Douglas Nelson, Adjunct Faculty

Douglas Nelson, PhD, is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of CropLife America the not-for-profit trade organization representing the major manufacturers, formulators and distributors of crop protection and pest control products, including bioengineered products with crop production and protection characteristics. Mr. Nelson is also President of CropLife Foundation, a 501(c) (3) research and educational foundation. Mr. Nelson has recently been appointed a member of the United States Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights charged with advising the U.S. Trade Representative and the Secretary of Commerce on intellectual property rights aspects of U.S. Trade Policy.

A Phi Beta Kappa and Summa cum laude graduate in history from Rutgers University, Mr. Nelson earned MA and PhD degrees in modern European history from Columbia University and a JD from the Columbia University School of Law.