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Office Associate Sociology dschaben2@unl.edu 402-472-3631 711 Oldfather Hall

Deborah Schaben with group of people on rocky ledge overlooking a lake

Curriculum Vita

I am currently the office associate for the Sociology Department. I am the troubleshooter for when ITS isn't immediately available, organizer of people, and overly cheerful greeter for the department.

I have an undergraduate degree from UNL in Journalism.  I have two masters of Arts from Webster University: School Counseling and Security Management/Business Asset Protection.

I recently helped design, implement, and complete the Sociology of Pilgrimage course this past summer through Education Abroad. Through a team effort with two sociology faculty, I led 15 students along the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

I have over 18 years of experience working for Walt Disney World in Florida. I had many different roles over the years but one of the longest was as a Plain Clothes Officer (and Loss Prevention Specialist) for the Security investigations Department.  My specialties were counter-terrorism, surveillance and counter-surveillance, retail theft operative, and emergency first responder.

I also have over 5 years of teaching experience in college settings. Courses taught included: Principles of Sociology, General Psychology, Social Psychology, Principles of Adult Learning, Strategies for Success, and many other general studies courses.