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Dorothy Suskind is an Assistant Professor in the Education and Counseling Department at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. In her current role, she supervises pre-service teachers in the field and teaches classes in early literacy, disciplinary literacy, behavior management, secondary education, and a capstone course focusing on women as disruptive change agents in their community.
Dorothy holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. and M.Ed. from Virginia Commonwealth University. Before coming to Longwood, she served as a Middle School Principal, Lead Reading Specialist, Action Research Coach for The Center for the Study of Boys, Assistant Professor at the University of Mary Washington, and has taught multiple grades across the JK-12 spectrum in both public and independent schools.
Dorothy is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. She has co-published one book and over thirty articles in publications including Kappan; Language Arts; Gender, Work and Organization; Talking Points; and Social Studies Research and is a regular contributor to Psychology Today. Her research interests include writing as a tool for empowerment, workplace bullying, teacher-as-researcher, early literacy, rural education, writing in prisons, gender, creativity, technology integration, and critical pedagogy.
Currently, Dorothy serves on the Research Team and Executive Board of the National Workplace Bullying Coalition and is the Vice President of the Virginia College Literacy Educators.
When Dorothy is not at work, she loves writing, reading, running, horseback riding, and hiking with her husband and two sons.