Susan Curtin

Susan Curtin

Associate Professor


Delzell Education Center 214B

Phone: (605) 677-5800



  • EDD, Educational Leadership, Youngstown State University, 2002
  • M.Ed., Educational Administration, Edinboro University, 1990

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Quality Matters (QM) Applying the QM rubric
  • Administrative I Elementary Education--Pennsylvania, PA Department of Education
  • Instructional II in Elementary Education, PA Department of Education
  • Instructional I in Elementary Education, PA Department of Education


  • Double Robotics to promote accessibility in a hybrid doctoral program, Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Supporting. (2017 - Present)
  • The Mediating Role of Teacher Self-Efficacy., School of Education. Grant Role: Supporting. (2018)
  • perceptions principals and superintendents hold of the affordances and challenges of state and locally based initiatives", School of Education Research Center. (2018)


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Curtin, Susan. "Teacher Recruitment and Retention in the Rural Midwest: Academic Leaders' Perceptions". Vol. 1, Iss. 1. Florida: Voices of Reform: Educational Research to Inform and Reform, 2018.
  • De Jong, David, Curtin, Susan, Robinson, Derrick, Johnson, Stephen, Schaap, Ben, and Card, Karen. Division of Educational Leadership: Completed Dissertation Research Impacting the Midwest, 13. Vol. 1, Iss. May 2017. Vermillion, South Dakota: University of South Dakota School of Education, 2017.
  • Smith, M, Dixon, A, Geleta, N, and Curtin, S. Collaboration among university units rebuilds a sense of belonging for students of color using the Sanctuary Model® as a framework.. Vol. 16, Iss. 1. Pennsylvania: Making Connections, 2015.
  • Dixon, A, Smith, M, Curtin, S, and Geleta, N. Transformational mentoring: Success working with students of color in a PWI institution.. Albequerque: Proceedings of the University of New Mexico Mentoring Conference, 2015.
  • Curtin, S, and Baker, J. Reciprocity in the PDS partnership, 27-32. Vol. 1, Iss. 3. School-University Partnerships, The Journal of the National Association for Professional Development Schools, , 2008.


  • Curtin, Susan, De Jong, David, Robinson, Derrick. Telepresence robot: Come and see how you could use a telepresence robot in your classroom or school!. Presented at the #TIE18!, Sioux Falls, SD. (April 16, 2018)
  • Curtin, Susan, De Jong, David, Robinson, Derrick. Interactive Educational Leadership Simulations: Implications for principal preparation.".
  • De Jong, David, Curtin, Susan, Robinson, Derrick. Experience an Educational Leadership Simulation: Teaching Teams. Presented at the Heartland Conference, Sioux Center, Iowa. (October 6, 2017)
  • Curtin, Susan, De Jong, David, Robinson, Derrick. A Systematic Comparison of Research Methods Employed in Educational Leadership Journals from 2014 - 2016".
  • Curtin, Susan, Gapp, Susan, Shudak, Nicholas, EastonBrooks, Donald. Cultural Responsiveness in South Dakota: Scaling Up through Collaboration, Engagement, Education, Development, and Response to Local Needs.
  • Curtin, S, Smith, M, Dixon, A. Transformational Mentoring: Success working with students of color in a PWI institution.