Deborah A. Fredericks

Dr. Fredericks is the Associate Dean of Continuing Education & Learning Outcomes Assessment in Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her responsibilities encompass College Learning Outcomes Assessment for Middle States accreditation and the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) certification. She coordinates non-credit programs in Executive Leadership for First Responders and Healthcare Administrators as well as the Center of Excellence: Leadership, Governance and Philanthropy for the nonprofit community.

Since 1990, she has been an adjunct professor for Fairleigh Dickinson University's School of Administrative Science Master of Administrative Science (M.A.S) & Public Administration Institute Master of Public Administration (M.P.A) programs, teaching leadership & management courses. She is also a CORE instructor for FDU's Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies (B.A.I.S) program. In 2003, she designed and implemented an 18-credit undergraduate Certificate in Health & Human Services Administration within the B.A.I.S. program and an 18-credit graduate Certificate in Global Health & Human Services Administration within the M.A.S Program which is offered at six major medical centers including Saint Barnabas Healthcare System, Atlantic Health System, Holy Name Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center.

Dr. Fredericks is the former Director of the Bergen County Department of Human Services, which includes the offices and divisions of Alternatives to Domestic Violence, Office for Children, Family Guidance, Disability Services, Community Transportation, Planning and Program Development and Veterans Services. The Department of Human Services has 375 employees & a $34Mil annual budget. She served on the Bergen County Terrorism Task Force and was Co-Vice Chair of the New Jersey Human Services Directors' Association. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees for Bergen's Promise, a non-profit care management organization serving children of Bergen County.

Dr. Fredericks worked with the Department of Human Services for eleven years, seven of which she served as Assistant Director. Her tenure with the County of Bergen spanned nearly 29 years where she held various technical, managerial and leadership positions in Public Works, Public Information, Public Safety, and Human Services. She also served for three years as Director of the Safe Housing & Transportation Program a $1Mil state funded crime prevention initiative for senior citizens.

Dr. Fredericks earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Communications from Ramapo College, a Master of Business Administration for Executives from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Certified Public Manager (CPM) designation from the State of New Jersey through Rutgers University and the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation from the College for Financial Planning. She earned a Ph.D. in Leadership & Change at Antioch University. She is also a member of the United Nations Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Committee on Rights of the Child and FDU's Center for Excellence Advisory Board.


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