Dr. Susan D. Franzosa
Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
o: Canisius Hall Rm 102
Dr. Susan Douglas Franzosa is professor of educational studies and teacher preparation. She served as Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions from 2006 until 2013. A Connecticut native, Dr. Franzosa received her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr. Franzosa taught at SUNY Buffalo and Trinity College in Hartford before joining the University of New Hampshire in 1979 as an assistant professor in the department of education. In 1993, she was promoted to professor and named chair of the Department of Education. While at UNH, she served as director of the Women’s Studies Program, the university’s London Program at Regents College, and the Unit for Professions in Education. In 2004, Dr. Franzosa joined the University of Washington, where she served as the director of the Education Program at the University of Washington, Bothell and professor in the School of Education’s graduate program at the Seattle campus.
Dr. Franzosa is the recipient of several grants and fellowships related to teacher preparation and curriculum development. She has authored three books, contributed to over 20 scholarly papers and book chapters, and presented more than 60 conference papers on topics related to women’s studies, the history of education, civic education, curriculum reform, and educational research.