Dr. Dave Nelson

Me at Trinity Square

Phone: 229-243-3179
Email: david.nelson@bainbridge.edu
Office: Room 670, 600 Building
PhD in History, Florida State University
MA in History, Florida State University
BA in History, University of North Florida
AA, Florida State College of Jacksonville

Spring 2018



Days Time Days Time
M 9:30am to 10:30am M/W 10:30am to 12:30am
Tu/Th 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m Tu/Th 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
W 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:20pm

About Dr. Nelson

A lifelong reader, film buff and Anglophile, I am currently Professor of History here at ABAC @ Bainbridge. Originally from Jacksonville Florida, I have been teaching here since Fall 2008.  My specialties include U.S. History, British History, Environmental History, Cultural History, Public History, and History of the American South. Courses I teach include US 1 & 2, Western Civilization 2, Intro to Critical Thinking, and several Perspective courses (PRSP 1020): US and the World Since 1970, a Superheroes History of the 20th Century, the United Nations and World Issues , and Race and American Culture. I direct the college’s Honors program. I co-sponsor the History Club and co-sponsor the 42 Club (a geek-culture and book club). I also advise the college’s Model United Nations program. In addition, I serve as Coordinator for International Education for the college. Finally I direct the Scottish Study Abroad program. (You can learn more about it here).

Before I began at the college, I worked for three years as a ranger with the Florida Park Service and six years as an archivist with the State Archives of Florida. I have had publications in the Gulf South Review, Florida Historical Quarterly, and Southern Studies, as well as several book chapters, and an upcoming book on welfare and tourism in Depression-era Florida. I currently live in Quincy, Florida with my wife and son.

Aside from academics, I am a big reader (history, crime fiction, comics, bios, genre fiction, etc.) a film buff, and a volunteer with the Bainbridge Little Theatre and Florida State Archives. Feel free to contact me about my clubs, history, jobs in public history, movies, books, advice careers in history, or study abroad.