Denise Nelson, PhD
Director of Ryan Library
Dr. Nelson serves as Director of Ryan Library and has been a member of PLNU's Ryan Library faculty since 2004. She collaborates with course faculty and with her library colleagues to provide classroom-based information literacy and point-of-need research help. In her role as the library's liaison to several departments, she provides targeted research support to students in Biology, Kinesiology, and Psychology.
Dr. Nelson's scholarly interests include information literacy, student satisfaction with college, and student success in higher education. She is co-author/editor, with Laurie A. Schreiner and Michelle C. Louis, of Thriving in Transitions: A Research-Based Approach to College Student Success (National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience, 2012 and 2020).