Susan Twombly
  • Chair, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Professor
  • Chair, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, room #418


Susan B. Twombly is professor of higher education and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Her PhD is in Higher Education from the Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include postsecondary faculty member's careers, international higher education, and community colleges. She teaches courses in qualitative research, program evaluation and assessment in higher education and postsecondary curriculum. She and her colleagues have recently completed and published several articles on foreign-born faculty members working at US colleges and universities. She is lead author on a recently published monograph entitled Study Abroad in a New Global Century. Dr. Twombly is chairing the University of Kansas self-study for HLC reaccreditation. Related Information: Program Affiliation:


Courses: ELPS 871: Introduction to Qualitative Research ELPS 885: Assessment and Program Evaluation in Higher Education ELPS 983: Curriculum and Innovation in Higher Education

Selected Publications

Twombly, S. (2015). TWOMBLY, SUSAN B. "Lift the Chorus Ever Onward": Leading the University. Transforming the University of Kansas: A History, 1965-2015. University Press of Kansas. [978-0-7006-2118-7].
Twombly, S. (2015). Undergraduate Research and Study Abroad: Lessons from an NSF Partnership in Research and Education (PIRE) Grant. CURQ on the Web - Issue 2 | Volume 36.
Twombly, S. TWOMBLY, SUSAN B. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education: A Practical Guide.