Lecturer in Education
Susan Rauchwerk is an Assistant Professor at Lesley University and Instructor at Brandeis University. She teachesCoordinator for the Urban Teacher Center, a clinically based program uniquely designed to train teachers to address the needs of students in urban schools.
Dr. Rauchwerk received her undergraduate Ecology degree and teaching certificate in from Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey. She completed her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Teaching and Learning from Harvard University, studying under Eleanor Duckworth.
Rauchwerk has a strong background science, education, administration and teacher professional development through her twenty years with the Massachusetts Audubon Society at Trailside Museum and as the Education Manager for Drumlin Farm. As the Director of Education for Earthwatch Institute. Dr. Rauchwerk conducted scientific research around the globe, and developed grants and learning opportunities for teachers and students to work alongside scientists. Her Earthwatch educational projects include Live from the Field, Classroom Earth Case Studies, and the Year on Earth video series.
Susan Raucwerk’s research interests build on the work of Eleanor Duckworth. She focuses her work on conducting Critical Explorations by documenting the development of understandings in learners as they encounter and engage with content-rich materials and ideas. She serves as a board member for Critical Explorers, and organization committed to developing rich, curriculum materials that can engage students of all ages in deep, meaningful learning experiences. Her teaching-research method involves all students in meaningful, hands-on explorations that invite learners to become critical thinkers and reflective practitioners.