Dr. Sue Saunders served as Extension Professor and Director of the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration Program at the University of Connecticut. Her career includes service as a program coordinator and faculty member in the College Student Affairs Administration Program at the University of Georgia. In addition to teaching and research positions, Dr. Saunders has served as the Dean of Student Affairs (CSAO) at Lycoming College (PA), as Dean of Students and as Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees at Longwood University (VA), and in other administrative positions in Virginia, Georgia, and West Virginia. Dr. Saunders earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in counseling, both from Ohio University. Her Ph.D. in counseling and student personnel services is from the University of Georgia. She is the author of more than 45 publications, including Supervising New Professionals in Student Affairs (2003) and Learning Through Supervised Practice in Student Affairs (2014), both written with colleagues from Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia. Her research interests include patterns of professional development and translation of student development theory to practice. She has served on the American College Personnel Association Executive Council and chair of ACPA’s Core Council for the Generation and Dissemination of Knowledge, and served for nine years on the editorial board of the Journal of College Student Development. Along with colleagues from Virginia Tech and University of Arkansas, Dr. Saunders edited and wrote a book entitled From Preparation to Practice: Effective Socialization Strategies for New Professionals in Student Affairs Administration published in 2009. She also served as the chair of the 2008 ACPA National Convention. Her scholarly and professional contributions have been recognized through her selection for ACPA Annuit Coeptis award, ACPA Leadership Foundation Diamond Honoree program, and ACPA Senior Scholars.
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