Dr. Deborah Zornes

Dr. Deborah Zornes

Director of Research Services

Dr. Deborah Zornes has been with Royal Roads University since 2006. Prior to that, Deborah was the Manager of Research Services at Athabasca University for 15 years.

In her capacity as Director, she is responsible for both the strategic and operational directions of research at the university, working with faculty to find research opportunities, assisting in the development and submission of proposals, and the management and reporting of research activities. Deborah holds a PhD from UVic. Her research interests focus in two areas: 1) the impact of corporatization on the university and the research undertaken/supported and what this means for the role of the university in society; and 2) on the evaluation and measurement of research effectiveness, impact, and outcomes. Deborah’s teaching areas include research methods, and communication for learning.