Debra Teachman, Ph.D., has served, since 2003 as Vice President for Academic Affairs at New Mexico State University, Alamogordo, a two-year comprehensive community college that also acts as a two-year branch campus of the New Mexico State University Land Grant System. NMSU-A's mission provides for both transfer and workforce-direct education. From August 2006-May 2007, she also served as Interim CEO/President during an unexpected vacancy. Prior to her work in New Mexico, Dr. Teachman was a faculty member in English at Marshall University in Huntington WV, where she taught literature, composition, women's studies, and interdisciplinary Honors courses. She was co-chair of the committee that created the Women's Studies Minor for the University, and served on the University's Honors Council. Dr. Teachman earned her Ph.D. in English Literature from University of California, Davis. Her Master's and Bachelor's degrees in English were earned at Northern Illinois University. Her Associate of Applied Science degree in Library Technology from Lewis and Clark Community College, in Godfrey IL, provided her with the skills to develop a career in library work that supported her further education.