Wayne State College

Kristina Nelsen

Kristina Nelsen is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership. She teaches special education courses. 

Before teaching at WSC, Nelsen was a first grade teacher and a K-8 special education teacher in Nebraska. Nelsen is the Board of Education secretary in Homer, Neb., where she resides with her husband and two children.

Nelsen is a member of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).

Ph.D. - Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va. (in progress)
M.Ed., 2005 - Wayne State College, Wayne, Neb.
B.S., 2000 - Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa

Academic Interests
Nelsen's teaching interests include collaborative problem solving, RTI/MTSS, differentiation strategies and the STEP Initiative. Her research interests include co-teaching among K-12 educators and special educators and developing successful professional learning communities within K-12 schools.