Susan Keenan, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College Structures & Student Affairs
University of Northern Colorado
Dr. Susan Keenan has 20 years of experience as a faculty member and administrator in higher education.
She is a professor of biological sciences and the Director of the STEM Inclusive Excellence Collective at the University of Northern Colorado. As a first-generation and working-class woman in science, Dr. Keenan is committed to creating inclusive environments within and beyond the classroom. With funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Inclusive Excellence program, Dr. Keenan, her colleague Dr. Jodie Novak, and collaborators developed the Inclusive Excellence Teacher Scholar (IETS) Workshops with the goal of increasing faculty awareness, providing practice-based strategies, and supporting faculty as they make changes in their classrooms to create equitable spaces.