Commencement - May 3 & 4

Plan for your visit to campus to celebrate your graduate. All event details are located HERE

As an Air Force brat, Patricia traveled to numerous destinations worldwide before settling in Seattle, Washington. After dedicating a lengthy career as an Information Technology leader in the aerospace industry, Patricia now enjoys her role as Professor and sharing in her student’s academic success.

Patricia’s teaching credentials include; Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Business Intelligence, Database Systems, Information Technologies, and Mobile Applications, Introduction to Data Mining, Computer Information Systems Project Management; 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.

MFA in Writing, John Hopkins University, currently attending
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

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. 

  • Business Intelligence
  • Databases Systems
  • Cybersecurity