Susan McGrade

Professor of English

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2358

Cell Phone: N/A


Office: Academic Center, Room 256

Class Information

Fall 2015

HUM3140: Children’s Literture

HUM3180: Dramatic Literature (2 sections)

HUM3380: Shakespeare (Honors)

ENG2990: Special Topics – Engineering Academy English

Office Hours:

  • MWF: 11-4
  • TR 9-9:30, 11-12:30


College of General Studies

Academic Advisor Roles

Recreational Therapy Majors, NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) Advisor

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2012)
  • Masters, English, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (2002)
  • Bachelor’s, English, Earlham College (1996)

Professional Experience

  • IPFW, Teaching Assistant
  • Earlham College, Literacy and Tutoring Coordinator (AmeriCorps position)
  • Bishop Luers, Latin Teacher

Selected Publications/Presentations


  • “The Ways of White Folks as a Literature and Pedagogy of White Exposure” Published in Remarkings, Special Langston Hughes Edition, January 2014. Guest edited by Amritjit Singh, Langston Hughes Professor of English at Ohio University.


  • “Beginning Learning on Privilege, Racism, and Community Action by Segregating” 2013 Cohen Peace Conference, Ball State University, Muncie, IN (co-presenter with Dr. Ruby Cain et. al)
  • “Strange Bedfellows: Coupling Math and English in Developmental Cohorts” 2012 International Conference on the First Year Experience, Vancouver, BC
  • “It Is Well With My Soul: African American Family and Historical Research “ 2011 Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN
  • “Social Class and Performances of White Femininity in Hughes’ Ways of White Folks” 2011 American Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA
  • “Tech LEADS Initiative: Learning Communities for Students at Risk” (Invited) 2010 Indiana TRIO Conference, Fort Wayne, IN

Additional Information

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