Susan Lang Wins Excellence in Teaching Award

Susan Lang, MA, an affiliate faculty member at Antioch University Santa Barbara, will receive the 5th Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching at the 2015 Commencement ceremony on Friday, June 19.

Susan has taught at AUSB for over 15 years, in both the Graduate Education and Bachelor of Arts programs and routinely receives stellar student evaluations. Her award was announced by Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Barbara Lipinski this week. In the announcement, Barbara wrote that Susan’s “dedication to student learning and success in the areas of child development, psychology, and education is commendable. She brings innovative learning techniques that make the material in challenging courses accessible and comprehensible.”

In addition to a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from California State University Northridge, Susan also earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from AUSB. She also has taught courses at CSU Northridge and at Santa Barbara City College.

AUSB’s Award for Excellence in Teaching is an annual recognition of a faculty member by his/her faculty peers based on the following criteria:

  1. Excellence in teaching in general, particularly in teaching AUSB’s core purposes.
  2. Excellence in instruction design to achieve the school’s and the student’s goals.
  3. Engagement in teaching, stimulating, and educating students.
  4. Passion for inspiring students “above and beyond the call of duty.”

The first award in 2011 recognized John Forhan, JD, Adjunct Faculty in the BA program. Subsequent winners are:

2012: Juliet Rohde-Brown, PhD, Core Faculty and Chair of the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology (PsyD).

2013: Dawn Murray, PhD, Core Faculty and current Chair in the BA program.

2014: Frank Rust III, PhD, Adjunct Faculty in the BA program.

Miranda Rich of the BA program and Linda Hoover of the PsyD program previously were announced as student speakers at this year’s Commencement, to be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 19 at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara. For more information on the 2015 Commencement, visit antiochsb.edu/commencement.

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