Susan McGrade

Susan McGrade

Professor of English

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2358

Cell Phone: N/A

Email: semcgrade@indianatech.edu

Office: Academic Center, Room 256


Class Information

Spring 2016

HUM3310: Interpretation of Fiction (2 sections)

HUM3360: African American Literature (2 sections)

ENG2990: Special Topics – Engineering Academy English


Office Hours:

  • MWF: 9:30-10, 12-1, 2-4:15
  • TR 10-11, 1:45-4:15

College/School

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

Publications

  • “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.

Presentations

  • “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

Awards

Faculty Member of the Year, 2014-2015
Outstanding Student Organization Award (Advisor), 2015
Outstanding Student Organization Award (Advisor), 2014
Outstanding Student Organization Award (Advisor), 2013
NSBE Advisor of the Year, 2012-2013
Outstanding Dissertation Award in English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2012
40 Under 40 in Northeast Indiana, 2012
Faculty Member of the Year, 2010-2011
Sig Ep Faculty Member of the Year, 2005
“Does It Positively Impact Students?” Award, 2005
“Does It Positively Impact Students?” Award, 2004