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Terry Nelson

Associate Dean/Head of Business Graduate Programs/Professor of Leadership and Business Administration

Management, Marketing, Logistics, and Business Analytics, Dean's Office
Terry Nelson


Dr. Nelson teaches leadership and organizational behavior courses. She has received several awards for teaching and service - 2017 Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (OBTS) New Educator Award, Outstanding UAA MBA Faculty Award as voted by the students and awarded by the MBA Student Association (2015, 2016), and recognized in 2017 at the 24th Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring as an inspiring teacher. For service, Dr. Nelson received the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence– Promoting Student Achievement for the CBPP Tom Case Leadership Fellows Program and 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the Community Engagement and Service category for her work with the CBPP and Clark Middle School Tom Case Leadership Fellows Junior Program. This partnership was also awarded the 2017 Anchorage School District Spirit of Tomorrow Award. She is currently a board member of the Girl Scouts of Alaska and Management Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.


  • “Complementing Intersectionality Pedagogy with a Missing Component - Positionality”, Journal of Management Education (2023)
    Journal Article
  • “Exploring business doctoral students attitudes, training, and use of classroom experiential learning activities”, International Journal of Management Education (2021)
    Journal Article
  • “An Empirical Investigation of Mental Health, Impostor Syndrome, and Social Support”, Sage (2021)
    Journal Article
  • “The Robots are Coming, are you Ready?”, Edward Elgar Publishing (2020)
    Book Chapter
  • “Illuminating mental health: Headwinds in management doctoral programs”, International Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (2020)
    Conference Proceeding
  • “From the shadow of overconfidence into the light of humility: Reflections on experiential learning activities gone awry”, Journal of Management Education/Sage (2019)
    Journal Article
Additional Research

Education & Affiliations


University of Memphis, PhD
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, MBA
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, BBA in Marketing


Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (OBTS)
Management Faculty of Color Association (MFCA)
The PhD Project (Mission: To increase workplace diversity by increasing the diversity of business school faculty)
Academy of Management (AOM)
Southern Management Association (SMA)
Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology ((SIOP))
University of Memphis Graduate Student Association