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Debbie Creamer

Debbie Creamer joined the staff of The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) at the beginning of the 2013–2014 academic year as director, accreditation and institutional evaluation. Her work includes facilitating accrediting reviews, providing education and support to member schools about the process of accreditation, and providing staff support to the work of the Board of Commissioners of the ATS Commission on Accrediting. Prior to coming to ATS, Creamer served at Iliff School of Theology, beginning in 1997 as a member of the library staff, becoming a faculty member in 2005, then director of the library, associate dean for academic affairs in 2009, and interim dean and vice president for academic affairs for the 2012–2013 academic year. Creamer is the author of Disability and Christian Theology: Embodied Limits and Constructive Possibilities (2009), a book that encourages thought in new ways about categories like ability and disability. The author of a number of articles on disability theology, she is a frequent speaker on issues of disability and religion for churches and other local and national groups. She is also a former cochair and founding member of the Religion and Disability Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion. While at Iliff, she was deeply involved in preparing that school’s self-study reports and has served on a number of accreditation visiting teams for ATS. She holds an MDiv from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, an MLIS from the University of Denver, a PhD from Iliff School of Theology and University of Denver Joint PhD Program.