Debora Dragseth began teaching at Dickinson State University in 1989. She is a tenured
professor of business, the former Director of Dickinson State University’s Theodore
Roosevelt Honors Leadership program, the former Chair of the Department of Business
and Management, and served as the Provost/Vice-Present from 2020-2022. Dr. Dragseth
was the president of the state-wide Council of College Faculties from 2017-2019. She
served as the faculty representative on the State Board of Higher Education from 2019-2020.
Dr. Dragseth is an active speaker and writer. She has received national first place
awards for web writing as well as business journalism. Her work on outmigration has
been cited in both Forbes and Newsweek magazines. Dr. Dragseth has been given Dickinson
State University’s highest faculty award, the Distinguished Teacher of the Year.
She was the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce’s Teacher of the Year and was named
the University’s Innovative Teacher of the Year. She has also been named the student-elected