Debbie Philpott

Assistant Professor

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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. My educational background includes:

  • Ed. D. in Organizational Leadership, IWU, 2012
  • MS in Advanced Leadership Studies, IWU, 2009
  • MS in Management, IWU, 2005
  • BS in Business Administration, IWU, 1994
  • AAS in Accounting, IVTC, 1992

My dissertation for the Ed. D. in Organizational Leadership at IWU was titled, An Interpretive Analysis of Leadership Emergence Theory in the Life of Esther.

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.

Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953