vita

Suzanne M. Wilson, Ph.D.

Michigan State University

College of Education

Center for the Scholarship of Teaching

209 Erickson Hall

East Lansing, MI  48824

(517) 353-9150 (office)

(517) 353-8595 (fax)

swilson@msu.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

1988        Ph. D., Stanford University.  Major:  Educational Psychology.

1986        M.S., Stanford University.  Major:  Statistics.

1977        B.A., Brown University.  Major:  American History and American Civilization.  Certificate for secondary school teaching (social studies).

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2002 - present       Senior scholar.  Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Stanford, CA. 

2001 - present       Professor.  Department of Teacher Education.  Michigan State University. 

2000 – present      Director.  Center for the Scholarship of Teaching, College of Education.  Michigan State University.

1991 - 2001         Associate professor.  Department of Teacher Education.  Michigan State University.  Senior Researcher, National Center for Research on Teacher Learning, Center for

                            Teaching and Learning of Elementary School Subjects, Center for Policy Research in Education, and National Partnership for Excellence and Accountability in Teaching.

1998                    Visiting scholar.  Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Menlo Park, CA.  

1990 - 1992         Visiting scholar.  School of Education, Stanford University.

1989 - 1992        Third grade social studies teacher.  Kendon School, Lansing, MI.

1987 - 1991         Assistant professor.  Department of Teacher Education.  Michigan State University.  Senior Researcher, National Center for Research on Teacher Learning and Center for

                            the Teaching and Learning of Elementary School Subjects.

1986 - 1987        Project director and research associate.  Teacher Assessment Project, School of Education.  Stanford University.

1982 - 1986        Research assistant.  Knowledge Growth in a Profession Project, School of Education.  Stanford University.

1982 - 1986        Teaching assistant.  School of Education.  Stanford University.

1980 - 1982        Social studies teacher.  Walnut Hill School, Natick, MA.

1978 - 1980        Social studies and mathematics teacher.  Oldfields School, Glencoe, MD.

1977 - 1978        Mathematics teacher.  Summit High School, Summit, NJ. 

 

REPRESENTATIVE CONSULTING AND ADVISING

2002 – present             Advisory board member and evaluator, Center for Proficiency in Teaching Mathematics, a research and development funded by the National Science Foundation.

2002 - present              Advisory board member, Teacher Qualifications and the Quality of Teaching (TQQT), a research project funded by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement

2001 - 2002                 Member, Panel on Learning and Instruction, National Research Council

2000 – 2002                Advisory board member, How People Learn--A Targeted Report for Teachers, National Research Council

2000 – 2002                Advisory board member, Videocases for Mathematics Professional Development Project, NSF-funded project.

2000 – 2002                Member, Standards Impact Research Group, National Council for Teachers of Mathematics.

2000                            External evaluator, Developing Mathematical Ideas, EDC. 

2000                            Accreditation team member, North Central, Sparta Area Schools, Sparta, MI

1999 - 2000                Reviewer, Field-initiated Studies Program, U. S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.

1999 – present             External evaluator, Exploratorium New Teacher Induction Program

1998 – 2002                Chair, INTASC committee on the development of standards for beginning K-12 social studies teachers

1997 - 1999                External researcher, National Commission for Teaching and America’s Future

1997 - 1999                Member, Mid-term Review Panels, National Education Research and Development Center Program, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Priority Two:  Improving Student Learning and Achievement

1987 - 1997                Senior Consultant, Connecticut State Department of Education

1989 - 1997                Evaluator, National Council for History Education

1992 - 1996                Advisory board member, Policy Studies Associates

1996 - 1998                Accreditation Team Member, North Central Association of Schools

1996                            Member, Review Panel, National Education Research and Development Center Program, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Priority Two:  Improving Student Learning and Achievement

1987 - 1995                Senior Consultant, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

1989 - 1993                Advisory board member, Whittle Communications Educational Network

1990 - 1994                Senior Consultant, Michigan Partnership for New Education

1987 - 1991                Senior Consultant, Connecticut Beginning Teacher Assessment Project, Connecticut State Department of Education

1990 - 1992                Advisory board member, Teacher Assessment Center, University of Georgia

1994 - 1995                Senior Consultant, CRESST-UCLA Assessment Development Laboratory

1990 - 1991                Senior Consultant, American Board of Emergency Medicine, Consultant

 

AWARDS

1997                       Faculty Appreciation Award, Graduate Students in Education Association, Michigan State University

1995                       Teacher-Scholar Award, Michigan State University

1990                       National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow

1989                       Outstanding Dissertation of 1988, National Council for the Social Studies