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Debra Eischen

TITLE:Associate Professor of Business
DEPARTMENT:Department of Business
LOCATION:Stuart-Bennett 109
SWU P.O. BOX:1973

“I am passionate about teaching...it is definitely my calling. However, my journey to God's call for me in this life was characterized by many twists and turns on the road to finding my purpose. I completed high school in three years due to my being a victim of abuse and bullying. I went on to drop out of college three times before completing a secretarial degree at a business college. My professional experience includes work as a corporate trainer, a sales representative for a retail distribution center, a job developer for a vocational center and the director of career services for a university in upstate New York. Early in my professional career, I went back to college as a non-traditional student, working all day and attending classes in the evening. This was the best decision that I ever made! I began teaching as a part-time instructor for a business school 18 years ago and now I am blessed to be teaching as a full-time professor for SWU. I enjoy bike riding, hiking, collecting antiques and listening to people's stories. Jesus taught through parables and I teach through stories!”



  • M.S. in Human Resource Management from Chapman University
  • Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University
    Dissertation: IT's in the Stories; the Power of Narrative Knowing in the Evaluation of Student's Internship Experience.


Areas of Specialty/Interest

  • Human Resource Management
  • Career Planning/Finding One's Purpose
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Motivational Public Speaking


View Dr. Eischen's Vitae