- PsyD, LP Professor, Psychology
- B.S. - North Central University, Behavioral Sciences, 1986
- M.A. - St. Mary's Univeristy, Counseling Psychology, 1989
- Psy.D. -University of St. Thomas, Counseling Psychology, 1995
- Nelson, D. & Nelson, K. (2001). Enlisting student aid in assessing department objectives. Assessment Update, 13(6), 4-5.
- Nelson, D. & Nelson, K. (2005). The use of principles for organizing the introductory psychology course. Psychology Learning & Teaching, 4(2), 95-101.
- American Psychological Association
- Minnesota Psychological Assoication
About:In her nineteenth year as a faculty member at NCU, Kari enjoys being involved in a variety of capacities on campus. She works with SBS department honor students by advising Psi Chi, the National Honor Society. Kari also enjoys her time in the classroom, particularly her senior psychology students as they participate in her Group Process & Practice course. She also loves teaching Theories of Personality, Psychopathology, Psychological Testing, Marriage & the Family, Principles & Techniques of Psychotherapy, Lifespan Psychology, and General Psychology. Getting to know her students in the smaller class sizes afforded by attending a private university is a particular joy of Kari's. Originally from Aberdeen, South Dakota, Kari now lives locally with her husband Dan, son Ryan, daughter Danielle, and Lily the family cat. In her spare time she enjoys watching Ryan play baseball, Danielle play fastpitch softball, walking, reading, and gardening. She also rarely passes up an opportunity to redecorate her house, have lunch with her sisters & friends, or watch Twins baseball on t.v. with her husband. And yes, she is married to the Department Chair, just in case you were wondering!