Suzanne Blum Malley, PhD, has served as provost at Methodist University since January 2020 (current CV available here). 

Prior to taking on her role at Methodist University, she served in multiple faculty and administrative leadership roles at Columbia College Chicago, including: Interim Provost, Senior Associate Provost, Interim Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Faculty Senate Executive Committee/Parliamentarian, Director of the Writing Center, Interim Chair of English, Professional Writing Coordinator, General Education Assessment Coordinator, and Director of English as an Additional Language.

Her areas of research include multilingual and digital/multimodal literacies and globally networked learning environments. She is the co-editor of Translingual Dispositions: Globalized Approaches to the Teaching of Writing, published by the WAC Clearinghouse/University Press of Colorado in 2020, and Translingual Pedagogical Perspectives: Engaging Domestic and International Students in the Composition Classroom published by Utah State University Press in 2021. Other publications include “Ludic is the New Phatic: Making Connections in Global, Internet-mediated Learning Environments” in Thinking Globally, Composing Locally and “Multilingual Literacy Landscapes,” a co-authored study of international students’ literacy narratives, included in Stories that Speak to Us: Exhibits from the Digital Archive of Literacy

She served as an executive board member (2015-2019) and chair (2017-2018) of the Literacy Studies Forum for the Modern Language Association (MLA) and has served on the executive committee of the Computers & Writing Graduate Research Network since 2011.

She has also presented on her work with retention initiatives at the CIC Institute for Chief Academic Officers and on general education and first-year experience reform AAC&U General Education conferences.  

Blum Malley holds a PhD in English: Rhetoric and Composition Studies from Northern Illinois University, an MA in Spanish Applied Linguistics and Hispanic Literatures, and a BA in Spanish, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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