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Dr. Suzanne Shelburne

Assistant Director

Dr. Suzanne Shelburne is from the New River Valley and was a high school social studies teacher for many years. She graduated from Virginia Tech in May 2022 with a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. Suzanne supervised preservice teachers in their field placements while pursuing her degree. After graduation, she worked in the Student Success Center and taught UNIV 1004: College Success Strategies. Suzanne joined Career and Professional Development in May 2023. She enjoys getting to know students and supporting them in their career journey. In her free time, Suzanne reads mysteries, plays online trivia games, and binge-watches shows. She has two dogs and would love to hear about your pets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaison to the Graduate School
  • Liaison to the School of Education


Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

M.A. English
Radford University, Radford, Virginia

M.A. History
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

B.A. Social Science
Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia

Professional Certifications and Trainings

  • UDL Associate Credential Level 1
  • UDL Associate Credential Level 2
  • Career Champions