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Susan Carson


Office Address: 463 C DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6490


  • Ph.D., Union Institute
  • M.A., Antioch West
  • B.A., Antioch West

Scholarly Interests:

  • Peace Education
  • Equitable Education with an Emphasis on the Role of Women and Girls
  • Service Learning
  • Inter-culturalism in Education
  • Principles and Practices of Caring Communities
  • Human Rights Education
  • Intersections Between Education and Community Sustainability
  • Socio-Economics and Education

Academic/Professional Activities:

  • 2010 U.S. Fulbright Senior Research Scholar Recipient
  • Researched Principles and Practices of Caring Communities: Women's Participation in the Public Spheres of Education in Contemporary India
  • Designed curriculum and experiential learning in model for instructional delivery, blending theory and practice
  • Connected preparation of pre-service teachers more closely with the actual school experiences of pre-K-middle school students
  • How caring practices are identified, developed and integrated into pre-service teacher education curriculum

Teaching Areas:

       Undergraduate Courses:

  • Diversity in Education
  • Introduction to Education
  • Diverse Perspectives in Education
  • Organizing and Managing Classroom Environments

        Graduate Courses:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Social and Cultural Foundations
  • Survey of Urban Education, Teaching the At-Risk Student

Additional Information:

  • Fulbright Alumni Global Community
  • International Campaign for Tibet
  • Research Education and Public Policy
  • Peace and Justice Studies Association
  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Kent School Services Network Initiative