Doug Nelson

Editorial Board Member

Purdue University

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Dr. Douglas C. Nelson joined the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) in 1996 as a visiting instructor. In 1998, he received an appointment as an assistant professor. His primary teaching and research focus is engineering systems for foodservice and lodging operations. Doug has operational experience with Wendy's and Bob Evans Farms Restaurants. He was also an officer in the United States Air Force, where he managed military dining and hotel operations

Research Interest

Foodservice equipment testing and development, Sanitation and food quality, Kitchen efficiency