Susan A. Martin

Susan Martin

Susan A. Martin has worked for over 30 years in the field of education and brings this experience and insight to Seize the Year.

Most recently at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), Susan worked with the Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean of Students, Registrar, Faculty and Students to address the ongoing pedagogical direction of the undergraduate curriculum including the development and evaluation of programs/courses/services in reading, writing and critical thinking. Working directly with students, Susan, provided academic choices and alternatives who designed individual programs of study, while negotiating academic requirements, polices and procedures. In addition, she assisted with the development of the self-studies for reaccreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

At Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Susan, as the Co-Director of the Internship Program initiated, nurtured and maintained contacts with employers in education, fine arts, architecture, design, computer graphics for internship placement and conducted a weekly seminar addressing the professional challenges facing students, ethics in the workplace, career choices, resume/cover letter development. As the Director of the Saturday Art School, Susan was responsible for the educational and creative development of 300+ children enrolled in laboratory school, hired faculty, supervisors and student teachers, developed and implemented innovative learning contracts incorporating needs assessments, performance objectives and teacher/student evaluations.

In addition, to teaching at the college level, Susan has taught students in public and private high schools and worked with not-for-profit organizations to develop meaningful learning experiences and course evaluations.

Susan A. Martin received her Bachelor’s degree from Holy Names College and her Masters in Fine Arts from the California College for the Arts.

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All photos on this website are by John Mackenzie or Gabriel Stoltzfus.
We are grateful to Larry Thomas for the design of the Seize the Year logo.