Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Basic Science Administration

Staff Spotlight

Get to know the staff of BSA

Meet the staff that support the basic science academic departments and affiliated centers.

Debbie Fair

Financial Administrator 2

Office: Ward 8-292
Phone: 312-503-0806

What is your educational background?

I have an Associate Degree in Business Administration with Hospitality.

Tell us about your professional background.

I have 30 years of experience in administrative management. I have worked at Northwestern University for 20 years, first as an Accounting Assistant in the Molecular Biology Department, next as a Financial Assistant then Accounting Supervisor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. Currently, I am Financial Administrator 2 in the Basic Science Administration.

What is your role in the Basic Science Administration?

I support the financial operations of the Basic Science Administration and I ensure the efficient, effective, and compliant completion of tasks related to the budget, payroll, financial transactions, and processing of statements and reports.

What is your favorite part of the job?

I enjoy assisting the faculty, students and staff with NU Travel Policy and Purchasing questions and how to process a request in an area they may not know where to find the resources. Thanks to my years of experience here at NU, this is a strong ability I have and usually have no problem finding the answers for the faculty.

What are your hobbies/extra-curricular interests?

I enjoy reading. I am the President of a book club, Dedicated Sistah Book Club, established in 2004. I also enjoy walking, something I’ve made a happen of doing here at NU on the track across from the Ward building.