I am a mother of two wonderful children with a full time job in IT in the Enterprise Systems Department within the Office of Information Technology as a Senior Application Administrator supporting AU's production systems: UIWeb, Colleague, the portal (myAU and my), WWW, and the content management system. I work with many groups within OIT to achieve results, implement technology and support our existing software. As part of those efforts I have worked as a project manager or technical lead on many projects, implemented various applications, and have helped build our IT infrastructure.
I represent American University's position on Technology as co-chair American University's Content Provider Committee with the Director of Web Communications, University Communications and Marketing. In 2011 and 2012, I was the co-chair of Datatel User Group's Information Subcommitee where I represented AU's position on Technology and served as a conduit for the technology concerns for larger Datatel user community.
In my spare time, I have been the Vice President of the White Oak Middle School PTA, the camping certified parent for my daughter's Girl Scout Troop, the Event Chair for multiple PTA events at my children's school, and an enthusiastic fan of my children's athletic pursuits.
Debra has made the following presentations:
American University's Colleague Student Finance Self-Service, Ellucian Live 2014
AUâ€™s Colleague Student Finance Self-Service from A to Z, PADUG 2013
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How to think Creatively When You are Under the Gun to Produce and Everyone Says â€œNoâ€ to the Vendor Solution Ellucian Live 2013
Disaster Strikes! How Do We Get Our ERP Back Online?, Ellucian Live 2013 and Datatel User Group 2012
War of the Constituencies: Migrating to a New Institutional Portal, Educause Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2012 and Datatel User Group 2012
Evolution: Moving to a New Server, Datatel User Group 2011
Strategically Moving to Datatel Portal, Datatel User Group 2011
Managing Change in an Ever Changing Landscape, Datatel User Group 2006
Integrating Data from LiquidMatrix to Datatel and Back Again, Datatel User Group 2006
Double Action Marketing Power: The Combined Impact of Communications Management and Active Admissions, Datatel User Group 2006
Breaking the Silos - A Collaborative Approach to Active Admissions, Datatel User Group 2006
Exchanging Data: The Beta Client Story- Part 2, Datatel User Group 2003
BS, Northeastern University
MS, University of Maryland College Park