Deborah Sullivan-Trainor

Job Title

  • Associate Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Emerita
    General Education College of Arts and Sciences


I came to Bethel to teach French and to serve as the chair of the modern world languages department. I moved into administration in 2005 overseeing advising, the catalog, general education, and faculty development. In 2014, I was named Vice President and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In this position, I work with a great team of deans and program directors and oversee all aspects of academics, including the curriculum, the faculty, advising, student academic support, career development and calling, and the BUILD program.

Started at Bethel



  • Texas Tech University - B.A. , 1977
  • Texas Tech University - M.A., 1984
  • University of California - Ph.D., 1994