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Susan Erenrich

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer School of Prof and Extd Studies

Susan (Susie) J. Erenrich is a social movement history documentarian. She uses the arts for social change to tell stories about transformational leadership, resilience, and societal shifts as a result of mobilization efforts by ordinary citizens. Susie holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University and is the founder/Executive Director of the Cultural Center for Social Change. She has more than four decades of experience in nonprofit/arts administration, civic engagement, community service, and community organizing and has taught at universities, public schools, and community- based programs for at-risk, low-income populations. Currently a professor at American University, she is also the editor of Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: An Anthology of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and is the producer of Wasn't That A Time: Stories & Songs That Moved The Nation, a live community radio broadcast.


Ph.D. in Leadership & Change; M.S in Conflict Analysis & Resolution; M.A. in Performing Arts; B.A. in Sociology

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School of Prof & Extd Studies
Spring Valley Building
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  • Summer 2017

    • WSEM-400 Washington Summer Intern/Sem: Prof Development in DC
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  • Spring 2018