Debbie Berhó

Debbie Berhó, PhD

Professor of Spanish

Chair, Department of World Languages and Applied Linguistics


The university welcomed the return of Debbie Berhó in 2019 to serve as a professor of Spanish and as chair of the world languages and applied linguistics department.

Prior to her return to George Fox, where she worked from 1997 to 2016, she provided program evaluation for several Council for Christian Colleges & Universities member institutions and worked locally as a Spanish interpreter and translator for the health care and agricultural industries.

Previously, she taught Spanish at George Fox and, toward the end of her tenure, served as chair of the Department of World Languages, Sociology and Cultural Studies (2014-16). Debbie also worked as program director of the Latin American Studies Program with the CCCU in San Jose, Costa Rica, in 2016-17.

Debbie earned a PhD in Latin American studies (1998) as well as a master’s degree in the same discipline (1995) from the Latin American Institute at the University of New Mexico. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Northwest Nazarene University (1988).

Debbie lives in Newberg with her husband of more than 30 years, Benoit Berhó, a George Fox MBA and doctor of education program alumnus. She has three grown children and two grandchildren and attends River Street Church of God in Newberg.


PhD, Latin American Institute at the University of New Mexico
MA, Latin American Institute at the University of New Mexico
BA, Northwest Nazarene University