Dr. Debra Sabia is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia Southern University. She received her B. S. degree in American History from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.
Dr, Sabia has published numerous articles on U. S. foreign policy, Latin American politics, religion and revolution in Latin America. She is the author of Contradiction and Conflict: The Popular Church in Nicaragua, published by the University of Alabama Press, 1997.
Dr. Sabia has traveled, studied, and researched in Central America, South America, Mexico, and Cuba and has served as a Rotarian Scholar to the country of Ecuador. Her active professional service has been dedicated to developing international educational opportunities for university system students and faculty. Throughout her career she has combined scholarship with local, state, national, and international activism, including serving as an official United Nations elections monitor in the countries of Nicaragua and El Salvador. Since 1996, she have been actively involved with the Hispanic community in Southeast Georgia and is the founder and director of the Center for Latino Outreach and Research Services at Georgia Southern University.
Dr. Sabia was recognized as Professor of the Year, has received Georgia Southern's Award for Teaching Excellence, and most recently served as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Veracruz in Mexico, during the 2001-02 academic year.