Nancy Pitts, M.S.

Adjunct Professor, Child Development


Nancy Pitts began teaching at PLNU in 2011 for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.  She also served as the Graduate Chaplain for the PLNU Mission Valley Campus from 2011–2017.  Nancy’s work background is varied.  She taught Head Start in Appalachia, high school dropouts through Job Corps in Hawaii, counseling to graduate students at Northwest Nazarene University, and Christian Beliefs, Spiritual Formation, and Pastoral Counseling at Africa Nazarene University. Nancy has also been a trainer for Alaska Airlines, a domestic violence educator, and a grief counselor.


  • B.A., English, Warner Pacific University
  • M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Seattle Pacific University

Courses Taught

  • FCS 385 – Family and Parenting
  • FCS 315 – Personal, Family, and Community Health
  • BST 304 – Biblical Perspectives

Experience in Field

  • Certificate in Cross-Cultural Ministry from Nazarene Theological Seminary
  • Ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene
  • Crisis Intervention Volunteer, San Diego Police Department
  • Co-leader of Young Adult Bible Study at Southeast Church of the Nazarene
  • Spiritual Mentor for young adults