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School of Education & Social Policy

Susan Marine, Ph.D.

marineAssistant Professor
Program Director, Higher Education Graduate Program

Ph.D., Higher Education - Boston College
M.A., College Student Personnel - Bowling Green State University
B.A., Philosophy - Transylvania University

Dr. Marine has 17 years experience leading initiatives in higher education for the advancement of women and gender non-conforming students, with additional expertise in student leadership development, violence prevention, diversity initiatives, and advocacy for the LGBT community. She has served in nine different leadership roles in higher education student affairs, most recently serving as Assistant Dean of Harvard College for Student Life and Director of the Harvard College Women’s Center.

Dr. Marine teaches courses in higher education history, theory, and practice, and her research interests include feminist praxis in higher education, transgender politics, identity, and agency, the history and future of American Women’s Colleges, and critical student affairs practice. Seeing the classroom as a mutually transformative enterprise, she is deeply committed to preparing future leaders in higher education to manage and support change effectively, and to continually advance social justice in higher education.

Recent Publications:

Bridges to a Brighter Future: Support Programs for Nontraditional Women in Postsecondary Education

Ropers-Huilman, R., Martinez.-Aleman, A.M., Marine, S., Davis, T., & Winters, K. (Eds). (in press). Critical perspectives on gender in higher education (ASHE Reader series). Boston: Pearson.

Marine, S. (2011). Stonewall’s legacy: Bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgender students in higher education. ASHE higher education report, 37(4). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Marine, S. (2011). Our college is changing: Women’s college student affairs administrators and transgender students. Journal of Homosexuality, 58 (9). 1165-1186.

Courses Taught:

  • ED 630G Higher Education in American Society
  • ED 667G University-Community Relations
  • ED 610G Research Methods