n BSHE, University of Georgia Athens, Ga. 1974 Major: Home Economics/Interior Design
n M.Ed. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 1983
n Post Graduate Certificate, George Washington University, Appraisal Studies, 1998.
n 1997-present. Deborah Abernethy, Appraiser. Appraisals for insurance, estate, claims, and donation.
n 1994-2001. Simply Kitchens, Inc. /Deborah Abernethy Designs.
n 1981-1993 (full-time) –1999 (part-time) Corporate Career Consultants. Owner, manager, researcher, recruiter.
n 1974-1980. High School Teacher.
International Society of Appraisers, Accredited and Certified member. Instructor for appraisers in Distance Education Program. 2006-2009. President of GA Chapter 2008-2009. V-President 2006-2007. 2010-2013.
George Washington University, Washington, D. C. Certificate Program in Antiques and Decorative Art, Completed. June 1998. Specialty courses included:
-Appraising Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera
-Oriental Ivory, Glass, & Hard Stones
-18th & 19th Century French Furniture
-Tribal & Village Rugs of the Persian Revival Period
-Furniture, Painting, and Works on Paper Conservation at the Smithsonian
-Japanese Woodblock Prints
-Study Abroad- G W U & Sotheby’s Instructors in London, Summer 1997. Furniture, Decorative Arts including Porcelain (inc. Oriental), and Art.
American Society of Appraisers, George Washington University. Introduction to Personal Property Valuation, Methodology: Research and Analysis, ASA Report Writing, Appraisal Practice and Standards. 1996-1997.
International Society of Appraisers, University of Maryland: Appraisal Principles; Ethics, Report Writing, USPAP, Identification & Authentication; Report Writing. February 1998.
International Society of Appraisers, Univ of Illinois at Naperville. Advanced Report Writing, 2010.
Appraisers Association of America: Deceit, Deception, and Discovery at Winterthur, Wilmington, Delaware. August 1998.
ASA Personal Property Conference, Charleston, S.C., October 10-13, 1998. Regional Aspects of Furniture and the Decorative Arts.
International Society of Appraisers, University of Maryland: Specialty Course 201; Antiques and Residential Contents, 1999. Ten days of intensive review sessions and successful completion of testing.
USPAP: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, 1999. 2 day course and testing. Updated course, 2008 and 2011. USPAP Certified under 2012 requirements.
ASA Personal Property Conference, Washington, D. C. October 5-7, 2000, on Understanding Textiles: Connoisseurship, Conservation, and Valuation
ASA Personal Property Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL. March 2001, Oriental Rugs.
ISA Course 301 Expert Witness – Purpose is to train appraisers to be effective, never to advocate, always tell the truth, and assist the court in understanding our information. July 2001.
Docent Program, Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 2001-present. Attend lectures monthly and give specialty tours of the museum.
Henry Green Decorative Arts Symposium, University of Georgia. 2 day event on Regional Decorative Arts. January 2002, January 2004, January 2006, January 2008, February 2010, and February 2012.
ISA Annual Conference and Seminars. Philadelphia, PA. April 2003.
ISA Annual Conference and Seminars. Atlanta, GA. March 2004.
ISA Annual Conference and Seminars. Baltimore, MD. April 2008.
ISA Annual Conference and Seminars. Charleston, SC. March 2009
ISA Annual Conference and Siminars. Nashville, TN. February 2011.
AAA Annual Conference and Seminars. New York, New York. November 2011.
AAA Program: American or English? Old or New? Looking at Furniture. Dr. Philip Zimmerman. February 2012.
ASA Personal Property Conference. New Orleans, LA. May 2012. Regional Aspects of Furniture and Decorative Arts.
Post Graduate Semester-long Courses:
Art History 101, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Art and Architecture from Prehistory to Renaissance. Fall 2001.
Art History 102, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Art and Architecture from Renaissance to Present. Spring 2002.
Art History 392, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Cloth and Power in Africa and the Americas. Spring 2002.
Art History 387/592 Conservation of Cultural Properties, Emory University, Atlanta. Fall 2002
Art History 393. Ancient American Art & Museology. Museum project of planning a future exhibition of newly acquired Andean textiles. Spring 2003
Art History 293. Survey of American Art. Emory University, Atlanta. Fall 2004
Art History 480. Nineteenth Century American Painting, Emory University, Atlanta Spring 2004
Sampler Dames Symposium. Atlanta, GA. May 2001.
Tennessee Furniture Symposium, Frist Center, Nashville, TN. Oct 2003.
MESDA Furniture Program: Fanciful & Functional: The Art & Mystery of Painted Furniture, February 2004.
Booth Museum Symposium of Western Art, October 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011.
Contributing columinist for Southeast Antiquing Magazine 2007-present.
Has made more than a dozen appearances on Atlanta Public Television's series This is Atlanta: Antiques
Experienced at expert testimony for plantiff or defense counsel.