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Ashley Nelson - Tulane University. New Orleans, LA, US

Ashley Nelson

Professor of Practice, Management Communications | Tulane University


Ashley Nelson is an expert in social media, executive communication and strategy and content development.







Ashley Nelson




Ashley Nelson teaches management communication and social media courses for graduate and undergraduate students at Tulane University's A. B. Freeman School of Business.

Nelson is an expert on the use of social media in business and nonprofits and has been featured in local and national news coverage of everything from viral Super Bowl ads to privacy and security concerns related to social media.

She teaches a financial communication course in the master of finance program geared to writing and presenting financial-based materials. Additionally, she conducts a professional speaking series for department heads and area coordinators at Tulane’s Medical Center.

Nelson has an MBA from Tulane and a BBA in marketing from Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining the faculty at Tulane in 2000, she had a marketing consulting company.

Areas of Expertise (7)

Social Media

Social Media Marketing

Strategic Planning


Strategic Communications

Public Speaking


Education (2)

Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business: M.B.A., Marketing/Marketing Management 1998

Southern Methodist University - Cox School of Business: B.A., Marketing/Marketing Management 1987

Media Appearances (3)

Bullying in LA middle school caught on camera, school responds

Central Texas News Now  


“It just kind of shows you the power of the grassroots with how quickly something catches on. Other people see it, they forward. The interesting thing was the shares and the forwards for it,” Ashley Nelson, a Tulane University social media professor, said. As someone who studies cyber-bullying, Nelson said social media has its benefits. “Isn’t that the reason why we have social media? It’s to share information, to share stories,” Nelson said...

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Secret groups make tracking Facebook political ad origins a challenge

Live 5 News  


Ashley Nelson teaches a social media course at Tulane University. She says most of the ads she has seen violate some part of the guidelines and admits there’s little Facebook can do. “How do you police this? I mean, you’ve got two billion users out there,” she says...

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You’re in a political ad. (But you don’t know who’s behind it)

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal  


Even with Facebook’s new disclosures, users aren’t paying attention, said Tulane University Professor Ashley Nelson. “How much credibility does Facebook have right now? It doesn’t have a whole lot,” she said. “I just take everything they say with a grain a salt.”...

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