The Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership
Organizational Management (UG)
Full Name: Carmela Rachel Nanton
Professor of Education
B.A., State University of New York at Stoneybrook; M.S., Palm Beach Atlantic University; Ed.D., Columbia University.
Dr. Nanton holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the Herbert H. Lehman College at SUNY at Stoneybrook, master’s degrees in human resource development and counseling psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University, and an Ed.D. in organization and leadership with a cognate in adult education from Columbia University. She teaches graduate courses in organizational leadership as well as undergraduate and online courses in organizational management. Dr. Nanton has led study abroad courses to China and the Czech Republic, and has taught internationally in Nairobi, Kenya and Hong Kong. Her research interests include leadership development, adult education and lifelong learning, social capital, gender and leadership, diasporan women’s educational decision making; global & cross-cultural competence; and spirituality. Prior to coming to PBA, Dr. Nanton’s career background includes supervision and management in healthcare, training and staff development, online and video technology, education services, program and curriculum design, performance improvement and psycho-education. She has served as a regional accreditation assessor for healthcare, has consulted and facilitated workshops and courses in HRD, allied health, diversity and cross-cultural communication. She has also traveled on missions trips to the Caribbean and India. Dr. Nanton is an ordained Baptist Reverend with the National Baptist Convention; she has taught for the General Baptist State Convention Congress on Christian Education, and currently provides pastoral and career counseling. She founded and directed healthcare, music, and performing arts programs in the community,; and has produced a radio program with Pan American Broadcasting. Dr. Nanton is an author, international speaker, workshop leader, and scholar. Her latest publication is Social Capital and Women’s Support Systems: Networking Surviving and Learning. She is on the editorial review board of Adult Learning Journal and co-directs the HRD SIG for the Commission for Professors of Adult Education with AAACE providing professional development workshops.