Andy Nelson


R.M. Seaton Professional Journalism Chair, JDM Sequence Head
Office: Kedzie 220A | 532-2128 | nelsona@k-state.edu


Andy Nelson is the R.M. Seaton Professional Journalism Chair at Kansas State University and head of the journalism and digital media sequence. He teaches photojournalism, digital news, audio/video production, and magazine writing.

Prior to his appointment at Kansas State, Nelson was an independent photojournalist and multimedia producer based in Bangkok, Thailand. From 1997 to 2008, he was the Washington, DC-based staff photographer for The Christian Science Monitor where he covered stories in more than 30 countries, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, tsunami recovery efforts in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, Kosovo refugee crisis, three U.S. presidential campaigns, the impeachment hearings of President Bill Clinton and numerous feature stories throughout the United States and worldwide. Nelson was a staff photographer at The Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene, Oregon from 1988 to 1997.

His work has won awards in the Pictures of the Year competition as well as the White House News Photographers Association annual contest.