Suzanne Blum Malley is Senior Associate Provost and an Associate Professor of English at Columbia College Chicago. She holds a PhD in English with concentrations in Rhetoric and Composition Studies from Northern Illinois University and an M.A. in Spanish Applied Linguistics and Hispanic Literatures from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to stepping into her current academic leadership position, she served as Interim Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2014-2015), Coordinator of the Professional Writing Program (2013-2014), Director of the English as an Additional Language (EAL) Program (1995-2013), Director of the Writing Center (2006-2007), Acting Chairperson of the English Department (2003-2004), and has held several other leadership positions in shared governance at Columbia College Chicago.
Suzanne teaches primarily in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, focusing on first-year writing courses, professional writing courses, and graduate composition theory and praxis courses. Her areas of research include multilingual and digital/multimodal literacies. She is a founding executive board member (2015-2020) and chair (2017-2018) of the Literacy Studies Forum for the Modern Language Association and has served on the executive committee of the Computers & Writing Graduate Research Network since 2011 . Her recent publications include:
- “Ludic Is the New Phatic Making Connections in Global, Internet-Mediated Learning Environments” a study of student interaction a large-scale, 3-country, writing classroom included in Thinking Globally, Composing Locally: Rethinking Online Writing in the Age of the Global Internet edited by Rich Rice and Kirk St. Amant.
- “Multilingual Literacy Landscapes,” co-authored with Alanna Frost, presents a study of international students’ literacy narratives, included in Stories that Speak to Us: Exhibits from the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives
- “The Global Translingual Literacies Project” a research brief with preliminary findings from a global, multilingual literacy project with a group of scholars from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Russia, Singapore, and Côte d’Ivoire, published in REx: an Index of Contemporary Writing Research.