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Dr. Susan Cooper
Professor of Education

Why I Teach:

"It is my conviction that successful educators are insatiable learners, and that it is from the exhilaration of exploring new vistas that the aspiration to share the odyssey arises. Teaching is a privilege and a passion that continues to drive my philosophical approach to education. The instructional model I embrace is a collaborative one that relies on a combination of deep preparedness, exemplary international resources, and countless students who have joined the journey."


Contact Information

Budd 205
(302) 736-2464


Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Cincinnati
M.A., Reading, Northern Kentucky University
B.A., Education, Northern Kentucky University

Professional Activities

Area(s) of Research:

  • Research on the depiction of religion, culture and philosophy in international literature for children, focusing on the body of work produced by Carnegie Award winning writer, Mollie Hunter.

Grants and Awards:

  • Delaware Art and Humanities Grant for an international film series at the Schwartz Theatre, 2010 – 2011, co-written with Dr. Elizabeth Espadas.

Presentations and Publications:

  • Oxford Round Table, Pembroke College, Oxford University, England, “A Voyage of Discovery: Exploring a Kaleidoscope of Religion and Culture in the Writings of Mollie Hunter,” presented March 19, 2009.  Published in Adventures, Fantasy, and Dreams in Children’s Literature 2010.
  • Oxford Round Table, Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, England,  “Refocusing the Kaleidoscope: The Protagonists Who Illuminate Mollie Hunter’s Journey,” presented March 17, 2011.  Published in The Oxford Journal, 2011.

Courses Taught

EN099   Basic Writing
EN100   College Writing
EN101   Literature for Composition
ED311   Literature for Children
ED312   Critical Analysis of Literature