Susan Ferguson

Contact Information

  • Email: Susan Ferguson
  • Phone: 937-229-3709
  • Location: Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 652A

Susan M. Ferguson

Executive Director, Center for Catholic Education

  • Staff
  • Full-Time Faculty


  • M.S. in School Psychology, University of Dayton
  • B.S. in Elementary Education, University of Dayton

Courses Taught

  • EDT 109: Personal Aspects of Teaching
  • EDT 110: The Profession of Teaching
  • EDT 331: Religion Methods Lab
  • EDT 475: Student Teaching
  • REL 281, 282, 283 and 284: The Forum for Young Catechetical Leaders

Professional Activities

  • National Catholic Educational Association
  • Catholic Higher Education Collaborative
  • Catholic Higher Education Supporting Catholic Schools
  • Marianist Educational Associate

Service Activities

  • Marianist Educational Associates, Development Team
  • Maureen O'Rourke Award, Selection Committee
  • Advisory Board, Northern Region, Archdiocese of Cincinnati
  • Vocation Team, University of Dayton
  • United Against Violence, Leadership Council
  • Catholic Higher Education Collaborative, Standards Committee
  • Lalanne, Advisory Board
  • Urban Child Development Resource Center, Advisory Board

Research Interests

  • Catholic education
  • Curriculum mapping
  • Standardized assessment
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Professional learning communities

Selected Publications

Book review

Review of the book Diaz, C., C. Pelletier, & E. Provenzo. (2006). Touch the Future Teach.


Contributing author. Religious education textbook series for three and four year olds. Resource for Christian Living. Allen, Texas.

Journal articles

Hunt, Thomas, & Susan Ferguson. (2009).  Lalanne, A Tale of Commitment and Dedication. Momentum.

Tillman, B., P. Hart, & S. Ferguson. (2002). Using student based portfolios with the NMSA/NCATE Guidelines and the PRAXIS III framework. Middle School Journal.


“Decision to Teach.”  A series designed to assist students in the choice of program within Teacher Education. Rowley, J. and Hart, P.M.

“A Call to Teach.”  A video tape designed to invite teacher education candidates to consider teaching in Catholic schools.  The Five Characteristics of a Marianist Education frame the message. Brink, E.