Dr. Deborah Thomas

Associate Professor of Computer Science




  • Ph.D. University of Notre Dame (Indiana)
  • M.S. Computer Science & Engineering – University of Notre Dame
  • B.S. Computer Science – Bethel University (St. Paul, Minn.)


Dr. Thomas comes to Corban University from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she served for nine years as Assistant Professor of Computer Science. There, she played a key role in starting the Mathematics and Data Science program. She was the faculty advisor for the MUDAC competition teams and the ACM student chapter at Bethel. Her research focused on student success and retention at Bethel University. Previously, she taught at Eastern Oregon University in the department of Computer Science and Multimedia and worked with students on object size estimation using multiple images.


“My interests include watching Notre Dame football, sewing, doing jigsaw puzzles, and enjoying the outdoors.”


Why Corban

“My vision for the program at Corban is to give students another career path to explore. Just as it is important to have Christians in fields like nursing and teaching, it is equally important to have programmers and developers who are Christians being a light in corporate settings.”