BARBARA KAY MULLINS-NELSON
Center Higher Education
Office Location: 315 Browning Hall
Phone: (901) 678-4270
Barbara Mullins Nelson holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education and a certificate in Human Resource Development from Florida State University. She teaches online and classroom based graduate level courses in adult learning, adult and community education, and international and comparative higher and adult education. Her research focuses on non-formal education and experiential learning among culturally diverse people.
Prior to graduate studies Dr. Mullins Nelson worked as an educator and trainer in community agencies including the American Red Cross, the YWCA, and 4-H youth programs. In addition to her work with nonprofit organizations in the U.S. she has lived and worked in The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago and Ghana, West Africa. While abroad she developed and implemented programs for youth and adults and organized volunteers to build houses for Habitat for Humanity.