Senior Lecturer in Biology
Joined Connecticut College: 1989
B.S., Delaware Valley College; M.S., Adelphi University
Susan Warren earned a B. S. in Biology from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa. and then went on to receive her M. S. in Biology from Adelphi University in Garden City , New York.
Her first teaching experience was at the middle school level, teaching physical science in Williamsburg, Va. From there she taught high school students through LEARN, a Connecticut educational consortium. While with LEARN, she also taught a Gifted and Talented Science Program. For many years she worked as a science content tutor with Mitchell College.
As a lecturer with the biology department, Warren teaches laboratories for general biology and serves as faculty adviser for freshmen and biology majors.
She is very interested in teaching techniques that will enhance the biology laboratory curriculum. A laboratory experience that encourages the student to be an active learner is rewarding for the student as well as herself.
She attended the Association of Biology Laboratory Educators national conference in June 2009. Warren has participated in a developmental biology workshop at the University of Maine and a Biology of the Brain teaching conference supported by the National Association of Biology Teachers.
She is a member of ABLE, The Association of Biology Laboratory Educators, Connecticut Science Teachers Association, National Science Teachers Association and SENEME, Southeastern New England Marine Educators.
She has served as science chairperson for the Ledyard Parent-Teacher organization. In addition to providing support programs to the science curriculum, the LPT offers science and mathematics family programs. Many of the aspiring science teachers from Connecticut College have volunteered to help the younger students with these programs.
Warren has always encouraged her biology students to be involved with community outreach programs. One such opportunity is "Multiply Your Options," a conference for eighth-grade women considering careers in science. Sue also currently serves on the Ledyard Board of Education School to Career subcommittee.
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"Teaching the biological sciences is a perfect way to combine my fascination for the natural world with the curiosity of our students. I cannot imagine a more gratifying profession." - Susan Warren