Dr. Debra Cumberland
PhD University of Nebraska-Lincoln
A native Iowan, Deb Cumberland received her B.A. from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While she teaches a variety of courses at Winona State, her primary interests include creative nonfiction and Victorian literature. Deb has edited two essay collections: Siblings and Autism: Stories Spanning Generations and Cultures (2010), which she co-edited with Bruce Mills, and an edition on Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark, published by Rodopi Press (2010). Siblings and Autism was inspired by her experiences growing up with a brother with autism, while her collection on Cather springs out of a life-long interest in the works of the Nebraska author. Deb has also published several short stories in various journals as well as numerous scholarly articles.
In her spare time, Deb enjoys gardening, hiking and going for long walks with her poodle, Abby.