Dr. Debra Johnson-Cortesi

Senior Instructional Designer & Professor


Dr. Debra Johnson-Cortesi is a Professor and Senior Instructional Designer at Capital. She has two M.A. degrees with specializations in worship, spiritual formation, small group ministry, and a Ph.D. in leadership with an emphasis in online education. Her prior work experience includes leadership roles in music, worship, spiritual formation, communications, small groups, child and adult ministries in three churches and one para church organization. Debra is married to Tony and they live in Chicago with their beloved animals. She is passionate about education and helping each student grow in their relationship to Jesus.