Dr. Justin Nelson joined the faculty of Campbell University in 2018 and serves as assistant professor of sociology. He teaches courses in sociology, including Principles of Sociology, Exploring Underserved Communities, Engaging Underserved Communities, Social Problems, and Marriage and Family. His current research explores the implications of tech addiction for the self and society in the digital age, including how attachment to smartphones is related to meaning and purpose in life. His research interests also include rural communities, family, education, and religion, with articles published in Sociological Perspectives, Social Science Quarterly, The Sociological Quarterly, Research in Higher Education, Journal of Family Issues, and Baptist News Global. Dr. Nelson earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Baylor University in Waco, TX. He is originally from Fargo, ND, and previously taught high school social studies and Spanish in Las Vegas, NV. His wife, Rachel, also works in higher education at Appalachian State University. 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.