Deb Doetzer - Columbia College Chicago

Deb Doetzer

Adjunct Professor of Instruction


Deb Doetzer, adjunct faculty in the Communication Department (Radio Concentration), teaches Voiceover 1 and Voiceover for Narration and the J-Term class Audiobook Narration, is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. She is represented exclusively by Stewart Talent in Chicago and New York and has an extensive list of voice-over credits to her name: national and regional radio and television campaigns for Skittles, Serta, Samsung, State Farm, SC Johnson, McDonald’s, Kraft, Breakstone, to mention a few. Most recently, and a highlight of her career, Deb played Gwendolyn Clawthorne on Disney's animated series The Owl House. She has been an SC Johnson Scrubbing Bubble, a super hot warrior woman on the game Dao Feng: Fist of the Lotus, a talking cashew for Fisher Nuts, a ditzy penguin on an animated short for SeaWorld and her voice has been heard on many an interactive VTech toy. She’s also on the interactive games Red Faction (PA Announcer), Watch Dogs (various) and Injustice: Gods Among Us as the Narrator. She has also been the voice of EMMI for healthcare advocate Walters Kluwer for almost two decades. Deb is also an accomplished stage actress and improv and sketch comedian performing on stages in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, Key West and many small towns and cities throughout the country.

Emerson College, 1983-1985

UMass/Boston B.A. English Literature and Theater Arts, 1988

Nominated as a Teacher of Excellence at Columbia in 2010.

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Creative Practice and Research Interests

Working professional for over 3 decades with many commercials, industrials, interactive games, animation, IVR and other related voice work to her credit. Created the Voiceover Program at The Second City Training Center. Judges the SOVAS Voice Arts Awards yearly. Has cast and directed many voiceover projects, most notably in collaboration with Northwestern's Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing on their SMART app for gay, bi and trans teens using exclusively Columbia College voice talent.


B.A., Theatre Arts University of Massachusetts Boston 1988