Dr. Eric W. Nelson


Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  •  D.Phil., 1999, University of Oxford


  • World history
  • Early modern European history

Research and professional interests

  •  Early modern France and world history

Recent book publications: 

  • Bob Strayer and Eric Nelson, Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources, 3rd edn (Boston: Bedford St Martin’s, 2016).
  • Eric Nelson, The Legacy of Iconoclasm: Religious War and the Relic Landscape of Tours, Blois and Vendôme 1550-1750 (Saint Andrews: University of Saint Andrews’s Centre for French History and Culture, 2013).

Awards and honors

  • STARS Successabilty Award Winner, 2015
  • Top 23 Arts and Humanities Professors in Missouri, 2013
  • Missouri Professor of the Year, CASE/Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2012
  • Governor's Award for Teaching Excellence, Missouri, 2011
  • Foundation Award for Teaching, Missouri State University, 2011
  • Master On-line Course Recognition Award, Missouri State University, 2011