Biography

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Nancy Scannell, MA, MS, ACC

Nancy Scannell is a trained, Accredited Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She is also a Certified Presence-Based Coach and has participated in more than seventy-five hours of intense training based on curriculum developed by Doug Silsbee, PCC; Bebe Hanson, PCC; and Sarah Halley, PCC. She has more than 140 hours of coaching experience including clients working in higher education, law, management, and counseling.

Nancy has taught at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, since 2003, and she served as the Assistant Dean of the College Arts and Sciences for 10 years until July 1, 2019. Her interactions with students, faculty, staff, campus leaders, and parents have provided her with tremendous insight into the human condition. She began teaching at Valpo in 2003 and was selected as a campus leader to participate in the Thrivent Fellows Leadership Program from June 2015 to June 2016. The program fosters excellent leadership, communication, and conflict management skills in all aspects of higher education. Nancy has helped launch numerous initiatives at Valpo, and she is frequently called upon to present at University functions.

Nancy has earned a Bachelor’s Degree and two Master’s Degrees:

  • University of Illinois, Urbana – Bachelor of Arts in English
  • St. Xavier University, Chicago – Master of Arts in Education with certification
  • Valparaiso University – Master of Science in Digital Media

Nancy and her husband Tim and five grown children and two grandchilren. Nancy continues to teach as an adjunct instructor at Valparaiso University.

Nancy and Tim are active members of the Valparaiso community and have served on multiple boards serving charities in Northwest Indiana. Nancy now serves on the Porter-Starke Foundation Board in Valparaiso, Indiana. Nancy is an avid runner, reader, and lover of learning, nature, and people.