Debbie Ritter-Williams, PhD
Debbie Ritter-Williams has been a faculty member in the School of Advanced Studies since 2002 and has also taught business, research methods and psychology courses. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policies from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in counseling from Arizona State University.
Debbie brings 14 years of experience in higher education and 10 years of experience in training and development to the classroom. As a doctoral mentor and residency facilitator, Debbie prides herself in teaching not only doctoral study topics, but also communication tactics, reflexivity, conflict resolution and other strategic skills.
Her areas of expertise include ethical and moral development as it relates to academic honesty, differential needs of doctoral learners for support networks, leadership and organizational models that respond to the needs and preferences of GEN X and GEN Y and facilitating reflexivity and building community in online classrooms.
Debbie is the former Vice-Chair of Research for the American College Personnel Association, Commission IV, a former Board Member of the Carolinas Society for Training and Development, and was a member of the American Society for Training & Development, the American College Personnel Association and the American Association of University Women.
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