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Professor of Psychology

Department of Human and Social Sciences
2009 Outstanding Teacher of the Year

Elwell came to Concordia in 1997 as the Director of the Concordia Student Employment Program. Since 1997 she has held the positions of Director, Degree Completion Program; Director, Educational Administration Program; Assistant and Associate Professor of Psychology; and Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.


Ph.D. Psychology, Capella University, Minnesota, 2004
Specialization: Educational Psychology

M.A. Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 1991
Specialization: Tests and Measurements

B.S. Elementary Education, Chadron State College, Nebraska, 1982
Special Emphasis: English, Psychology
Endorsement: Middle school – Mathematics

Courses Taught

Elwell has taught numerous courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Most recently she has focused on graduate research classes and undergraduate psychology classes including:

  • Lifespan Development
  • Introduction to Psychological and Sociological Research
  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Research
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology
  • Personality Theory
  • Internship in Psychology
  • Capstone Seminar


Elwell was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award in 2009. She is actively involved in promoting student academic and research excellence through facilitating the Concordia University, Nebraska Academic Symposium each spring.


Dr. Nancy Elwell's Academic Programs

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    The bachelor’s degree in psychology at Concordia is ideal for students seeking a strong theoretical foundation in the field of psychology. Offering a diverse psychology curriculum, Concordia Nebraska’s psychology professors use approaches that range from the scientific to philosophical and the experimental to the theoretical.