University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Ph.D. Educational Studies

University of South Dakota, M.B.A. in Business Administration

Dakota State College, B.S. in Business Administration and English


Debora Dragseth began teaching at Dickinson State University in 1989.  She is a tenured professor of business, the former Director of Dickinson State University’s Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership program and the former Chair of the Department of Business and Management.  Dr. Dragseth is an active speaker and writer.  She has received national first place awards for web writing as well as business journalism.  Her work on outmigration has been cited in both Forbes and Newsweek magazines.  Dr. Dragseth has been given Dickinson State University’s highest faculty award, the Distinguished Teacher of the Year.  She was the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce’s Teacher of the Year and was named the University’s Innovative Teacher of the Year.  She has also been named the student-elected Outstanding Faculty. Dragseth was the president of the state wide Council of College Faculties from 2017-2019. She is currently the faculty representative on the State Board of Higher Education.