Debbie’s background is as a reporter, managing editor, photojournalist, stringer for the Associate Press, college-level journalism educator/administrator and news researcher. Her 1978 B.A. degree in journalism is from Michigan State University and her 1989 M.A. degree in mass communications is from the University of South Florida, Tampa, summa cum laude. She served as a founding member of the international newsroom training editors group and was active from 1990 to 2009 with the Investigative Reporters and Editors. She is currently a member of the National Press Photographers Association. She teaches various courses in our department, including “Writing for the Mass Media,” “Photojournalism,” “Video Storytelling,” “Web Publishing,” “Beginning Reporting,” “Advanced Reporting,” and “Research Methods.” When she is not teaching, Deb enjoys adventure vacations, kayaking with her cameras and gardening.