Susan Pierce

Susan Pierce

Title: Author, Consultant, Retired College President
Company: Susan Resneck Pierce Consulting
Location: Boca Raton, Florida, United States of America

Susan Pierce, Retired College President, Author, and Consultant at Susan Resneck Pierce Consulting, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in English education, educational consulting and educational administration.

As a lifelong reader, Dr. Pierce discovered a talent for teaching, and began her career as a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, where she worked from 1970 to 1971. She then transitioned to a role at Ithaca College in 1973, where she worked as the chair of the English department, an assistant professor, and rose to the rank of full professor before her departure in 1982. During this time, Dr. Pierce also served as a visiting associate professor at Princeton University in 1979. Before her current position as the president of Susan Resneck Pierce Consulting, she found success as a program officer and assistant director of the National Endowment for the Humanities, as a dean of the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tulsa, as an English professor and vice president of academic affairs at Lewis and Clark College, as the president of the University of Puget Sound, and as the president of the Boca Raton Community Hospital Foundation.

Prior to her career achievements, Dr. Pierce pursued an education at Wellesley College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English. She continued her academic pursuits, obtaining a Master of Arts in English from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin. A prolific writer, she is the author of “Talking Presidents Off the Ledge,” “Becoming Acquainted With Ambivalence,” “Hope and Denial are Not Strategies,” “Advice for the New Administrator,” “Mission Possible: Mission-based Decisions Can Offer Immediate and Dramatic Benefits,” and “College Drinking: The Elephant on Campus,” among several other titles. A grantee of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ford Foundation, Dr. Pierce was the first woman to chair the English department at Ithaca College, the first woman to be dean of arts and science at Henry Kendall College (Now University of Tulas), and the first woman to be president of the University of Puget Sound. As a further testament to her achievements, she has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.

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