Faculty & Staff

Dr. Debra Cartwright
Professor of Business Administration

MW 9:30am-12:00pm, T 3:00pm-5:00pm, TR 9:30am-10:00am, or by appointment.

Dr. Debra (Debi) Cartwright, Professor of Business Administration, earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from New Mexico State University; a master's degree in Business Administration (Marketing and Management) from York University in Toronto, Ontario; and the Ph.D. in Business Administration (Strategy with a minor concentration in Marketing) from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Between degrees she worked a total of 10 years in industry and has experience in the areas of retail, human resources, internal marketing, entertainment management, event planning and sales. She joined the Truman faculty in 1988 and normally teaches Brand Management and Strategic Marketing, Strategic Management, Integrated Marketing Communications and Principles of Marketing.  Her research interests include strategic responses to external environmental pressures, competitive business strategies, assessment of student learning, brand development and marketing communications.  She has an adult son and two small dogs.