Dr. Glen Nagel is ACHS' New Herbal Medicine Program Chair

Portland, Ore.—December 29, 2020—American College of Healthcare Sciences’ (ACHS) President and Founder, Dorene Petersen, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Glen Nagel, ND, as the college’s new Herbal Medicine Program Chair.

As Chair, Nagel will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in herbal medicine. He will also work with the college’s Center for Excellence in Teaching, Technology, and Assessment (CETTA) to conduct integrative health and wellness program reviews, research collaborations with industry credentialing organizations, and develop new course offerings.

ACHS President Dorene Petersen shared, “ACHS is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Glen Nagel as the ACHS Herbal Medicine Program Chair. Dr. Nagel brings years of expertise as both an herbal educator and as a product formulator in the herbal industry. His passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm will be a valuable addition to the ACHS community and we are excited to have his leadership in the Herbal Medicine department.”

Nagel is a graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) and has worked in the herbal industry as a product formulator and as an herbal educator, offering herbal medicine courses to naturopaths and the general public.

“I am excited about returning to the world of herbal education. The faculty and staff at ACHS have such an excellent reputation that it is a pleasure to be part of the ACHS team. I am excited to serve the students as they grow on their herbal journey,” Nagel says.

Nagel is a former associate professor in botanical medicine at NUNM in Portland, Oregon, and was also an assistant professor of botanical medicine at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. His training as an herbalist began in the early 1980s as one of the first herbal apprentices with the founders of Herb Pharm. He also studied with seaweed expert Ryan Drum, Ph. D and herbalist Cascade Anderson Geller and has worked for many top herbal companies, including Wise Woman Herbals, Herb Pharm, and Eclectic Institute.

For more information about this press release, contact Kate Harmon, Chief Marketing Officer, at 503-244-0726 or publicrelations@achs.edu.


American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS.edu) has been training, credentialing, advancing, and legitimizing the holistic health industry globally since 1978. ACHS specializes in accredited online integrative health and wellness education and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and professional continuing education courses in integrative health.  ACHS makes holistic health and wellness education accessible to a diverse community, including healthcare professionals, military students, stay-at-home parents, and lifelong learners. Specializations include aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, health education, and wellness coaching. Our graduates have been leading the wellness revolution with our sustainable values combined with cutting-edge, science-based holistic health education that gives graduates a firm foundation to launch or enhance their wellness careers. At ACHS we help corporations create specialized wellness strategies such as micro-credentialing packages. These initiatives help corporations support organizational wellness, leading to increased productivity, employee well-being, and a positive impact on the bottom line. ACHS is a Certified B Corp® and has been devoted to excellence in education, sustainability, and ethical business practices for over 40 years. ACHS was named #5 of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon 2020 by Oregon Business magazine. Sustainability and wellness are in our DNA. Contact 503-244-0726 or visit www.achs.edu for more information.