- B.A., California State University
- M.A., New York University
- Ph.D., The City University of New York
Debra Wacks earned her doctorate in art history with a certificate in women’s studies from The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York. She has taught at Parsons The New School for Design, The College of Staten Island and Hong Kong Baptist University and has published several articles in Art Journal. Wacks, who has lived in Hong Kong for more than 8 years, is working on a book called: "Subversive Humor: The Performance Art of Hannah Wilke, Eleanor Antin, and Adrian Piper."