Susan C. Turell, Ph.D.
Former Provost, Marywood University
In higher education for 29 years, Susan brings a passion to her work for supporting people and designing and implementing effective processes. She served in leadership as a department chair, associate provost, dean, and provost. She brings those experiences, as well as her training and practice as a psychologist, to synthesize best practices and approaches in a new paradigm about what it means to be an effective leader in 21st century higher education. A seasoned administrator who is a teacher at heart, Susan welcomes the opportunity to share her learnings with new and aspiring leaders to strengthen their leadership skills, encourage their optimism, and support their vision for new possibilities.
Susan earned her Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston, and her B.A. in Plan II (Honors Program) from University of Texas-Austin. She has worked at regional comprehensive universities in both large and small state systems, and at a private religious university.