Nancy Doetzel, PhD


Office: B 349R
Phone: 403.440.5037

Nancy-Angel Doetzel, PhD, has been a contract instructor at Mount Royal University, since 2006. She is an award-winning instructor, researcher and, journalist from Ontario.
From Mount Royal University SAMRU awards, she received a “Teaching Excellent” award in recognition of outstanding contribution through enrichment, endeavor and excellence.
For her doctorate dissertation, she won a Distinguished Dissertation Award, resulting in the publishing of her two books: Cultivating Spirituality in Education;  and, Old Heart Child's Eyes.

Her latest book, Appreciative Inquiry in Action, Accepting the Highest and Best” was awarded “best seller in Calgary” in February 2020.

Her most recent published scholarly articles include:

Doetzel, N.A (2019) Investigating and Challenging Spiritual Deficiency within Canadian Health Care Models: Journal of Educational Thought, Vol 52 (1). pp . 17-30

Doetzel, N.A. (2018). Cultivating spiritual Intelligence: Honouring Heart Wisdom and First Nations Indigenous Ways of Knowing. Interchange: A quarterly Review of Education. Vol 49 (4). (ISSN 0826-4805)

Sawa, R, Winchester I, Doetzel N, Meynel H. (2018). Spirituality and Healing: Results of a Ten-Year Study of Spiritual Healers. Medica and Clinica Press 2(1) 71/82

Doetzel, N. (2017). Autoethnographic Research: Know Thyself. Tiges Transitions in Global Education: A Research Journal focusing on Higher Education (ISsN 2369.3533.)

She has presented her scholarly research at Symposiums hosted in New York, Ireland, and Hawaii.

Doetzel received her MA, HBA, HBSW and BA from Lakehead University, and her PhD from the University of Calgary. In Vancouver, she studied Intuitive medicine and has received a professional certification (I.C.A.D.C) from the Canadian Council of Professional Certification. Examining the world through different lenses, exercising altruism, promoting social justice, and learning to be a good sociologist are encouraged throughout her classes.

Her Mount Royal blog is titled: Debunking Deceptive Myths at: