Dan Nelson currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean of the College at Dartmouth. After graduating from Dartmouth as a member of the class of '75, he worked as an assistant editor and staff writer for the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine for several years. He earned his and Ph.D degree in religious ethics and political philosophy from Princeton University in 1986. He joined the joined the Dean's Office at Dartmouth as a class dean in 1987 and later served as Dean for Upperclass Students. During his time at Dartmouth he has served on a number of alcohol policy committees and also works with the student disciplinary system which responds to violations of the College's alcohol policy.