Faculty Profile


Debra L. Berke

Associate Professor/Director

Coll of Soc & Beh Sciences

Phone: (302) 356-6760

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Delaware


I am a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Art degree in Sociology and a Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I also have a Ph.D. in Family Studies from the University of Delaware. Prior to coming to Wilmington University I taught family studies and women’s studies at Messiah College for 15 years. I also directed the Gender Studies Project at Messiah College. I have been a consultant for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and the State of Delaware. I have served as Chair of the Family Policy Section of the National Council on Family Relations as well as President of the Family Science Association. I currently am Chair for the Education and Enrichment Section of the National Council on Family Relations and Past Board President for ContactLifeline. I am a Certified Family Life Educator and the Director of Psychology Programs at Wilmington University. I live with my husband and two cats.