Dr. Nebel grew up in Casper, Wyo. and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Development from Montana State University–Bozeman. In 2002, she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University. After graduation, she also earned certification in functional capacity evaluations and is a certified Clinical Instructor.

Clarkson College welcomed Dr. Nebel in summer 2003 as an associate professor in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program. In 2007, she was appointed director of the PTA program. Her exemplary leadership led to a new opportunity to serve as the interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at the College , a role she permanently assumed in fall 2015.

Dr. Nebel has received various awards and recognitions both from Clarkson College and among her industry peers. In 2010, she earned the Dr. Patricia Book Perry Faculty of the Year Award for her dedication to high standards of education at Clarkson College. In 2011, her alma mater, Creighton University, selected her for the Young Alumni Appreciation Award in recognition of her exceptional leadership and devoted service to the profession of physical therapy. She was the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association Achievement in Education Award recipient in 2012, and, in recognition of her dedication to health care-related community service activities, she received the Clarkson College Maltese Cross Award in 2014.

Throughout her career, Dr. Nebel has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of patient populations and has always had a passion for teaching. Her clinical background includes pediatrics, outpatient orthopedics and industrial wellness with current practice in geriatrics.

Dr. Nebel is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Education and Geriatric Sections. Additionally, she is the Nebraska Student Special Interest Group liaison for the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association (NPTA), a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) site reviewer and a PTA Board Exam Preparation course instructor for Therapy Ed. She is involved continually with outreach programs to fight childhood obesity, such as Healthy Families, fall prevention and balance assessment screening in a variety of geriatric settings, and is involved annually with the Special Olympics and a variety of other service events.