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Nazzal, Kristel, Ph.D.

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Director of Faculty Learning & Instructional Development

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Dr. Kristel Nazzal is the Director of Faculty Learning & Instructional Development with Palo Alto University (PAU). Previously, Dr. Nazzal served as the Associate Director of Masters of Science in Psychology. She also is an adjunct professor, teaching residentially and online with PAU's undergraduate and graduate programs.

Dr. Nazzal earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from PAU with an emphasis in Diversity and Community Mental Health. She received a scholarship from the California Department of Mental Health for her dedication to diverse and underrepresented communities. Dr. Nazzal completed her APA pre-doctoral internship in a community mental health agency serving older adults in Southern California; she completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the same agency. She has special interests in mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, and pain psychology.

Dr. Kristel Nazzal graduated with an International Business degree from the University of San Francisco. She has experience working in both profit and non-profit sectors and has done work domestically and internationally. The majority of Dr. Nazzal's business experience is in Human Resources; she has worked in various capacities including learning and development, employee relations, recruitment, training, HR operations, and workforce analytics. Additionally, she has project and program management experience.

Supporting people’s development energizes Dr. Nazzal; she is passionate about helping others realize their career, academic and personal goals.



1791 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Phone: (800) 818-6136 Fax: (650) 433-3888





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