Dr. Nelson is a professor emeritus at Lebanon Valley College. He is a retired officer (06) in the United States Public Health Service. He has more than 40 manuscripts published in the peer reviewed journals. Additionally, he has authored or co-authored. More than 39 presentations at professional organizations. Most of his work was in the Electrodiagnostic areas of practice and education. He has been in the area of physical therapy for more than 57 years. He is a life member of the APTA. He won the 44th Mary McMillan lecture.