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Dr. Patricia Pedraza-Nafziger

Dr. Patricia Pedraza-Nafziger
Adjunct Professor


Ph.D. Information Technology, Capella University, 2018

Certificate in Social Media Management, Georgetown University, 2017

Post-Master's Certificate in College Teaching, Capella University, 2016

MS Digital Marking Strategies, City University of Seattle, 2007

Certificate in Digital Forensics, University of Washington, 2006

BS Computer Systems, City University of Seattle, 2003


Dr. Patricia Pedraza-Nafziger is a self-proclaimed “geek girl” with a passion for technology, learning, and teaching. With a 20+ career in the aerospace industry as a Team Leader in Information Technology, Patricia partnered with the Information Technology and Data Analytics (IT&DA) organization dedicated to developing implementing and promoting the use of standard information systems.  She also worked with Corporate Communications to enhance the digital marketing of products and services. Her team supported an organization of 4000 employees located internationally with Centers of Excellence located in the US, India, China, Brazil, Australia, and Europe. As an IT leader with a demonstrated history in the aerospace industry, Patricia has gained a wealth of experience. Currently teaching courses in Analytics, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence, her goal as a University Professor is to share her knowledge to stimulate a positive influence on the academic development of potential future leaders. In her spare time, Patricia enjoys traveling, cooking, outdoor recreation, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.


The 7 Fundamentals to Create and Sustain a Knowledge Sharing Organization, Geek Girl Publishing.

Workforce Knowledge-Sharing Strategies using Social Media: An Aerospace Industry Case Study, ProQuest.

Teaching Adult Students Online: A Corporate Geek Girl’s Journal, CreateSpace Independent Publishing.

Distance Learning: Is It Right For You? (Winner, College Guides, 2014 USA Best Book Awards), Geek Girl Publishing.

“Social Media Literacy – Professional and Technical Training,” The Boeing Company – Boeing Learning, Training and Development (LTD) Division.