Susan Hines Ed.D.

Susan Hines, Ed.D.

Director of Faculty Development, Associate Professor, EdD in Leadership

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH44    |    Campus Box: # 28
(612) 728-5194   |   shines@smumn.edu


  • Scholarly & Creative Interests

    Dr. Hines’ research interest is faculty development evaluation. Her work has resulted in several publications in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Faculty Development, To Improve the Academy, AXIS: Journal of Lasallian Higher Education, and Magna Publications. She has presented her research at numerous national conferences and has received research grants to support her studies. She recently completed and published a nationwide field-testing project to validate her faculty development program evaluation model and intends to co-authored book on the topic.

    She provides presentations, workshops, webinars on topics of adult learning at regional colleges, has served on an advisory board for a local private college, is a past editorial board member for the Journal of International Students, is currently on the editorial board for the Journal of Faculty Development and To Improve the Academy and is an active member and organizational contributor for the Professional Organizational Development (POD) Network.

  • Courses Taught Recently at Saint Mary's

    Assessment: Theory and Practice, Systematic Instructional Design, Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Higher Education, Adult Learning

  • Education
    Ed.D. in Leadership, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
    M.A. in Education, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
    B.A. in Educational Psychology, Metropolitan State University
    Certificate in Veterinary Technology, Argosy University
  • Experience

    Dr. Sue Hines is the director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and associate professor in the Ed.D. in Leadership program at Saint Mary's University’s and its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her career has included work in program development, faculty development, academic research, college teaching, graduate and doctoral thesis advising, reaccreditation site visits, and educational consulting. She has more than 30 years of combined teaching experience at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level, has taught in a variety of delivery formats, and has received the Outstanding Faculty award. Her teaching career has included various disciplines, such as organizational and educational leadership, adult education, interdisciplinary studies, and veterinary technology. Dr. Hines started out her career in veterinary technology then completed her undergraduate and graduate studies with the intention of pursuing academic administration and scholarship in faculty development. In 2014, the CELT faculty development program she directs received national recognition as an “Exemplary Teaching and Learning Center.”