Susan Layden, Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Office: Starbuck Center 102
Sue Layden is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Skidmore College, with responsibility for both Student Academic Services (SAS) and the Skidmore College Opportunity Program (OP). Sue's Ph.D. is in education, with a focus on reading/literacy. She teaches courses in Skidmore’s Scribner Seminar Program, Education, and Intergroup Relations (IGR). Before coming to Skidmore, she taught in the Schenectady City School District, where she was also responsible for writing grant applications to support programs for juvenile delinquents and for creating a model educational program for at-risk high school students in the public schools. Her teaching and research interests include: critical race and gender theory in education, racial marginality and micro-aggressions in education, and race/ethnic, gender, and class relations with a special emphasis on the educational access, persistence and graduation of students of color and first-generation students in the United States.