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Dr. Patricia Pedraza-Nafziger

Dr. Patricia Pedraza-Nafziger
Title:
Adjunct Professor
Office:
Remote
Phone:
patricia.nafziger@ucumberlands.edu
Bio:

Education:
Ph.D. Information Technology, Capella University, 2018
Certificate in Social Media Management, Georgetown University, 2017
Post Master's Certificate in College Teaching, 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

Bio:
Dr. Patricia Pedraza-Nafziger is a self-proclaimed “geek girl” with a passion for technology, learning, and teaching.  With a 20+ career at Boeing Research and Technology in Seattle, Washington, Patricia relocated to Huntsville, Alabama to help formulate and train a new BR&T Information Systems Support Team. As a representative of the Information Systems, Computing, Information Security, and Risk Management organization, Patricia partnered with the Information Technology and Data Analytics (IT&DA) organization dedicated to developing implementing and promoting the use of standard information systems and system integration, and Boeing Corporate Communications to enhance digital marketing of BR&T products and services.  BR&T Information Systems Team support an organization of 4000 employees located internationally with Centers of Excellence located in the US, India, China, Brazil, Australia, and Europe. As an Information Systems Team Leader with a demonstrated history in the aerospace industry, Patricia has gained a wealth of experience. 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.

Publications/Presentations/Lectures:
The 7 Fundamentals to Create and Sustain a Knowledge Sharing Organization, Geek Girl Publishing, May 27, 2019.

“Workforce Knowledge-Sharing Strategies using Social Media: An Aerospace Industry Case Study,” ProQuest, 2018.

Teaching Adult Students Online: A Corporate Geek Girl’s Journal, CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2015.

Distance Learning: Is It Right For You? (Winner, College Guides, 2014 USA Best Book Awards), Geek Girl Publishing, 2013.

“Social Media Literacy – Professional and Technical Training,” THE BOEING COMPANY – Boeing Learning, Training and Development (BTL) Division for all management and leadership, 2012.

Link: https://patriciapedrazanafziger.com/