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Susan R. Singer

AAU Senior Advisor

Susan Rundell Singer, PhD serves as Senior Advisor to the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative. She is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Rollins College and a Professor in the Department of Biology. Immediately prior to joining Rollins, Susan was Director for the Division of Undergraduate Education at National Science Foundation (NSF) and coordinated 14 Federal agencies in implementing the undergraduate strategic objectives of the first Federal STEM Education 5-Year Strategic Plan. Previously, she served as the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor, in the Biology and Cognitive Science Departments at Carleton College for 30 years, and directed the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching.

Susan is a AAAS fellow and received the American Society of Plant Biology Teaching Award and Botanical Society of America Charles Bessey Award. She has served on numerous boards, including the NSF Education and Human Resources advisory committee and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Board on Science Education, where she chaired the committees responsible for America’s Lab Report, Promising Practices in STEM Undergraduate Education, and Discipline-based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering. Currently, she serves on the NASEM Roundtable on Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education and is chair-elect for the AAAS Education Section.