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 and holds the position of Director of the Buchanan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership as well as the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Outreach. 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 is a visiting professor at Makerere University Business School in Kampala, Uganda taking students to Uganda for a short-term course studying sustainable development issues. 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 co-directed the Washington Mandela Fellowship for the past two summers. She is the faculty fellow for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
2507 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall
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