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Kristin Nelson


Kristin NelsonName:
  Kristin Nelson
Academic Rank:  Assistant Professor
Department:  Psychology and Education
Hired:  2012
Division:  Liberal Arts
Education:  B.A., Harvard University; Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (Social Geography); Ph.D. Stanford University (Psychology).

Kristin Nelson joined the County College of Morris faculty in 2012, after teaching at several four-year colleges in New Jersey, Maryland, and California. A graduate of Morristown High School, she returned to Morris County after many years on the west coast, where she was a faculty member in social geography at the University of California, Berkeley, before changing careers to pursue a lifelong fascination with linguistics and psychology. Professor Nelson has done laboratory research on emotion, language, and psychophysiology. She has published articles and given conference presentations on narrative as a method for exploring memory of traumatic events in adolescents, dementia patients, and both children and adults suffering from post-traumatic stress.

Professor Nelson has been a member of the Stanford University Behavioral Health Clinic's Child and Adolescent research group since 1999, and the Adelphi University Psychotherapy Process research group since 2005.