Title: Assistant Professor
Office: MCT 284
Ph.D. American University in Math Education
With humble beginnings as a college dropout at the age of 18, Debbie returned to school at the age of 32 when her youngest child was in kindergarten, graduating with her Ph.D. the same year that her oldest child earned a B.A. in Mathematics. Debbie earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Penn State Harrisburg and a M.S. in Mathematics from Shippensburg University. After spending several years teaching high school, and four years teaching at a private college, Debbie joined the Ship Math faculty in 2009. Her professional interests lie in mathematics education and learning disabilities that negatively impact students' abilities in mathematics, and she enjoys partnering with mathematics education students to conduct research in learning disabilities. Debbie is an active member of mathematics and mathematics education organizations, serving on state and national committees, including serving as President of the Pennsylvania Council of Leaders of Mathematics from 2013 to 2015. In her personal time, Debbie likes to read, garden, tend the chickens, and spend time with family, especially her grandchildren.