Susan Alexander, PhD
Director of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research, Academic Advisor
Dr. Susan Alexander joined the Honors College in 2010. Susan came to us from Duke University, where she served as the Executive Director of the Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center and taught for the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Prior to her work at Duke, Susan was responsible for the U.S. Department of Education’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program for South Carolina and served on national and federal advisory committees to provide assistance in the prevention of youth violence and substance abuse.
Susan supports our existing Service Learning classes as well as developing new classes for each semester. She is also responsible for our Undergraduate Research Program and has a goal of helping every Honors College student engage in a research project prior to graduation. Susan advises across disciplines including psychology, anthropology, and history. She enjoys teaching introductory research for undergraduates and continues to be interested in the prevention of adolescent substance abuse, adolescent anxiety, and ethical issues in counseling. She is a National Board Certified counselor and has clinical experience with children, adolescents, and families. Susan was a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and received the President's Award from the Counseling Association for Humanistic Education and Development.
Susan is an avid wine collector and enjoys cooking with her husband, filmmaker and photographer Larry Cameron. Susan and Larry enjoy spending time with their four daughters, getting away to McClellanville as often as they can, kayaking, and traveling. They are both alums of the University, and Susan is happy to “be back home.”