Office/Department: Mass Communication
Location: Bangsberg Hall 214
Phone: (218) 755-3358
Debra has a professional background in technology, media production, marketing and entrepreneurship.
Previously, she was Chief Operating Officer for ZuZu Media, Director of Media and Marketing for Ball Dermpath, and an Information Technology Project Manager for the City of Portland, Oregon. She has held the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification since 2002.
Debra enjoys engaging students in a variety of classes including Media Ethics/ Law, Principles of Social Media, Principles of Advertising, Video Editing, and Media Production for Social Entrepreneurship.
Debra received an MFA in Film and Video Production from the University of North Carolina. She also holds an M.S. in Geology from the University of Oregon. Her MFA Master Production project involved making a documentary about borrowing a Moon Rock from NASA during which she was the first civilian allowed to borrow a moon rock. She is an experimental filmmaker whose work has screened at prominent film festivals nationwide.
Debra’s research interests include media production for social entrepreneurship, social media (@debrasea), and experimental active learning pedagogies.