Who’s Behind College Parent Central?

Vicki Nelson – College Parent Central Founder

Vicki Nelson presenting at Curry College homecoming 2017Vicki Nelson has nearly forty years of experience in higher education as a college professor, academic advisor, speech coach, and administrator.  She has also weathered the college parenting experience successfully with her three daughters – all now graduated and married.

Vicki began her website, College Parent Central, in 2009, to help college parents navigate the delicate balance of support, guidance, appropriate involvement – and knowing when to get out of the way.

Vicki lives in the Boston area and teaches Communication at Curry College, in Milton, MA. When she isn’t at school or writing, you will find Vicki playing flute in a local orchestra, cooking, kayaking, or in her favorite role of “Gram.”

Dr. Lynn Abrahams – College Parent Central Contributor

Lynn Abrahams headshotDr. Lynn Abrahams has worked with students with learning differences in post-secondary education for 30 years. She has studied the neurodevelopment of students with learning differences in multiple contexts: alternative high schools, correctional setting, and community college.

Lynn’s interests include how college students with language-based learning differences develop a separate identity in relation to changing family relationships; as well as the particular experience of multilingual, multicultural, and international post-secondary students who have learning differences, and best practices for supporting students and families transitioning into the college environment.

Dr. Abrahams is a professor in the Program for Advancement of Learning program at Curry College and lives in the Boston area.  She has two sons and has experienced being a college parent with both of them.