Deborah Waggett

Professor, Multidisciplinary Studies Program Coordinator

Primary: (802) 468-1222
Fax: (802) 468-6086
Stafford Academic Center
Room 127
251 South Street


Deb began her teaching career in 1987 six days after being honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps. After spending 10 years in Southern California teaching in minority majority schools, she enrolled in a doctoral program in Secondary Science Education. This provided the opportunity to teach at the college level and she has been at Castleton University since 1999. The opportunities provided by the University include returning to graduate school to pursue a M.S. in Paleontology, specifically Pleistocene megafauna. After living on both coasts, Deb proudly calls Vermont her home and is honored to be part of the faculty at Castleton working with the best students on the planet.


Ph.D., The University of Iowa
B.S., Albright College


  • PT3 Professional Development Coordinator. Department of Education grant of $3.4m to study the effectiveness of electronic portfolios in teacher education programs.
  • M.A. in Science Education. Developed new master's program with representatives across the Vermont State Colleges and coordinator at Castleton.
  • Co-director for the M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction for the Scholar-Practitioner Program. Multidisciplinary Studies Committee chair and program coordinator. Promotion to Professor, 2013