Susan Iverson

Professor & Director of Doctoral Program | (she/her)


O'Byrne Chapel, ELI 11A

Susan V. Iverson is Professor of Higher Education Leadership. Dr. Iverson has held several faculty and administrative positions at various colleges and universities, including as tenured faculty at Kent State University for 10 years where she was also an affiliated faculty member with both the Women’s Studies and LGBT Studies Programs. Iverson earned her doctorate in higher educational leadership, with a concentration in women’s studies, from the University of Maine, where she also served as adjunct faculty in both Higher Educational Leadership and Women's Studies; and worked as Associate Director of Safe Campus Project, a federally grant-funded initiative to address interpersonal violence on campus. Prior to becoming faculty, Iverson worked in student affairs administration for more than ten years in Massachusetts and Virginia. Iverson's research interests include: equity and diversity, status of women in higher education, feminist pedagogy, and the role of policy (e.g., sexual violence) in shaping perceptions and culture. She has two co-edited volumes: Feminist community engagement: Achieving praxis (Palgrave, 2014) and Reconstructing policy analysis in higher education: Feminist poststructural perspectives (Routledge 2010).

Higher Education Leadership, Ed.D., University of Maine
Master of Arts, Boston College
Master of Education, Bridgewater State College
Bachelor of Arts, Keene State College
Research and Scholarship Award, for commitment to women’s issues. (2011). American College Personnel Association, Standing Committee for Women.  
Cultural Diversity Award. (2010, January). Presented by Ohio College Personnel Association.    
Professional of the Year. (2009). American College Personnel Association, MultiRacial Network.     
Outstanding Dissertation Award, presented by American Educational Research Association, Division J (Postsecondary Education), Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2006.