Senior Scholar, Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons; Director, LEAP States Initiative, AAC&U
Susan Albertine is a senior scholar in the Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons at AAC&U. She has directed the LEAP States Initiative since 2008 and leads the Faculty Collaboratives project. She served as vice president of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at AAC&U (2010-2016). In that role, she provided leadership for programs and activities related to college readiness and student success, and for the Making Excellence Inclusive initiative.
Albertine received her BA in English from Cornell University, her MA in English from SUNY Cortland, and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago. She was active in AAC&U before joining the association, serving as co-leader of the Educated Citizen and Public Health initiative, a collaborative project co-sponsored by AAC&U and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, and other organizations. She was dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of English at the College of New Jersey from 2002 to 2008. Previously, she served as vice provost for undergraduate studies, Temple University, and assistant to the provost, University of Pennsylvania. She has held faculty positions at the University of North Florida, St. Olaf College, and Susquehanna University, where she was chair of the Department of English. Her scholarship in American literature of the late 19th century led to research and an array of publications on women’s work in print culture and on businesswomen’s careers (in fiction and history) during the growth phase of industrialization in the U.S. Her work in public health emphasizes the contributions of the liberal arts and liberal education to public health and global health education.
A former public school teacher, Albertine has been nationally active to advance pre-school through college alignment, working with the Education Trust and the American Diploma Project. Her board service has included the Camden Academy Charter High School in Camden, New Jersey; the Advisory Board for the Delaware Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity—Faculty Study, University of Delaware; the Art Sanctuary, an African-American arts and letters organization based in Philadelphia; the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences. Albertine is a member of the Advisory Board, National Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.