CTN welcomes Dr. Christopher Nelson who joins the Ascender family overseeing the program at STC.

Nelson earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Southern Illinois University in 2003.  He began teaching at South Texas College in 2004, where he has worked since.  He was awarded the classification of Associate Professor of Philosophy in 2009, and the classification of Professor of Philosophy in 2015.  He served as Chair of the Department of History and Philosophy, from 2006 to 2009 and from 2012 to 2015, Assistant Dean of Humanities in the Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences from 2014 to 2019, and Associate Dean of Curriculum and Student Learning in 2019.  He currently serves as Dean for the newly formed Division of Liberal Arts, Co-Lead for the College’s Texas Pathways Project Team, and Liaison to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  He has published numerous articles on various aspects of the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard, as well as articles on the phenomenology of religious experience in the writings of William James, and the philosophy of education in the writings of Simone Weil.

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