Debbie Harrell came to Salem in 1984 after graduating from North Carolina State University and spending two years teaching at Wake Forest University, her alma mater. Her interests lie in the areas of applied mathematics such as Differential Equations and Secondary Mathematics Education. For a number of years she assisted the Education Department at Salem by teaching the Mathematics Methods in Secondary Education course. She has been actively involved in The Governor’s Schools of North Carolina, teaching there for 20+ years and being a member of the selection committee for the last 10 years. During January Term she has led student trips to various countries in Eastern and Western Europe and two trips to the Gulf region of the US to aid in clean-up after Hurricane Katrina. In her spare time she enjoys cycling travelling.