Dr. Deb Carlson Takes Over as Head of Nebraska Methodist College

Effective Aug. 1, Dr. Deb Carlson is now president and CEO of Nebraska Methodist College (www.methodistcollege.edu). The NMC Board of Directors unanimously selected her in January to succeed Dr. Dennis Joslin, who retired on July 31 after a total of 41 years at the college.

Carlson has been with NMC since 2004 and has served as a faculty member in the Arts and Science division, president of the Faculty Senate, director of the Office of Institutional Research, vice president of operations and, for the past three years, executive vice president. She is the first female president of the college since its founding in 1891 and the third since it became a degree-granting institution in 1985.

Prior to joining NMC, Carlson was a research professor at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in the Educational Psychology program and the Center for Instructional Innovation. She started her career teaching at Wayne State College, where she received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology and sociology. She also holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Nebraska Methodist College – the Josie Harper Campus, based in Omaha, has been teaching the meaning of care for 125 years and counting. An affiliate of Methodist Health System, NMC offers certificate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees both on campus and online. Nebraska Methodist College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.