Susan Cusack

Assistant Professor, Dir Lesley STEAM Learning Lab

Faculty Sue Cusack

Sue is the director of the Lesley STEAM Learning Lab (and makerspace). Sue’s work involves designing maker learning experiences and supporting the systemic adoption of the maker mindset; using technology to facilitate and amplify meaningful, inclusive, and culturally responsive learning opportunities; and modeling and advocating for universal design and accessibility. She also teaches technology courses.

In the fall of 2017, Sue was appointed by the Superintendent of Cambridge Public Schools and the City Manager of Cambridge to sit on the Cambridge STEAM Advisory Committee, along with representatives from Harvard, Microsoft, Google, Cambridge Community Foundation, Biogen Foundation, MIT, Harvard, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge Science Festival, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge Innovation Center, and administrators from the Cambridge Public Schools.

She and university professor Martha McKenna were also named members of a consortium to support the development of arts-related activities at The Foundry in Cambridge, a project of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority and Lemelson Center at MIT.

Education: BA, Skidmore College; M.Ed., Emmanuel College

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