Deb teams with faculty, instructional staff, graduate and postdoc students, and leadership throughout the University on educational programs and initiatives to advance learning and teaching excellence. In addition to teaching in higher education for over 30 years, she develops and facilitates workshops, retreats, presentations, research, curriculum, and courses for departments and educators throughout the University system and higher educational institutions nationwide. Deb has worked extensively with early career faculty in facilitating the Early Career Teaching Program and teaching graduate and postdoctoral students in the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program. She also serves on the Provost’s Council on Student Mental Health, where she co-chairs the Faculty and Instructor Committee.
She has taught a wide range of courses including: Teaching in Higher Education; Practicum for Future Faculty; Educational Program Evaluation and Research; The Psychology of Teaching and Learning; Teaching for Learning in Dentistry; Instructional Systems Design; Communication, Conflict, and Decision Making; Designing Community College Courses for Learning; Reflective Practice; Theories of Cognition for Instruction; and Future Directions in Education.
Deb earned her MS and PhD in Educational Psychology from Utah State University.
Deb serves as liaison to:
- College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (UMTC)
- School of Dentistry (UMTC)