Christopher Nelson, Ph.D.

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Christopher Nelson, Ph.D.

Doctoral Statistics Coach and Instructor
Leadership, Research, and Foundations
COLU 3035

Biographical Information

Christopher Nelson, PhD, is the Doctoral Statistics Coach and an instructor for the Leadership, Research and Foundations Ph.D. program. Dr. Nelson has more than 25 years of experience within the consulting and telecommunications industries following his 5 years as an officer in the United States Air Force. Dr. Nelson’s 18 years of teaching experience at the university level include subjects such as multivariate statistics, quantitative research methods, survey research methods, data mining, data visualization, and data science courses. 

Education

Ph.D., Quantitative Research Methods, University of Denver, 2006

M.A., Economics, Old Dominion University, 1996

B.A., Computer Science, Boston University, 1992

Organizations

American Educational Research Association

Service

Nelson Consulting, LLC (Principal Consultant)

Kibera Kids Foundation (Past Board Member)

Selected Publications

Randazzo‐Davis, M., Nelson, C. (2020). International Business Education Using Global Virtual Teams: Relationship Between Cultural Intelligence, Global Knowledge, and Team Performance. Paper published within the International Journal for Business Education, No 160 ISSN 2164‐2877

Nelson, C. (2009). The Veterinary Fee Reference (6th Edition) – Vital Statistics for Your Veterinary Practice. American Animal Hospital Association Press, Lakewood, CO.

Nelson, C. (2008). Reader’s Choice Software Survey: A Report on Results.  An article published within AAHA Trend Magazine.

Larson, C., Hicks, D., Nelson, C., Johnston, E. (2008). The Influence of Collaboration on Program Outcomes – The Colorado Nurse-Family Partnership.  Evaluation Review

Hicks, D., Nelson, C. (2007). Collaboration in Community Health Initiatives: The Relationship between Process Quality and Attrition in the Colorado Nurse-Family Partnership.  Paper published for the National Communications Association conference, Chicago, IL.

Nelson, C. (2006). Identifying Teamwork Differences between Public and Private Organizations.  Paper published for the International Communications Association conference, San Francisco, CA.

Ph.D. Dissertation:  A Comparison of Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Rasch Modeling in Assessing Measurement Invariance of the Team Excellence Instrument, May 2006, University of Denver.

Nelson, C. (2004). Protecting Children:  A Discussion of Internet Filtering. An article published within the Journal of Colorado Libraries.

Nelson, C. (2000). An Approach for Implementing Software Quality Assurance activities within an Organization of 5000, September 2000. Published paper for the 10th International Conference on Software Quality (10 ICSQ 2000).

Selected Presentations

Collaboration in community health initiatives: The relationship between process quality and attrition in the Colorado Nurse-Family Partnership, November 2007.  Presentation for the National Communications Association conference, Chicago, IL.

Identifying Teamwork Differences between Public and Private Organizations, May 2006.  Presentation conducted at the 2006 International Communications Association conference, San Francisco, CA.

An Approach for Implementing Software Quality Assurance activities within an Organization of 500. Presented at the International Software Engineering Process Group Conference (SEPG 2000), Seattle, WA, March 2000.

Reducing Project Risk, October 1998. Presented at the Information Systems Audit and Control Association’s (ISACA) seminar for the Phoenix, AZ Chapter, University of Arizona.

Software Process Improvement: Lessons Learned. Presented at the Hampton Roads Software Process Improvement Network (HR-SPIN), Hampton University, Hampton, VA, September 1995.

Software Process Improvement: Moving Toward CMM Level 3. Presented at the Air Combat Command Software Engineering for Tomorrow Conference (SETC 95), Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, June 1995