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Susan Wyckoff, PhD

Professor of Practice

PhD, University of New Hampshire

Dr. Wyckoff holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of New Hampshire with an extensive background in academic policy development and implementation, faculty development, curriculum development, and program review/assessment activities.

Her 30+ year career in higher education has encompassed a variety of institutional areas including admissions, adult and continuing education, and academic affairs as a faculty member, department chair, academic dean and academic vice president. Throughout her career she has demonstrated a breadth and depth of knowledge of higher education, focusing on evolving challenges and opportunities in the field, both regionally and nationally.

Dr. Wyckoff currently serves as Professor of Practice in the Masters in Higher Education Program at Bay Path University and is an adjunct faculty member in the Higher Education Leadership and Management Program (HELMS) at the University of Massachusetts. She has significant teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, working with both traditional students and adult learners, teaching in on-ground, hybrid and fully online formats.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Wyckoff presents nationally on topics of teaching and learning, particularly related to developing integrated course designs and assessments to enhance student learning. She consults frequently with colleges and universities on a variety of issues related to institutional effectiveness in higher education, with emphasis on faculty development and evaluation systems, student satisfaction, success and retention. Her area of research interest includes effective strategies for faculty serving as retention agents in higher education.

Dr. Wyckoff serves on the Board of the New England Faculty Development Consortium, the AVID Postsecondary Board for Higher Education, and is past chair of the Massachusetts ACE Network of Women Leaders in Higher Education.