Debbie Acker

Senior Associate Director for Operations and Academic Programs

In addition to managing the Center’s operations, Dr. Debbie Acker also teaches leadership courses and oversees the Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives Minor.

Debbie holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from NC State and a Master’s in School Counseling from Syracuse University. She joined the Center in May 2003, following her work at NC State within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on a Youth/Adult Sustainability Project and with the College of Education as Assistant Director of Research on the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness.

Passionate about her work with the Shelton team, she continues to enhance the development of the program model by incorporating a research-based critical reflection model integrated into the leadership training. Debbie has worked with multigenerational clientele to deliver professional leadership training on experiential and collaborative learning modules on several leadership topics.

Debbie can be reached at 919-513-0150.