Debra Waddell holds a Master’s Degree in Speech Communication with an emphasis on Intercultural Communication from the California State University at Fullerton, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of California at Riverside. Before she came to Cascadia College as full time faculty, Debra taught a variety of courses such as Public Speaking, Communication for Social Change, and Interpersonal Communication at Shoreline Community College, California State University San Bernardino, and at California State University Fullerton. Debra has a background in business and industry, has designed and taught Communication for Groups and Teams through Oregon Institute of Technology at Boeing, and has designed and facilitated trainings for Evergreen Hospice on diversity and end-of-life care. A member of several professional associations, she is Communications Director for the Community College group for the Western States Communication Association. Her areas of academic interest include advocacy, intercultural competence, health communication, and interpersonal conflict. When she is not working with students in the classroom she is rowing, hiking, reading, and visiting with family.
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