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Susan M. Ferguson

Executive Director, Center for Catholic Education

Staff, Part-Time Faculty


Email: Susan Ferguson
Phone: 937-229-3709

Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 652A


  • M.S. in School Psychology, University of Dayton
  • B.S. in Elementary Education, University of Dayton

Courses taught

  • EDT 109: Personal Aspects of Teaching
  • EDT 110: The Profession of Teaching
  • EDT 331: Religion Methods Lab
  • EDT 475: Student Teaching
  • REL 281, 282, 283 and 284: The Forum for Young Catechetical Leaders

Professional activities

  • National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
  • Catholic Higher Education Supporting Catholic Schools
  • Marianist Educational Associate
  • United States Conference of Bishops (USCCB), Consultant Committee on Catholic Education 2017-18
  • Family Engagement Collaborative of the Miami Valley

Service activities

  • Catholic Higher Education Collaborative, Committee
  • Lalanne, Advisory Board
  • ECHO, Advisory Board
  • Moeller High School, Committee for Catholic and Marianist Identity
  • Bergamo Center, Board of Trustees, Mission and Identity Committee
  • USCCB, Committee on Catholic Education-Leadership Committee
  • National Catholic Education Association, Advisory Council for Learn
  • Springfield Catholic Central, Consultant Compression Planning
  • Family Engagement Collaborative of the Miami Valley, Advisory Board

Research Interests

  • Catholic education
  • Standardized assessment
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Professional learning communities
  • National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • Catholic identity
  • Marianist identity
  • Mental health programs in Catholic schools
  • Early childhood programs in Catholic schools
  • Spiritual direction

Selected Publications

Book review

Review of the book Diaz, C., C. Pelletier, & E. Provenzo. (2006). Touch the Future Teach.


Contributing author. Religious education textbook series for three and four year olds. Resource for Christian Living. Allen, Texas.

Journal articles

Hunt, Thomas, & Susan Ferguson. (2009). Lalanne, A Tale of Commitment and Dedication. Momentum.

Tillman, B., P. Hart, & S. Ferguson. (2002). Using student based portfolios with the NMSA/NCATE Guidelines and the PRAXIS III framework. Middle School Journal.

View additional works by Susan M. Ferguson on eCommons >>


“Decision to Teach.”  A series designed to assist students in the choice of program within Teacher Education. Rowley, J. and Hart, P.M.

“A Call to Teach.”  A video tape designed to invite teacher education candidates to consider teaching in Catholic schools.  The Five Characteristics of a Marianist Education frame the message. Brink, E.