Debbie Philpott

Associate Professor

Debbie Philpott headshot

Ed.D.; M.S.; MSM



DeVoe School of Business



 Curriculum Vitae


As a full-time instructor for Indiana Wesleyan University, CAPS, in the DeVoe School of Business, I primarily teach all human resource management courses in the undergraduate and graduate HR Management programs. Prior to CAPS, I taught auditing, accounting and management courses on IWU's main campus in Marion, IN, at KIMEP in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and as adjunct for Ivy Tech Community College. Past corporate work experience includes both human resources management and accounting positions: HR Manager, Controller, Assistant Treasurer, and Staff Accountant.

Professional Certifications:

  • CPA - Certified Public Accountant
  • CMA - Certified Management Accountant
  • SPHR - Senior Professional in Human Resources
  • SHRM-SCP - Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional


Professional interests are focused on the desire to promote dynamic educational experiences by means of new and ongoing program development, curriculum design and development, teaching, research, writing, presenting, and consulting. An especially nuanced area of personal and professional interest includes the search for a theoretical understanding of spiritual formation that bridges both theology and praxis, with particular focus on how spiritual formation may be more intentionally integrated in Christian higher education and the everyday workplace.


  • Ed.D. - Organizational Leadership
    2012, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • M.S. - Advanced Leadership Studies
    2009, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • MSM - Management
    2005, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • B.S. - Business Administration
    1994, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • AAS - Accounting
    1992, Ivy Tech Community College
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