Susan Barduhn, PhD

Professor Emerita Susan Barduhn joined the faculty at SIT in 2003. She directed the summer MA in TESOL program for 12 years and helped design and launch the low-residency MA in TESOL program. She was also director of SIT’s Professional Development and Teacher Training Institute. Her experience includes English and Spanish language teaching, teacher training, trainer training, supervision, management, program assessment, and consulting. Some of her consultancy roles are with the World Learning Global Advisory Council, the British Council, the U.S. State Department, Fulbright, and TransformELT. She is also an SIT TESOL Certificate Trainer of Trainers and adjunct professor with the SIT TESOL degree. Previous positions include director of The Language Center in Nairobi (which she co-founded); deputy director of International House London; International House Professional Development Centre manager; and chairman for logistics in Kenya for the UN’s First Earth Run in the 1986 International Year of Peace. She is a past president and current international ambassador of IATEFL. She has been a resident of seven countries and speaks six languages. She has a BA in Latin American studies, MAs in teaching English and Spanish, a PhD in English language teaching, and a long string of publications. Her professional areas of interest and research are intercultural communication, teacher thinking, and teacher and trainer development. She is frequently invited to be keynote speaker at conferences around the world.


  • PhD, Thames Valley University
  • MAT, School for International Training
  • BA, University of Washington
Susan Barduhn, PhD