A career-long advocate for literacy, Dr. Susan Albertine came into the middle- and high-school remedial classroom through the alternative school movement.
She received her BA from Cornell University, her MA from SUNY Cortland, and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, all in English literature.
As a graduate student, she taught simultaneously at Chicago State University and the University of Chicago—and got her first glimpse of a profound social obligation to bring the highest quality college learning to the students least likely to have that experience.
She went on to teach English and composition at St. Olaf College and then Susquehanna University, where she became English department chair. Later she served as Vice Provost at Temple University, where she began her national work in higher education reform.
In 2002 she became Professor of English and Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of New Jersey, where she served until joining AAC&U in 2008 as senior director of the LEAP States Initiative (see http://www.aacu.org/leap/states.cfm).
In 2010, Albertine became vice president, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, at AAC&U, serving until March 2016, when she became Senior Scholar at AAC&U. She continues to direct the LEAP partner state initiatives and global partnerships for liberal education that use the LEAP framework. Albertine is the lead AAC&U staff member in the partnership with the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success (thechangingfaculty.org).
The views and opinions I express in this eportfolio are my own and do not necessarily represent or reflect the viewpoints and positions of AAC&U. --Susan Albertine