22 in ’22: Debra Chapman

Meet the Alabama women propelling the tech scene

Debra Chapman is known for her interest in the recruitment and retention of women to STEM fields such as computing. She is the associate dean and the director of graduate studies for the University of South Alabama’s School of Computing. Her research interests include STEM education and the recruitment of more women in computing and other STEM fields. She also has been a faculty adviser to the School of Computing’s Jaguar Women in Technology student organization. Chapman earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education and social studies from the University of Southern Mississippi, her master’s in computer information sciences from the University of South Alabama, and her doctorate in instructional technology from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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