Deborah brings an array of skills and experience to the classroom. Her experience in the fields of IT, education, and non-profit organizations combined with her knowledge of technology, facilitation, project/time management and presentation delivery makes her a very valuable team member.
Deb’s undergraduate teaching focuses on the important balance of “soft” and technical skills students need to not only survive but to thrive in today’s world. Her interest in this topic comes from more than 35 years of experience as an IT professional, Professor of Practice, and consultant at non-profit organizations throughout the CNY community. Her IT roles have included that of analyst, Help Desk/Call Center manager, and ERP development manager. Each role helped broaden her perspective of the technical and non-technical IT issues faced by medium-to-large size organizations. Her active consulting practice allows her to use her IT experience to help non-profit organizations deploy and make effective use of information and technology. She is currently serving as the Director of Undergraduate Programs and teaches course in Software Development and Database Management.
Deborah has a B.S. degree from Oswego State University in computer science with a minor in mathematics. Her graduate degree was earned at Syracuse University in the field of Adult Education. She served as the IT & Race Director for Susan G. Komen of CNY Race for the Cure for 10 years. As Race Director, she was responsible for the overall planning, execution, and evaluation of the largest annual single day fundraiser in Central New York. Revenue from the event reached the 3/4 million dollar mark, attracted over 8,000 participants and utilized the talents of more than 400 volunteers.