Susan Singer, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Susan Rundell Singer is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Rollins College. Previously, she was Division Director for Undergraduate Education at NSF and Laurence McKinley Gould Professor, in the Biology and Cognitive Science programs at Carleton College. She pursues a career that integrates science and education focused on improving undergraduate education at scale. Her current, NSF-funded research is investigating networks of organizations working to advance undergraduate STEM education. In addition to a PhD in biology from Rensselaer, she completed a teacher certification program in New York State. Susan is a AAAS fellow and received both the American Society of Plant Biology teaching award and Botanical Society of America Charles Bessey award. She directed Carleton’s Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching, was an NSF program officer in Biology, and is a co-author of the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology report and two introductory biology texts. Susan has served on numerous boards, including the NSF Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee, Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Board, the American Society of Plant Biologists Education Foundation Board, the Botanical Society Board of Directors, and was a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Board on Science Education. She is past chair of the AAAS Education Section. Currently, Susan is an AAU Senior Scholar for the Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, chairs the NASEM Board on Science Education, and serves on the NASEM Board on Life Sciences and the Roundtable on Systematic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education. She has participated in six NASEM studies, including chairing the committees that authored America’s Lab Report, Promising Practices in STEM Undergraduate Education, and Discipline-based Education Research.