Christopher Nelson

Assistant Professor of Business

Phone: 260.422.5561 x2111


Office: Cunningham Business Center, 301 C

Office Hours:

Monday – 6:30 to 8 AM

Tuesday – 6:30 to 9:30 AM & 10:45 to 12:30 PM

Wednesday – 6:30 to 8 AM

Thursday – 6:30 to 9:30 AM & 10:45 to 12:30 PM; 1:45 to 5:30 PM

Friday – 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Class Information

2017-18 Academic Year

  • MBA 7000 Business Policy & Strategy
  • MBA 5340 Operations Management
  • MBA 5200 Financial Management
  • BA 4910 Business Policy & Strategy
  • BA 4010 Quality Management
  • IME 4110 Total Quality Management


School of Business

Academic Degrees

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Villanova University

Master of Science: Finance & Accounting, Southern New Hampshire University

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Southeastern Louisiana University

Bachelors – International Management, Southeastern Louisiana University

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor of Business – 2016 to present

  • Global Management, Strategic Planning, Operations Excellence, Continuous Improvement

Business Development Manager – 2015 to 2016

  • Traveled across Canada and USA extensively working with
    clients and presenting at conferences alike.

Supply Chain Operations Manager – 2012 to 2014

  • Led a team of 50+ direct & indirect reports across the United

Operations Manager – 2008 to 2012

  • Responsible for KPI’s, hiring, improvement programs and
    yearly reviews for all direct reports. Managed 3 cities, averaging 18-20 direct reports.

Selected Publications/Presentations

Nelson, C, D. (2017). Innovative Practices: An Entrepreneur’s Guidebook. San Francisco, CA: Medium.

Nelson, Christopher (2017). Going Global? Deciding When to Pull the Trigger and How. LinkedIn, Strategic Planning Society.

Nelson, Christopher (2017). Public Policy 101: Contingency Planning at the Government Level. LinkedIn, (CSCMP) Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

Nelson, Christopher (2017). Innovation: Best Practices for Past Performance. LinkedIn(CASE) Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Nelson, Christopher (2017). Why Harvey Davidson Should Value Different Perspectives: Corporate Innovation. LinkedIn, Innovation Enterprise.

Nelson, Christopher (2017). Quality versus Excellence: A Unique Perspective. LinkedIn, Operations Management in Practice.

Nelson, Christopher. Tran, Tommy. (2017). Healthcare: Focusing on Innovation for the Future. LinkedIn, Healthcare Executives Network.

Nelson, Christopher (2017). Education: Providing Internet Access for Low-Income Students. LinkedIn, Higher Education Management.

Nelson, Christopher (2017). Project Based Learning in the Classroom. LinkedIn, Education Management Professionals.

Nelson, Christopher (2017). What if Each Student Became an Entrepreneur? LinkedIn, Entrepreneur’s Network.

Nelson, Christopher (2017). The Art of Presentation and Writing Skills in the Classroom? LinkedIn, Higher Education Management.

Lugar Brettin, S. & Nelson, Christopher (2017). “Building Your Entrepreneurial Game Plan: First Steps” Talk presented at King Abdulaziz University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia