160 Carpenter Hall
Provost; Professor of Psychology
- Office of the President
- Human Development and Social Relations
- Institutional Research
- Japanese Studies
- East Asian Studies
- Ph.D., Cornell University
- B.A., Johns Hopkins University
Nelson Bingham is a developmental psychologist with a special interest in infancy and young adulthood. He teaches courses on human development, cross-cultural psychology, diversity and persons & systems. Committed to interdisciplinary teaching, he is a member and past-president of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies. Nelson has done research in Japan on early day care programs, human services systems and juvenile delinquency, on young adult development among Earlham students, and on the influence of family history on personal identity. He has also presented a paper on diversity at an international conference in Belfast.
He is the longest-serving member of the Earlham faculty and has been involved in interdisciplinary programs in Human Development and Social Relations and Japanese Studies. He has been Earlham's Provost since 2006 but will return to full-time teaching in the Fall of 2014. He has a special interest in diversity and in Earlham's Newlin Quaker Center, also being a member of the advisory board for the Equestrian Program. He is a Quaker and is active in the Friends Association for Higher Education. Nelson especially values Earlham's Quaker identity, particularly the principles of simplicity, peacefulness, integrity, community, equality and respect.