Susan brings her enthusiasm for teaching ESL to Eastern. She began her career teaching EFL in Brittany, France where she instructed in diverse learning environments. This included preparing vocational students in electricity for BacPro and BP, and BEP diplomas, contributing to flight safety as a local coordinator for civil aviation and instructing ESP at the CIEL in Brest, France.
After almost a decade in France, she returned to the United States, where she has been a post-secondary educator at the community college and university level, teaching all language skills in ESL, including developmental writing, online writing instruction and supervising a writing center dedicated to L2 writing.
Her interest in writing has led to the publication and presentations for MITESOL and other professional organizations since 2002 of her master’s thesis, action research articles about reading and writing and her award-winning children's chapter book. She is dedicated to creating a dynamic learning environment and has been recognized for her achievement with the Nolan Award for Excellence from Madonna University, and for her contributions to student success at Oakland Community College as a finalist for Outstanding Teaching – Adjunct Instructor. She is delighted to join the team at EMU and contribute to student success in the classroom and beyond.