Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Rollins College
Susan Rundell Singer, PhD is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Rollins College. Previously, she was Division Director for Undergraduate Education at NSF and Laurence McKinley Gould Professor, in the Biology and Cognitive Science Departments at Carleton where she served for 30 years. She pursues a career that integrates science and education with a focus on improving undergraduate education at scale A developmental biologist who studies flowering in legumes and does research on learning in genomics, Susan is a AAAS fellow and received both the American Society of Plant Biology teaching award and Botanical Society of America Charles Bessey teaching award. She directed Carleton’s Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching, was an NSF program officer in Biology, and is a co-author of the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology report and an introductory biology text. She has served on numerous boards, including the NSF EHR advisory committee, Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Board, and the Botanical Society board of directors; is chair-elect for the AAAS Education Section; and was a member of the National Academies’ Board on Science Education. She has participated in six National Academies studies, including chairing the committees that authored America’s Lab Report, Promising Practices in STEM Undergraduate Education, and Discipline-based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering.