Debbie M. Seeberger, Ph.D. is the Assistant to the President for Diversity and Title IX Coordinator at Towson University and a part-time faculty member of the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Psychology. She is responsible for the development and implementation of on-going institutional diversity initiatives. As a member of President’s Council, Debbie works closely with TU’s president and vice presidents to monitor progress toward the university’s strategic diversity goals. Debbie staffs Towson’s Diversity Coordinating Council and is chairperson of the Diversity Action Committee. Supported by Deputy Title IX Coordinators, she oversees the university policy and procedures prohibiting sexual misconduct, including education for approximately 25,000 faculty, staff and students annually.
Debbie remains connected to Towson University’s local and national communities. She serves as an Officer of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. Moreover, Debbie volunteers in the local community serving as a tutor for youth and adults with dyslexia. Previously, she served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Affirmative Action, as Vice President of the Maryland Association of Affirmative Action Officers, and Chairperson of the University System of Maryland Diversity Network.
Debbie earned a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.S. in Human Resource Development from Towson State University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Academic Organizational Leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Furthermore, Debbie’s leadership of the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity has enabled Towson University to implement its Reflective Process for Diversity. The process engages every level of employee in every division on campus, and student leadership groups, in self-reflection on diversity and participation in facilitated sessions which lead to the development of departmental diversity goals. Through this initiative, Towson University is beginning to shift its culture by increasing awareness and commitment to diversity campus-wide. Departments and divisions are identifying key goals and will develop steps to achieve those goals. The overall objective of the reflective process is to institutionalize the role diversity plays in our organization at every level by ensuring that members of the faculty and staff understand that they have a role to play in support of Towson University’s mission as it relates to diversity and inclusive excellence.