Justin Nelson

Assistant Professor of Sociology
School of Education & Human Sciences
Office Location:
Taylor Hall
Room 203
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 and serves as assistant professor of sociology. He teaches courses in sociology, including Principles of SociologyExploring Underserved CommunitiesEngaging Underserved CommunitiesSocial 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 PerspectivesSocial Science QuarterlyThe Sociological QuarterlyResearch in Higher EducationJournal 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.

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