Debbie has worked at Ivy Tech Community College full-time since 2006, filling a variety of roles including department chair of Machine Tool Technology and assistant professor. She also served the college as adjunct faculty for three years before that. Debbie was recently promoted to Dean of the School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Applied Science. Prior to Ivy Tech, Debbie worked for 11 years as an advanced manufacturing engineer at General Electric in the Motors Division in Fort Wayne. Debbie earned her MBA at Indiana Wesleyan University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University Fort Wayne. She holds several certificates from the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) including Drill Press Skills, Manual Milling Skills, Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout, and Measurement, Material & Safety.