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Debra Beck, Ed.D.

Adjunct Instructor
School of Leadership and Professional Advancement
Community Leadership

Phone: 412.396.5600


Ed.D., Adult & Postsecondary Education, University of Wyoming, 2009
M.A. Organizational Communication, University of Wyoming, 1998
M.A. Sociology, University of Wyoming, 1993
B.A., Journalism/Public Relations, University of Wyoming, 1981
  • Nonprofit board development
  • Nonprofit governance
  • Distance course delivery
  • Integration of technology into the classroom
  • Blogging
  • Public relations
  • Special events coordination

Debra has served on local, state, regional and national nonprofit boards, in a variety of leadership positions. Those experiences launched her current consulting practice and continued scholarly explorations. Debra's second master's degree (organizational communication) and her doctor of education (adult and post-secondary education) culminated in qualitative research focusing on nonprofit governance topics. Debra has taught public administration courses in the online environment since 2001. She currently teaches community leadership and public administration courses while continuing her consulting work.