Deborah Zipnick J.D.

SCHOOL OF Arts and Sciences

Deborah Zipnick, J.D.

Tutorial Assistant Professor of Humanities & Social Sciences



Deborah Zipnick J.D.



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 fiancé 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. 


  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences


J.D. in Law

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA

MMC in Mass Communications

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Applied Project: “Parental Monitoring of Children's Television Viewing

BA in Broadcasting, with Honors

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Areas of Concentration: Telecommunication Management, English

Scholarly Activities

Member of State Bar of Arizona

Member of American Association of University Women

Professional Experiences

Council Attorney

Arizona Legislative Council, Phoenix, AZ

Legislative Research Analyst, Education Committee

Arizona House of Representatives, Phoenix, AZ

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