Kristin Nxumalo

Kristin Nxumalo, OTD, OT/L, CLT

Assistant Professor
UC Box 
HPC 2, Room 366
Areas I Teach 

Kristin Nxumalo received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Portland State University, and received both her master of arts and doctorate of occupational therapy degrees from the University of Southern California. She joins the Pacific University faculty as an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator.

Dr. Nxumalo has expertise in acute care and adult rehabilitation practice, specializing in the treatment of patients with advanced heart failure in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Nxumalo is a certified lymphedema therapist (CLT) and enjoys working with those who have chronic lymphedema. In addition to her clinical expertise, Dr. Nxumalo has experience in academic administration, clinical education, and program development. She is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within higher education and the profession of OT.

Dr. Nxumalo is passionate about representing the profession of occupational therapy and has presented at many national and international conferences including at the American Heart Association and the World Federation of Occupational Therapy.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and husband going on road trips, camping, hiking, visiting local breweries and restaurants, and being outdoors!