Dr. Susie Beesley began teaching at Marian University in 1987 after teaching 6th grade in Noblesville, Indiana for seven years. Her Ph.D. in Elementary Education is from Indiana University; she earned her Masters degree from Butler University, and her undergraduate degree is from the University of Evansville. In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate classes at Marian University, Dr. Beesley works as a consultant with several elementary schools in the area of science inquiry. She regularly offers Family Math and Family Science sessions. In the summer, she teaches a graduate class at Notre Dame for the Alliance for Catholic Education program. She serves as the Chairperson of the Teacher Education Committee and Counselor for the Alpha Alpha Tau Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honorary Society.
Dr. Beesley tends to be very practical and eclectic in her approach to teaching, recognizing the need to try different strategies for different students. Her areas of interest include math education, science education, integrated education, service learning, and parent/family involvement. She has presented numerous workshops on each of these topics. In 1995, Dr. Beesley was the recipient of Marian University’s Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership.