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Deb Rice web 1000
Assistant Professor, School of Business

Teaching at Cairn since 2022

Deb Rice


  • MA Christian Leadership, Asbury Theological Seminary
  • BA Business Administration: Management, Chadron State College
  • Senior Professional in Human Resource Management Certification (SPHR), Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI)
  • Board Certified Life and Executive Leadership Coach (BCC), Center for Credentialing and Education
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Professional Certification, Type Resources


Deb has an extensive professional background in human resource management, strategic planning, operations management, consulting, and leadership coaching. She has served in a variety of profit and non-profit organizations for over 25 years, including manufacturing, media, faith-based, academia, retail, and agriculture. As a professor, she invests in students to help them gain professional competency, learn to lead effectively, and develop in their Christian faith. Deb is married to Jim and is grateful to be a mom to four grown sons, a mother-in-law, and a grandma.

Additional Information

Academic Specialties & Interests:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Christian Leadership Development
  • Professional Life and Leadership Coaching
  • Strategic Planning