Justin Nelson

Assistant Professor of Sociology
School of Education
Office Location:
Taylor Hall
Room 208
Mailing Address:
PO Box 369 116 T.T. Lanier St
Buies Creek, NC, NC 27506


Dr. Justin Nelson joined the faculty of Campbell University in 2018 as assistant professor of sociology. He teaches courses in sociology, including Principles of SociologyExploring Underserved Communities, and Sociology of Education. Dr. Nelson earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Baylor University in Waco, TX. His dissertation explored the socio-demographic correlates of technological device addiction and the implications of tech addiction for the self and society in the digital age. He is currently working on publishing a series of articles, presenting findings, and designing courses based on this work. His research interests are primarily in the areas of technology, community, family, education, religion, and morality. Dr. Nelson is originally from Fargo, ND and previously taught high school social studies and Spanish in Las Vegas, NV for eleven years. His wife, Rachel, is also an educator and specializes in curriculum and instruction with technology. In their free time, they enjoy traveling and attending sporting events all over the country, going to the beach, and walking their dogs, Gus and Jerry.

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