Deborah Zipnick, JD

Deborah Zipnick, JD

Tutorial Assistant Professor of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact

P (310) 658-2222

Deborah Zipnick
Bio

Originally from New York, Deborah Zipnick moved to Phoenix to attend Arizona State University where she earned a Master's degree in the field of Mass Communication. She worked at a radio station for a few years before attending Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, to complete the degree of Juris Doctor. Deborah became an attorney in 1996 and worked at the Arizona Legislature before becoming an educator. She has taught online since 2004, and prefers teaching to practicing law because it allows her more free time to spend with her family and enjoy life. Deborah has a wonderful fiancĂ© and two lovely daughters. She enjoys running, meditation and all types of music and dance.  Her research interests include:  communication as a pathway to conflict management and resolution; balance of power in relationships; nonverbal expression; effective listening; extemporaneous argumentation; perception and political discourse; critical thinking and analysis of persuasive messages. 

Discipline

Interdisciplinary: Humanities & Social Sciences

Education

1996

JD in Law

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA

1993

MMC in Mass Communication

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Applied Project: “Parental Monitoring of Children’s Television Viewing”

1989

BA Honors in Broadcasting

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Areas of Concentration: Telecommunication Management, English

Professional Experience

1998

Council Attorney

Arizona Legislative Council, Phoenix, AZ

1997

Legislative Research Analyst – Education Committee

Arizona House of Representatives, Phoenix, AZ