Murry Nelson is Professor Emeritus of Education and American Studies at Penn State University and a former Fulbright Scholar at the University of Iceland (1983), the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Church (1990-91) and the University of Debrecen in Hungary, where he held the Lazlo Orszagh Chair in American Studies (2007-08).
He is also a former public school teacher in Chicago. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University and is the author or editor of more than a dozen books and nearly 200 articles. The former include a social studies education methods text, Children and Social Studies, that was published in three editions and, most recently, a number of scholarly books on sports in American culture, including American Sports: A History of Icons, Idols and Ideas (2013).
Nelson has been married for 40 years, has two children and two grandchildren.
Murry R. Nelson
Professor Emeritus of Education and American Studies, College of Education, The Pennsylvania State University (USA)