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Susan Garneau

Senior Lecturer

  • 312.915.6501
  • Lewis Towers 401
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/sgarneau1/
  • Education
    • Ph.D., 2012, Loyola University Chicago, M.A., 2006, Northern Illinois University 
    • B.S., 2002, Northern Illinois University

    After earning her PhD in History from Loyola University Chicago in 2012, Garneau joined the SCPS faculty ranks in 2014. Her courses include American Pluralism (HIST 103), American History to 1865 (HIST 211) and American History Since 1865 (HIST 212).

    Why do you enjoy working with professional degree students?

    I enjoy teaching to SCPS/professional degree students because so many of the students are coming back to college and bringing their insights from work and life into class discussions and materials. Whether nursing, paralegal, or business students, they are also making connections that connect the history topics with their professional interests. Additionally, their lived experiences often connect really well with the social justice topics we cover from the past. Not only does it help them engage with the course, but they are able to help further engage each other as well. 

    Courses Taught

    "Dr. Garneau was excellent. She was able to take a dry, difficult subject and make it engaging and interesting. Will definitely not look at history the same way from now on."


    2023 “Separating the Men from the Boys: The John Worthy School (1891-1916),” in The Journal of Urban History, (December 2023), https://doi.org/10.1177/00961442221139348.

    2012 “The History of Crime and Punishment in America: 1801-1850,” in The Social History of Crime and Punishment, Wilbur Miller, ed., (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2012), p. 2063-2077.