Susan McGrade

Professor, English

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2358

Cell Phone: N/A


Office: Academic Center, Room 256

Class Information

Fall 2014

  • ENG 1250A English Composition I A
  • ENG 1250B English Composition I B
  • ENG 1250C English Composition I C
  • ENG 1270A English Composition II A
  • ENG 1270C English Composition II C
  • ENG 2320A Professional Communication A
  • ENG 2320B Professional Communication B
  • ENG 2320C Professional Communication C
  • ENG 2990 ST in English: Engineering Acad English 1
  • HUM 3140 Children’s Literature
  • HUM 3330 American Writers
  • HUM 3370 Horror in Film & Literature – Honors

Office Hours:

  • MF: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • TR: 10-11 a.m., 3:15-4:15 p.m.
  • W: Noon-6 p.m.


College of General Studies

Academic Advisor Roles

Recreational Therapy

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
  • 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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