Michael Nielsen is professor and chair of psychology at Georgia Southern University, where he has taught courses in the psychology of religion, social psychology, and research methods since 1993. The focus of his research is on the psychology of religion, with Mormonism playing a prominent role. He has served as co-editor of the Archive for the Psychology of Religion and is on the editorial board of several journals including the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion and Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. He is president-elect of the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.
Michael contributed a chapter to Voices for Equality: Ordain Women and Resurgent Mormon Feminism.