Associate Professor
Dickmeyer Hall 209
219.464.5443
jim.nelson@valpo.edu

Biography

Professor James M. Nelson (B.A. Eastern Washington University, M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary, M.S. & Ph.D. Washington State University) is a clinical psychologist andĀ associate professor of psychology. He has been a faculty member at Valpo since 1987 and has served as director of graduate counseling programs and chair of the psychology department. In 1990, he began a major research project with colleagues in China, focusing on the study of cultural differences in depression and personality. In addition to this research, ProfessorĀ Nelson’s background includes two stints as director of the Valpo Hangzhou China program and a year as a visiting scholar in the National Research Center for Asian-American Mental Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. Last fall, he lead the first Valpo group visit to Tibet. He teaches courses in cross-cultural psychology and the comparative psychology of Christianity and Buddhism.

He also does occasional work as a photographer, specializing in photography of religious sites and architecture.

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