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Dr. Patricia Pedraza-Nafziger

Dr. Patricia Pedraza-Nafziger
Adjunct Professor

Ph.D. Information Technology, Capella University, 2018
MS Digital Marking Strategies, City University of Seattle, 2007
BS Computer Systems, City University of Seattle, 2003
Post-Master's Certificate in College Teaching, Capella University, 2016
Certificate in Digital Forensics, University of Washington, 2006
Certificate in Social Media Management, Georgetown University, 2017

Dr. Patricia Pedraza-Nafziger is a self-proclaimed “geek girl” passionate about technology, learning, and teaching. After investing many years in the aerospace industry with a career in Information Technology and as a Team Leader in Information Systems, she now enjoys her role as Professor and sharing in her student’s academic success.  

Patricia’s teaching credentials include; Business Intelligence, Database Systems, Information Technologies, and Mobile Applications, Introduction to Data Mining, Computer Information Systems Project Management, Introduction to Cyber Security, Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance, Ethical Hacking, Network Security Concepts, Technology in Contemporary Society, Virtualization, Human-Computer Interaction, Systems Integration, Network Planning and Maintenance, Systems Analysis and Design, Technology Fundamentals (Microsoft Office 365), A+ Hardware, A+ Software, Operating Systems, and Computer Troubleshooting.

Patricia’s goal as an instructor is to share her knowledge to influence the academic development of potential future leaders.

Pedraza-Nafziger, P. (2019). The 7 Fundamentals to Create and Sustain a Knowledge Sharing Organization. Author. Amazon. (Quoted in Forbes Magazine, 

Pedraza-Nafziger, P. (2018). Workforce Knowledge-Sharing Strategies using Social Media: An Aerospace Industry Case Study. ProQuest. 

Pedraza-Nafziger, P. (2015). Teaching Adult Students Online: A Corporate Geek Girl’s Journal. Create Space Independent Publishing. 

Pedraza-Nafziger, P. (2013). Distance Learning: Is It Right For You? How it has changed and what you can expect. (Winner, College Guides, 2014 USA Best Book Awards), Geek Girl Publishing. 

Pedraza-Nafziger, P. (2012). Social Media Literacy – Professional and Technical Training. The Boeing Company, Learning, Training and Development (LTD) Division.