of a board for a Dan Wukich (Seton Hill Board of Trustee member) owned business reviewing and approving or denying small business loans. The board convenes monthly at Dan Wukich’s corporate headquarters.
  • Nelson, D. K. (2012-2016). Student Alumni Start-Up Advising Pipeline. Tracking mechanism regarding students and alumni advising who sought business start-up support. This log was reviewed with Dan Wukich on a quarterly basis.
  • Giunta, C & Nelson, D. K. (2015). Leadership Development Workshop Series. Year 2 (renewed contract) in delivering a series of leadership development workshops to the management of a large, global engineering firm. Researched and developed curriculum with another faculty member and alternated delivering the workshops each month.
  • Nelson, D.K. (2014). Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities Strategic Plan. This plan was DRAFTED regarding the potential future direction of the Wukich Center.
  • Giunta, C & Nelson, D. K. (2014). Leadership Development Workshop Series. Year 1 in delivering a series of leadership development workshops to the management of a large, global engineering firm. Researched and developed curriculum with another faculty member and alternated delivering the workshops each month.
  • Nelson, D.K. (2012, November). Strategic Thinking & Long Range Planning. Second seminar for 100 Excela Health supervisors, managers and directors. Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pa on November 18, 2012. I proposed, was accepted, developed, and delivered leadership development training for Excela Health (second session to balance of the management team).
  • Nelson, D.K. (2012, March). Strategic Thinking & Long Range Planning. First seminar for 100 Excela Health supervisors, managers and directors. Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pa on March 12, 2012. I proposed, was accepted, developed, and delivered leadership development training for Excela Health (first session to half of the management team).
  • Nelson, D.K. & Iwinski, D. (2011). The International Capitalist. The American Entrepreneur. Pittsburgh, Pa; WMNY 1360 AM. I was invited by a prior Board of Trustee member to participate in a weekly radio broadcast focusing on different aspects of entrepreneurship. I took Q&A from listeners after completing discussion with the radio host.

Achievements

  • Site Accreditation Review, Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa (2016). Performed multi-day site visit/review of the Business School at the University of Mary, September 18-20, 2017. Completed review and submitted report and accreditation recommendation to the IACBE Board of Directors.
  • Site Accreditation Review, University of Mary, Bismarck, ND (2017). Performed multi-day site visit/review of the Business School at the University of Mary, October 11-14, 2017. Completed review and submitted report and accreditation recommendation to the IACBE Board of Directors.