Debby Thomas

Debby Thomas

Visiting Assistant Professor of Management
Phone: 503-554-2808
Office Location: Hoover 144

The College of Business welcomed alumna Debby Thomas as a visiting assistant professor of management in 2016. Students in the university’s adult degree, business and seminary programs may be familiar with Thomas, as, since 2014, she has taught Department of Professional Studies and business classes and served as an academic advisor for the Leadership and Global Perspectives track of the Leadership in the Emerging Culture Doctor of Ministry program.

Previously, she was in Rwanda as a missionary involved in holistic community development with Evangelical Friends Mission from 1997 to 2015. She also began work in 2016 as a moderator of a frontline leader development program in the Professional Development Academy with Evanta, a company of the Corporate Executive Board that fosters collaboration and the exchange of best practices between information technology and security, human resources and finance leaders.

Thomas holds a PhD in organizational leadership from Regent University (2015), a master’s degree in global leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary (2008) and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from George Fox (1994).


  • PhD, organizational leadership, Regent University
  • MA, global leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • BA, elementary education, George Fox University