Susan Engel

  • Williams College

Susan Engel is director of the Program in Teaching at Williams College, where she teaches in the psychology department. She has taught all ages, from preschool through graduate school, most recently at Williams, Smith and Bennington colleges. At Bennington, she developed a master of arts in teaching program that included certification for preschool through high school teachers. Susan is a co-founder and educational advisor to the Hayground School where, among other things, she guides curriculum development and supervises teachers. She is the author of Context is Everything: The Nature of Memory (1999) and The Stories Children Tell (1994) and has published articles on narrative development, memory development, and creativity during childhood. Susan earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from CUNY Graduate Center.