Darrin Nelson

Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Business
Department of Management and Technology
Worldwide College of Business
Worldwide campus

Dr. Nelson has been a faculty member at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University since 2009. His pre-university teaching career includes two years as a high school instructor. His professional career includes over 30 years of experience in both the military and business sectors. He has worked in various diverse organizations and career fields with a focus on leadership, strategic management, organizational behavior, aviation maintenance management, human resources, and education.

During his personal time, Dr. Nelson is actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and enjoys running. He is a father to three children and has been married to his wife, Geannette, for 29 years. 


  • D.B.A. - Doctor of Business Administration in Management, Northcentral University
  • M.A.S. - Master of Aeronautical Science in Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in Management, College of Notre Dame
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Certificate - Coach Training Alliance
  • Certificate - Certified Coach (Coach Training Alliance)
  • Certificate - Marketplace Simulation
  • Certificate - Command Financial Specialist

Dr. Nelson's professional career includes diverse experience in the United States Navy, Patuxent High School, Honeywell, and a Government contract agency.