Andreia Nebel, Ed.D., PT, DPT, FNAP


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Dr. Andreia Nebel was selected as the eighth President of Clarkson College in 2023, committing herself in service to others, and leading efforts for growth and innovation. As President, Dr. Nebel directs all College operations including academic and community programming, accreditation and compliance, financial operations, student and administrative services, innovation, research, strategic planning, fundraising and facilities development, communications, and mission-driven outreach.  She is passionate about the future of healthcare education and the importance of supporting students, alumni, and professionals in all areas of health care at the local, state, and national level. 

Originally from Casper, Wyoming, Dr. Nebel earned a bachelor’s degree in health and human development from Montana State University–Bozeman and continued her education at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, where she earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. In 2020, she received an Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University. Her dissertation explored the role of political skill in decision-making for resource allocation in higher education. She continues to pursue scholarly opportunities related to this work. Her clinical background includes pediatrics, outpatient orthopedics, industrial wellness, and geriatrics. She embraces the opportunity to work with a wide range of patient populations and retains a passion for teaching.

Dr. Nebel joined the faculty of Clarkson College in 2003 and continues to serve as an associate professor. She has taught in both the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and the Doctor of Healthcare Education & Leadership (Ed.D.) programs with teaching assignments including professional issues, advanced multiple system interventions and care through the lifespan, and a doctoral seminar course. She served as the director of the PTA program from 2007 - 2015 and as Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) from 2015 – 2023.

Awards and Recognitions

Clarkson College Dr. Patricia Book Perry Faculty of the Year Award, 2010
for dedication to high standards of education at the College

Creighton University Young Alumni Appreciation Award, 2011
in recognition of exceptional leadership and devoted service to the profession of physical therapy

Nebraska Physical Therapy Association Achievement in Education Award, 2012

Clarkson College Maltese Cross Award, 2014
in recognition of her dedication to health care-related community service activities

Faculty, Staff, Administration of the Year Award
Presented by Clarkson College’s Student Government Association February 1, 2016

Distinguished Fellow in Physical Therapy from the National Academies of Practice, 2018

Professional Affiliations

  • American Interprofessional Health Collaborative, November 2019-present
  • National Academies of Practice, April 2018-present
  • Higher Learning Commission Peer Corps, October 2016-present.
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member 1999-present
  • Nebraska Physical Therapy Association member 1999-present
  • Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges board member April 2022-present
  • The Council of Independent Colleges member November 2021-present
  • Nebraska Student Special Interest Group (NSSIG) Liaison for the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association (NPTA) 2007-2015
  • Women Leaders Association: Omaha Chapter member 2020-present
  • Consortium of Hospital Affiliated College and Universities: 2019-present
  • Chambers:  Nebraska Chamber, Council Bluffs Chamber, Mills County Chamber of Commerce: May 2023-present

Professional Initiatives

Interprofessional Education: Integral in completing a collaboration project with Creighton University to create an interprofessional education course for all Clarkson College students, including required interprofessional experiences.

PT and PTA Teams: Completed a four-year study with colleagues from Clarkson College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center to support the need for high-functioning Physical Therapist (PT) and Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) teams.

Workforce Development: Multiple collaborative initiatives with Nebraska Medicine and the Nebraska Hospital Association in support of workforce development initiatives.

Rural and Urban Health: Involved with outreach programs to serve others and improve quality of life through preventive medicine, community-based wellness, and health interprofessional education programs.

Selected Scholarly Works

Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO) annual conference invited presentation “Getting Work Done Together: Student Enrollment in Turbulent Times: How one institution rethought recruitment and retention practices with an understanding of program profitability.” on October 1, 2023, with Leah Lindstrom, Carla Dirkschneider, and Jennifer Wilson.

Clarkson College annual Continuing Education Event titled Current and Future trends in Healthcare: Perspectives that will Lead us Forward, on September 29, 2023, invited presentation titled “Current trends and the Future of Healthcare Education.”

Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO) annual conference invited presentation “Creating a Path to Financial Sustainability” on September 27, 2022, with Matthew Borchardt and Leah Lindstrom.

Clifton Larsen Allen Higher Education Conference invited panel member for a presentation: “Academic Program Financial Modeling” on February 22, 2022, with Matthew Borchardt, Leah Lindstrom, and Megan Wickless Mulder.

National Summit on Promoting Well-Being and Resilience in Healthcare Professionals invited presentation: “Toolkits and Takeaways: The Wellness Wheel in Action” on October 22, 2020, virtual at The Ohio State University with Sarah Flanagan, Rachel Pfeifer, and Stephanie Hopp.

Nebel, A (2020). An Exploration of the Role of Political Skill on Decision-Making for Resource Allocation in Higher Education. [Doctoral dissertation, Creighton University]. Creighton Digital Repository.

HIPE Conference: Creighton University Invited Presentation: “Creating a Menu of On-Campus and Online IPE Activities” on July 24, 2020.

APTA Education Leadership Conference: “Teaching the PT-PTA Relationship: Teaming with Possibilities” on October 18, 2019.

HIPE Conference: UNMC Invited Poster Presentation: “Growing an IPE Program: From Planting Seeds to a Blossoming Organizational Effort” on August 1, 2019.

Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference Invited Presentation: “Persistence and Completion: Strategies from the Heartland,” Chicago, IL, April 8, 2018, in conjunction with Wayne State College (Sue Sydow), UNO (Hank Robinson and Jill Russell), and colleagues at Clarkson (Neka Simms and Ann Hagenau).

Strategies for a Successful Clinical Education Program: Focus on Program and DCE/ACCE Development. Faculty Facilitator all sessions, and invited presenter for sessions on “Meeting Great Expectations” and “Developing Assessment Tools”, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, November 7-8, 2016, with Dr. Lisa Black and Dr. Karen Paschal

American Physical Therapy Association, Student Conclave. Invited presentation on: The Most Important Thing about Patient Care You May Not Know; co-presented as a Plenary Session with Kathleen Volkman, PT, MS, NCS; Katherine Jones, PT, PhD; Karen Abboud, PTA, MHA, CLT in Omaha, NE on October 23, 2015.

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