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Susan S. Shenker

Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

B.A., Arcadia UniversityM.A., Teachers College, Columbia University


Professor Shenker received an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University, in higher education administration, student personnel administration and counseling. She spent 19 years as a counselor, dean and vice president at several colleges of the City University of New York including Baruch College and La Guardia Community College. Among her accomplishments is the establishment of International High School, a model for the charter school movement. Professor Shenker has served as a trustee of Arcadia University, the chairperson of the Queens Lighthouse for the Blind and a director of the Lighthouse International. She has been the author and chief investigator for millions of dollars of competitive grant funding and the recipient of numerous awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Professor Shenker is a founding member of the editorial board of the scholarly, refereed, quarterly academic journal Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning. Her current research is in the area of improving counselor education and developing a model for increasing productive parent participation in children’s education. Recent papers on these topics have been published in Educational Studies and Professional School Counseling. Professor Shenker began teaching at C.W. Post in 2001 as an adjunct assistant professor and was appointed to the position of visiting assistant professor from 2005 to 2009.