Dr. Michael A. Murray, professor of music, was named a recipient of the 2013 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.
Gov. Jay Nixon and members of the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education recognized Nelson and 14 others earlier this month.
The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education is presented to an outstanding faculty member from each participating higher education institution in the state. The awards, which are not monetary, are based on effective teaching, effective advising, service to the university community, commitment to high standards of excellence and success in nurturing student achievement.
Nelson teaches undergraduate world history courses as well as graduate level courses in the European Reformation, the French Revolution and European witch hunts. He specializes in early modern France.
Nelson received his doctorate degree from the University of Oxford in 1999.