Susan Ringler Pet, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor
Sue Ringler Pet earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Connecticut. She received an M.S. from the University of Rochester and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. Her areas of specialization include adolescent literacy, English language arts K-12, adolescent and children’s literature, and multimodal and critical literacies. Dr. Ringler Pet regularly attends professional conferences, presenting on topics that mesh these areas of expertise. She has researched preservice English teachers’ identities as readers and future teachers and recently co-authored a book chapter entitled “Multimodal Response and Writing as Poetry Experience.” Involved in school district literacy initiatives, she also conducts research on disciplinary literacy, focusing on how content area teachers read, write, and think through lenses of their disciplines and implications for teaching. In addition to working for ten years as curriculum developer, teacher, and program administrator in a private school, Dr. Ringler Pet has been a consultant and staff developer in numerous public school districts. She served as editorial assistant for The Journal of Literacy Research for two years and is currently on the review board for The Language and Literacy Spectrum: A Journal of the NY State Reading Association. Prior to coming to Iona, she taught undergraduate and graduate education courses for five years at the University of Connecticut and Eastern Connecticut State University and was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Manhattanville College.