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Chris Nelson

Associate Professor, SCA

(434) 582-2627


  • M.F.A. in Acting, Regent University
  • B.S. in Communications, Liberty University

Professional Membership

  • Southeastern Theatre Convention (SETC)
  • Virginia Theatre Association (VTA)


Chris Nelson serves as an Associate Professor of Theatre as well as serving as an Assistant Honors Director, Summer Arts Coordinator, and Assessment Coordinator.  He began his career in acting after graduating from college and has specialized in film acting. He has since worked with Terrence Malick and alongside Colin Farrell on The New World as well as appearing in independent feature films Judges and As It Is in Heaven.

Chris continues to act professionally as he takes on additional creative projects, including work on Liberty’s ongoing audio theatre series, The Encounter. Chris enjoys coaching young, motivated actors, developing opportunities for active learning in the arts, and coordinating summer camps for young people.

Research Interests

  • Audio Theatre
  • Film and Stage

Courses Taught

  • THEA 201 Acting I
  • THEA 301 Acting II
  • THEA 311 Acting for Film I
  • THEA 313 Acting for Film II
  • Honors Theatre Appreciation
  • THEA 381 Christian Aesthetics in Theatre
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