John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

imageSusan Ambrose is Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Experiential Learning and Professor of Education and History at Northeastern University in Boston. She earned a doctorate in American history from Carnegie Mellon University and served as Associate Provost for Education, Director of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, and a teaching professor in the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon before joining Northeastern in August 2012. She is an internationally recognized expert in college-level teaching and learning and conducts workshops for faculty and consults with administrators throughout the United States and around the world in such places as India, Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Sin­ga­pore, Qatar and Chile. She served as a Visiting Scholar for the American Society of Engineering Education and the National Science Foundation (1998-2001) and was named an American Council on Education fellow (1999-2000). Susan’s research has been funded by the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion, the Alfred P. Sloan Foun­da­tion, the Fund for the Improve­ment of Post­sec­ondary Edu­ca­tion, the Lilly Endow­ment, the Carnegie Cor­po­ra­tion of New York, the Eden Hall Foun­da­tion, and the Alcoa Foundation.  Her articles have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Higher Education, the Review of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, Quality Approaches in Higher Education, and the Journal of Engineering Education. She has co-authored four books, most recently How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching.