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Kean University


  • Ed.D. Saint Peter’s University, Educational Leadership in Higher Education
  • M.Ed. Saint Peter’s University, Educational Leadership
  • B.S. New Jersey City University, Business Administration

Courses Taught

  • GE 202X Research & Technology
  • GE 1000 Transition to Kean
  • GE 3000 Transfer Transitions
  • ID 1500  Critical Reading and Community FYS: Coming to America


Ahern, Susan L. (2018). Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: A Qualitative Analysis of the Motivational and Institutional Factors That Contributed to the Academic Success for Women on Welfare in Higher Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Research Writing and Methodology
  • General Education Curriculum and Assessment
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Teaching Philosophy

As an educator, it is my goal to create a sense of community and belonging in the classroom. I believe the use of collaborative learning strategies enables the students to learn from a variety of perspectives beyond that of one instructor.  I am continuously working to identify ways to improve student engagement and account for the role of the classroom experiences in the process of both student learning and persistence.