University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Susan Wyckoff

Adjunct Lecturer - Higher Education Leadership Graduate Certificate Program

B.S. University of Rhode Island 1973
M.Ed. Keene State College 1985
Ph.D. University of New Hampshire 1996

Professional Interests
Dr. Wyckoff has an extensive background in higher education administration, particularly in the areas of academic policy development and implementation, faculty development, curriculum development, and program review/assessment activities. Her 30 year career in higher education has encompassed a variety of institutional areas including admissions, adult and continuing education, and academic affairs as a faculty member, department chair, dean and academic vice president.  Throughout her career she has demonstrated a breadth and depth of knowledge of higher education, focusing on evolving challenges and opportunities in the field, both regionally and nationally.

With significant teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels (working with both traditional students and adult learners, teaching in face to face, hybrid and fully online formats), Dr. Wyckoff presents nationally on topics of teaching and learning related to developing integrated course designs and assessments to enhance student learning.  She consults frequently with colleges and universities on a variety of issues related to institutional effectiveness in higher education, with emphasis on faculty development and evaluation systems, student satisfaction, success and retention.     

Dr. Wyckoff serves as Program Director for the Certificate in College Teaching offered by the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).  Additionally, she serves on the Board of the New England Faculty Development Consortium, the AVID Postsecondary Board for Higher Education, and is immediate Past Chair of the Massachusetts ACE Network of Women Leaders in Higher Education.


EDUC 692R - Introduction to College Teaching
EDUC 689 - The Academic Profession
EDUC 674 - Leading Higher Education