PhD, Thames Valley University, UK
MAT, School for International Training
BA, University of Washington
Chair, Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Low-Residency Program)
Language Teacher Education
Susan Barduhn holds a doctorate in English language teaching. In 2003, she joined SIT Graduate Institute, where she has directed the summer MA in TESOL program and now directs the low-residency MA in TESOL program, teaches in the MA in TESOL program, and supervises student teachers all over the world. Her experience includes English and Spanish language teaching, teacher training, supervision, management, program assessment, and consulting. She has worked for extended periods in Kenya, Britain, Switzerland, Colombia, Spain, and Portugal and speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, and Swahili.
Susan is a past president of IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language); former director of The Language Center in Nairobi, Kenya; and former deputy director of International House in London. Her professional areas of interest and research are intercultural communication, teacher thinking, and teacher trainer development. She co-authored the book Integrating Language and Content (TESOL, 2010), which provides practical examples of integrating language and content into areas such as conflict resolution, social justice, philosophy, and cultural identity. The book was shortlisted for the prestigious Elton award.
An expat for 25 years, Susan is now deeply engaged in the Brattleboro community, where she sings in three local choirs and volunteers at the overflow shelter for the homeless. She also enjoys camping and is an invited speaker at conferences around the world.