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Deborah Harley-McClaskey East Tennessee State University, USA

Deborah Harley-McClaskey, Ed. D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at East Tennessee State University. For more than 30 years, she has led university departments, and served on boards of nonprofits, as well as directed service-learning coalitions and community leadership programs. For the last 15 years she developed, coordinated, and taught in the Interdisciplinary Minor in Leadership at ETSU. She infused leadership into the undergraduate curriculum in the College of Education. She taught in the Human Services program and developed courses for the Tennessee Regents Degree graduate program in Strategic Leadership. Her research interests include leadership assessments and the development and outcomes of youth leadership programs. She provides leadership training for many nonprofits in the surrounding community. She is a leadership consultant for Pal’s Business Excellence Institute as well as the FranklinCovey Organization -- designing leadership learning experiences for local, national, and international organizations, training leadership teams as well as employee groups. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis from ETSU and masters and bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Florida.