Department of English Language and Literature

Deborah Coulter-Harris

Deborah Coulter-HarrisSenior Lecturer, Composition Program
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Deborah Coulter-Harris (PhD, University of Toledo, 1995) was awarded University of Toledo's Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2012. Deborah has had a diverse professional life: she acted at the Abbey and Gate theaters in Dublin, Ireland; wrote and performed a weekly radio show for RTE in Ireland; worked as speechwriter for the CEO of Mostek Corporation in Dallas; served as Russian linguist in the United States Army; taught at colleges and universities in Greece, Ohio, New York, and Philadelphia, and, served as Middle East Political Analyst at Central Intelligence Agency where she won five Exceptional Performance Awards for her analytic writing tradecraft. Deborah's first poetry collection, The Dirt Road, was published in Dublin, Ireland. Deborah's verse play, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, is published in her first major collection of poetry and plays, Stone Keeper, A Collection of Poetry and Plays, by Linus Publications, Inc. in August, 2008. Linus Publications, Inc. also published her first book on writing, Writers Crossing Boundaries: Writing the Real World in August, 2008. Her new academic, non-fiction book, The Queen of Sheba: Legend, Literature and Lore was published by McFarland Publishers in January, 2013. Her latest academic book entitled, Chasing Immortality in World Religions, was published by McFarland Publishers in 2016. Deborah’s two plays, Sheba Rules and Charmed Like a Snake, I’m Sure were recently performed at the Toledo Rep Theatre, where she also taught acting classes and was a member of the Board of Trustees. Deborah's interests include international politics, Middle East studies, British Literature, world religions, theater, archaeology, environmental issues, and Ancient History. Deborah is keen on connecting global issues to composition studies. Deborah has also coordinated the Shapiro Essay Revision contest for 10 years, and chaired the Shapiro Advisory Committee and the Professional Technical Writing Committee for several years. Deborah also has an Honors Diploma in Russian from the Defense Language Institute, and is a graduate of the Sherman Kent School of Analysis, Career Analyst Program at CIA. Deborah is a member of CAL Council and the Faculty Senate.

Last Updated: 6/27/22