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School of Education & Social Policy

Susan Marine, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Program Director, Higher Education Graduate Program

Education & Community Studies

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.


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


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

Professional Experience

Susan Marine has 17 years’ experience leading initiatives in higher education for the advancement of women and gender-nonconforming 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.


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.




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