Susan Patterson

Associate Professor, Director, Individually Designed PhD Specialization

Associate Professor Susan Patterson

Susan joined the Lesley faculty in 2010. Having been described as an "unapologetic evangelical for the cause of technology in schools," her focus remains on working with classroom teachers on appropriate technology integration. Susan started her professional career as a middle and high school teacher of history and economics. She lived and worked abroad for 10 years in Israel, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic.

In addition to her work in STEM programs, Susan is director of the PhD in Educational Studies: Individually Designed Specialization.

Susan weighs in on ways to prevent bullying in schools.


PhD, University of Alabama

Selected Publications

Patterson, S., Bogad, L., Cook, J., Darcy, M., Johnson, J., Tillotson, M. (2008). Finding Our Way as WAC-y Women: Writing Practice & Other Collegial Endeavors. Across the Disciplines 4(1)
Patterson, S, Shaver, K. & Wright, V. (2002) Public School & University Partnerships: Problems and Possibilities. The Electronic Journal for the Integration of Technology in Education. 1 (1).

Selected Presentations

Where’s My Chalk? Reaching & Teaching Digital Natives, Promising Practices Conference, Rhode Island College, 2008
If They Build It … Using Constructivist Technology Tools in the Classroom, Promising Practices Conference, Rhode Island College, 2007
Using Blogs & Wikis in the K-16 Classroom (with Pete Adamy), A Taste of Technology Conference (RITER Project), Warwick, RI 2007