Debra Bourdeau

Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences; Associate Dean, Student Success and Academics; Interim Department Chair, Humanities & Communication
Department of Humanities & Communication
College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Interdisciplinary Humanities

STEM and Humanities

18th- and 19th-century British Literature and Culture

Digital Humanities

Debra Bourdeau

Dr. Bourdeau is Associate Dean and Associate Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. She previously served as Department Chair of Humanities and Communication and Director of Academics for Worldwide’s Atlanta Campus. She has been with Embry-Riddle since 2000.

Dr. Bourdeau’s areas of research specialization include 17th, 18th, 19th-century British literature and culture. She also has a strong interest in digital humanities. Dr. Bourdeau focuses on the intersection of visual art and written text as seen in artists/writers such as William Blake and William Hogarth. 

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in English, University of Georgia
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Management: General Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in English, Kennesaw State University

  • HUMN 333: Fiction Film PopCultr Rep Math
  • RSCH 395: Supervised STEM Rsch Ind Study

ENGL 106: Introduction to Composition

ENGL 123: English Composition

ENGL 143: Studies in Rhetorical Theory

ENGL 221: Technical Report Writing

HUMN 142: Studies in Literature

HUMN 300: World Literature

HUMN 310: American Literature

HUMN 330: Values and Ethics

HUMN 333: How Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture Represent Science and Mathematics

RSCH 202: Introduction to Research Methods

SPCH 219: Speech

Bourdeau, D. & Kraft, E, (Eds.). (2007). On second thought: Updating the eighteenth-century text. Delaware: University of Delaware Press.

Rister, A. & Bourdeau, D. (2021). Collaborative writing and presenting: A course template for teaching students how to collaborate on communication projects across all classroom modalities. Communication Teacher.

Bourdeau, D. & Wood, B. (2021, January) Humanistic STEM: From concept to course. Journal of Humanistic Mathematics 11(1), 32-52.

Bourdeau, D. & Wood, B. (2019). What is Humanistic STEM and why do we need it? Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, 9 (1), 205-216.

Member, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Member, Northeast Modern Language Association

Member, National Numeracy Network

Councilor, Arts and Humanities, Council on Undergraduate Research

Provost's Award for High-Performing Research Faculty (2019)