Deborah serves full-time as Assistant Professor and Faculty Lead for the Faculty Support and Development Committee, where she serves as a faculty reviewer and mentor for associate faculty within the Department of Education and Liberal Arts. Deborah began her career in the field of elementary education, having taught third and fourth grades for Riverside Unified and Poway Unified School Districts in Southern California. She obtained her Master of Arts degree from San Diego State University in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading and Language Arts. Deborah is currently writing her dissertation and plans to complete her Ph.D. at University of Arizona Global Campus in Summer of 2023. She currently teaches undergraduate students in the BAES program.