As a writer, Deborah is the editor of the forthcoming Handbook of Diversity Management (Rowman & Littlefield; Half Dozen Publications) and author of Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relations through Friendships (Pilgrim Press; Half Dozen Publications) which received the publisher’s Mayflower Award for best publication in the category of Church and Society. She has also authored several book chapters and published numerous journal articles to the professional community on patterns of adult cross-racial friendships, racial identity development and managing diverse work environments.

In addition, Deborah has authored two fiction novels and has been a contributor for the Huffington Post since 2009.  Her most recent publications are Advancing Inclusion: A Guide for Effective Diversity Council and Employee Resource Group Membership (Half Dozen Publications) and an essay “The Girl from the Ghetto,” published in the anthology All the Women in My Family Sing: Women Write the World: Essays on Equality, Justice, and Freedom (NBTT Publications). Her forthcoming book, Some of My Friends AreDaunting Challenges and Untapped Benefits of Cross-Racial Friendships will be published in January 2019 by Beacon Press.