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2020 Bombeck workshop faculty Nancy Berk

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Nancy Berk

Armed with a doctorate from Vanderbilt University and the skills of a therapist, professor and researcher, clinical psychologist Nancy Berk weaves her traditional training into her insight and humor. An author, entertainment and advice writer and Golden Quill Award-winning columnist, Nancy co-produces and hosts the podcast Entertaining Insights with Dr. Nancy Berk (formerlyWhine At 9), featuring celebrity and expert interviews, life lessons, laughs and entertainment ideas. Her genuine conversations with entertainment icons have made the show a popular landing place for Oscar, Grammy and Emmy Award winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. She is also a freelance contributor to Forbes.com Hollywood & Entertainment and Parade.com.

Nancy's self-help humor book College Bound and Gagged, seen in the 2013 film Admissions tarring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, coaches parents and teens on their higher education journey. A finalist in the 2016 Stand-Up Pittsburgh comedy competition, Nancy has had national stand-up and speaking engagements including the American Marketing Association, the Bryant University Women's Summit, the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, Wendy Liebman's Locally Grown Comedy, Quilting Comedy and the 2019 Vent Haven International Ventriloquist Convention.

She is also an adjunct associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.