Fr. Daniel C. Nelson, O.F.M.

Fr. Dan Nelson photoFr. Daniel C. Nelson, O.F.M., a native of Oneida, N.Y., entered the Franciscan Order in 1972 and was ordained to the priesthood on May 7, 1977. A Siena graduate with a Masters in Psychological Counseling from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, he is a licensed clinical psychologist who teaches in the Psychology Department.

Dan is a teaching member of the International Society of Sandplay Therapy and the Sandplay Therapists of America (STA). He currently serves on the Board of Trustees and was past chair. His areas of professional research include the therapeutic use of Sandplay with middle aged and late adolescent males. He is very much in demand for psychological counseling by clients on and off campus.

Favorite pastimes: opera, theatre, Greek and Roman art and antiquities, and collecting vintage American pottery.