Nancy O'Brien, Ph.D.
Educator and Consultant
Nancy is a Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation topic is a feminist study exploring the interdisciplinary field of intercultural relations through the lens of women. She holds a M.A. in International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, and has ten years of international training and teaching experience in corporate and institutional settings. Nancy has lived and worked in many parts of the United States, as well as Japan, Germany, England, and Egypt.
In 2006, Nancy began working for the Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI) in Portland, Oregon as an associate with the Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations (MAIR) program; and in 2009, she became the coordinator for the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC) program at ICI. She also teaches intercultural communication at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Nancy has been an LGBT campus activist throughout her life. She is certified to administer the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and has taken courses in Personal Leadership, Diversity Training, and Building Cultural Competency.