Faculty & Staff

Dr. Debra Kerby, Dean of the School of Business and Professor of Accounting, is an alumna of Truman State University.  She earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in business education at the University.  She also earned a Master of Accounting Science degree from Northern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Business Administration - Accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Dr. Kerby holds CMA and CPA certifications. She began teaching undergraduate and graduate accounting courses at Truman in 1982.  Dr. Kerby is an advocate of the case method, particularly for upper-level and graduate classes. Her research interests include student learning and assessment, cost management, and practice management.  Outside of work, she enjoys reading, walking, and swimming.