Debra Drecnik Worden

Deb Worden

Professor of Business and Economics
Phone: 503-554-2816
Office Location: Newberg Campus, Hoover #140

Office Hours:
By appointment only


Debra, professor of business and economics, was co-winner of the George Fox Undergraduate Teacher of the Year honor in 2005. Debra joined the George Fox faculty in the fall of 1994. After earning a doctorate in economics from Purdue University in 1984, Debra taught at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz., followed by two years as senior research scholar at the Credit Research Center at Purdue. She also spent seven years in the business and economics department at Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Ill.

In addition to teaching, Debra has consulted with financial institutions in survey development and data analysis. Her publications include articles in the Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Retail Banking, Journal of Consumer Affairs, Journal of Financial Services Research, Financial Services Review, and Journal of Financial Planning.


  • PhD, Purdue University

Research Interests

  • Quantitative methods
  • Quality control
  • Personal finance and investments

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