Susan Hines Ed.D.

Susan Hines, Ed.D.

Core Professor
Ed.D. in Leadership

Brother Louis Hall, BLH 224    |    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 a professor in the Ed.D. in Leadership program and the former director of faculty development at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Her 37-year academic career has included work in faculty development, program development, academic research, college teaching and dissertation advising, and external program accreditation. Dr. Hines has taught using a variety of delivery formats at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level. Her teaching career has included various disciplines including organizational and educational leadership, adult education, interdisciplinary studies, and veterinary technology. She started out her career as a veterinary technician, then completed a BA in Educational Psychology at Metro State University and received an MA in Education and EdD in Leadership with a focus on higher education from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

    Dr. Hines has been involved in several research projects including studies on faculty development evaluation, women leadership, adult student engagement, and English Language Learners’ perspectives of post-secondary academic writing. Her main research interest is faculty development program evaluation which has resulted in the development of a comprehensive evaluation model and a co-authored book currently in progress. Her work has been disseminated in peer-reviewed journals, national conference presentations, and webinars offered through EDUCAUSE and Magna Publications. Dr. Hines is also active in the international Lasallian community. She has researched and published work on Lasallian women’s leadership and faculty development; and is currently working on an international Lasallian women’s need assessment project.

    Dr. Hines continues to be an invited external reviewer of various teaching and learning centers, provides keynotes and workshops, serves on the review board for the Journal of Faculty Development, and an active member of and contributor to the Professional Organizational Development Network (POD Network).

  • Links

    Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching