Carla Nelson

Title & Contact Info

Faculty Emerita of Education

 Email: cnelson [at]
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 2224

Academic Credentials

PhD, University of Alberta, 2003
MEd, University of Alberta, 1994
MDiv, Tyndale Seminary, 1989
BEd, University of Saskatchewan, 1984
DipCS, Regent College, 1982
BA, University of Regina, 1981

Areas of Specialization

Teacher Education and counselling


Dr. Nelson has extensive teaching experience in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario schools. Her research interest is in teacher formation, specifically the beginning teacher’s development of a professional identity. In addition, she has coordinated and delivered professional development programs for teachers in Kenya, Rwanda, India and Bolivia. In 1999, she was named the “YWCA Woman of Distinction” in education for the city of Edmonton, Alberta, and, in 2014, was named one of Canada’s 100 Fantastic Christian Women Leaders by the Bridgeway Foundation.

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