About Willamette University

Debra J. Ringold

Debra J. Ringold

Debra J. Ringold is Dean and JELD-WEN Professor of Free Enterprise at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University. She teaches courses in public, nonprofit, and private sector marketing, marketing research, marketing communications, and marketing and public policy.  Debra has been honored with numerous teaching awards as well as Willamette University’s Administrator of the Year award 2005.

Her research has appeared in scholarly journals including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Policy, and Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, of which she served a three year term as the Journal’s Associate Editor.  She has served as the past Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the national American Marketing Association and served on the Advisory Council to the U.S Census Bureau.

Her recent consulting clients include the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Anheuser-Busch Companies, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Federal Trade Commission and Hewlett Packard.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.