North Central Faculty Continue to Raise the Bar

Date: August 6, 2013 - 10:12am

North Central University is proud to announce that Dr. Dan Nelson, Social and Behavioral Sciences professor and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at North Central University, has been selected as a 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award given by the Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education.

The Distinguished Educator Award was established for the purpose of recognizing those professors who have distinguished themselves in the A/G Fellowship by consistent excellence in teaching and have made an outstanding contribution and lifetime commitment to Christian higher education in the Assemblies of God. Every two years the General Council selects an award winner from among nineteen Christian higher education institutions that are part of the Assemblies of God.

Dr. Nelson becomes the fifth consecutive North Central University educator to receive the prestigious award. He follows previous NCU winners Larry Bach, Dr. Carolyn Tennant, Dr. Glen Menzies and Dr. Margo Lloyd.

“The North Central community is very proud of Dr. Nelson,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Thomas Burkman. “I believe Dan truly exemplifies what the Distinguished Educators Award seeks to recognize - the consistent excellence and lifetime commitment to Christian higher education. He represents the best of what our faculty work to achieve at North Central.”

“We at North Central are very proud of Dr. Dan Nelson and the honor he has received in being selected as the 2013 Distinguished Educator for the Assemblies of God,” said Dr. Gordon Anderson, President of North Central. “It is so rewarding for our faculty to be honored in this way and for the university to continually be recognized for our commitment to academic excellence.”

Dr. Nelson has been serving at NCU since 1989, and is a multiple-year recipient of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, advises Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, and chairs the department of Social & Behavioral Sciences at North Central.

Dr. Nelson has also held several adjunct professor positions at other Twin Cities schools such as Bethel University and Northwestern College.

Dr. Nelson serves on the peer review corps for the Higher Learning Commission, and is a consultant with the American Psychological Association’s Department Consulting Service.