Susan Ambrose

Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Northeastern University
Susan Ambrose

Susan Ambrose is Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Professor of Education at Northeastern University. She earned her Doctorate in history from CMU, and served as Associate Provost for Education, Director of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, and a Teaching Professor in the Department of History at CMU before joining Northeastern in August 2012. She is an internationally recognized expert in college-level teaching and learning and conducts workshops for faculty and consults with administrators throughout the United States and around the world. She is credited with building the international reputation of CMU’s Eberly Center as a center that translates research to practice in the design of curricula, courses and educational experiences.

She is co-author of four books, most recently How Learning Works: Seven Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching, which has been widely praised for integrating fundamental research in the cognitive sciences and practical application. Her research has also focused on faculty satisfaction and women in STEM.

Small Group Coaching Expertise: How learning works; Working with underperforming students; Attracting and/or working with women students; Experiential learning.

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