Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Debora Scheffel

Meet Dr. Debora Scheffel

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Communication Sciences and Communicative Disorders (Northwestern University)
  • M.A., Special Education (University of Denver)
  • B.S. (Bob Jones University)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Debora Scheffel earned her master's degree from the University of Denver in Special Education, her doctorate from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, Laboratory of Human Cognition.

Dr. Scheffel has been Dean of the School of Education at Colorado Christian University since September 2013. She previously served as a member of the Colorado State Board of Education, 6th Congressional District (2010 to 2016), and now represents the 4th Congressional District. She has served as Dean of Research at the University of the Rockies in Denver and Dean of the School of Education at Jones International University in Centennial, Colorado. She was Director of the Competitive Grants and Awards office, as well as Director of the Literacy Grants and Initiatives unit at the Colorado Department of Education.

Dr. Scheffel was also the Special Assistant of Literacy to the Commissioner of Education in Colorado. She has an extensive background in assessment, serving as director of academic assessment at two universities, and has been a visiting scholar at the United States Air Force Academy.