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Debra Smith, EdD

Adjunct Professor in Education


EdD - University of Kansas
MS - Emporia State University
BS - Friends University

Dr. Debbie Smith and her husband relocated a couple of years ago to Oklahoma to be near their daughter and granddaughter.  She currently works online for several universities and loves what she does! Prior to teaching online, she served over 20 years in higher education administration.  She holds an Ed.D. from the University of Kansas in Educational Leadership and Policy, with a concentration in Higher Education Administration and a focus area in evaluation and assessment.  For the past 11 years, she has taught graduate level online courses focusing on education, educational research, comps preparation and the dissertation process.  She has been with Ottawa University since 2004.  Her research interests include the areas of assessment, accreditation and faculty development, where she has published and presented nationally.  Dr. Debbie is an ever-positive professor eager to help students grow and develop a love for lifelong learning.  
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