Susan Walsh holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education from CSU Northridge and an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from University of La Verne. Susan designed and administrated child development centers prior to joining to University of La Verne. Beginning in 2004, she began her employment with University of La Verne as Child Development Program faculty and Regional Child Development Coordinator for several University of La Verne Regional Campuses.
Susan’s current research explores readiness for self-directed learning in the adult population. In her faculty role, Susan teaches Assessment for Young Children, Math for Young Children, Child Psychology and Development, and Parenting Theory in Cultural Contexts. Her other interests include working with California Preschool Instructional Network to bring California Department of Education Early Education Support Division resources and training to teachers and administrators working with young children.
Susan volunteers in many community organizations and child care planning councils to advocate for local commitment of valuing and educating all children. On this topic, she states, “I am passionate about the importance of intentional early childhood research and evidence based strategies to reach that vision of quality education for all children! I stress the power of quality early childhood education with my University of La Verne students, and am committed to sharing it at an academic and community level.”