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Tara Nelson

Director, Ctr For Transform Justice
Ctr For Transformative Justice
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Campus climate

Indigenous student affairs

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Brief biography

Tara has worked in higher education for over ten years. Her experiences include residence life, academic advising, Indigenous student support, grant writing, and institutional research with focuses on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Her scholarship focuses on campus climate that either affords or constrains sense of belonging, connection, and inclusion within academia. 

Current courses at UWL

UWL 299 


Ph.D., North Dakota State University, Education

M.S., Minnesota State University Moorhead, Educational Leadership

B.S., University of Minnesota Morris, Liberal Arts for the Human Services