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Debra S. Bishop, Ph.D.

Professor of Practice in Management and International Business

Dr. Debra Bishop received a doctorate in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering with a concentration in operations research from Iowa State University in 1996. She has been at Drake University since 1996. She is a Professor of Practice in Management and International Business teaching primarily operations management. Dr. Bishop has taught courses in entrepreneurship, process improvement, procurement and operations to business professionals. She has been the recipient of the Brooks Faculty Excellence Award as well as the David B. Lawrence Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. Additionally, Dr. Bishop has led a May-term course, taking students to Uganda to study sustainable development issues since 2006. The Uganda team has worked to build the Kikandwa Health Center in rural Uganda, furnish a computer lab at City Secondary School and provide a catchment system, kitchen and Braille materials for Sure Prospects Primary School.  She has been the Academic Director for the Mandela Washington Fellowship‘s Drake Institute each summer since 2017. She is the faculty fellow for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Contact Information

Email: deb.bishop@drake.edu
Phone: 515-271-3818
Mailing Address:
    2507 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall

Education

Doctor of Philosophy – Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Operations Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Business Startups
  • Sustainable Development
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