Susan Albertine is vice president of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). She leads the partner state-level activities of AAC&U’s centennial LEAP campaign. A former language arts and reading teacher, a writer, and a career-long advocate for literacy, Albertine has been nationally active to advance pre-school through college curricular alignment, including student transfer from two-year to four-year institutions.
Albertine received her BA from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in English literature. Formerly professor of English and dean at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of New Jersey, she also served as vice provost for undergraduate studies at Temple University and taught at the University of North Florida, St. Olaf College, Susquehanna University, and Chicago State University. She is a national leader of the Educated Citizen and Public Health, a collaborative project co-sponsored by ASPPH (the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health) and AAC&U. Her board service has included the Camden Academy Charter High School, Camden, New Jersey; the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences—a national deans’ organization; and the Advisory Board, National Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.