Professor Dettmer has taught at Cazenovia College since 1995, and served as Chair of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2006 - 2013, except for the Fall semester of 2012 when she was the faculty advisor in the Cazenovia College program in Canterbury, England. She has spent considerable time overseas, including living and conducting research in Peru, Bolivia, Nepal, and India. She teaches courses related to international human rights, social stratification, and multiculturalism in the United States. She served as the faculty advisor to the Human Rights Club. In addition to her doctorate in Social Science, she has graduate certificates in International Development and United Nations Studies.
As of July 2013, Professor Dettmer was promoted to the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. She is excited to work more closely with the administration and faculty and staff of Academic Affairs in promoting and strengthening the College.