Peter Nelson

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Peter Nelson

Professor Emeritus

  • Emeritus


Peter Nelson taught in the department of political science at the University of Dayton for 39 years and served as the director of the Master in Public Administration Program. He was in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1969 to 1996, retiring from service as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1996.


  • Ph. D., Political Science and Government, University of Mississippi, 1979
  • M.P.A., Public Administration, Florida International University - College of Business Administration, 1976
  • B.S., Hotel and Restaurant Management, Florida International University, 1973
  • B.S., Business Administration, Florida International University, 1969