Susan Wynn

Susan Wynn

Associate Professor of the Practice of Education

External address: 
213 West Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90739, Durham, NC 27708-0739
(919) 660-3075


  • Ed.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 2003
  • M.Ed., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 1997
  • B.A., Averett University 1985

Selected Grants

R2 [Reciprocal Relationships]: Mentorships to Strengthen and Sustain STEM Teachers awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2020 to 2025

Black North Carolina Youth Pipeline to Food & Agriculture-Driven Health Improvement awarded by Department of Agriculture (Consultant). 2019 to 2020

Wynn, Susan R. “Frederick Taylor, hierarchy in organizations, and trait theory.” The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration, edited by F. English, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2006.

Patall, E. A., et al. “Student autonomy and course value: The unique and cumulative roles of various teacher practices.” Motivation and Emotion, vol. 37, no. 1, Jan. 2013, pp. 14–32. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s11031-012-9305-6. Full Text

Marshall, Catherine, and Susan Wynn. “Expanding the Conversation: Collaboration, Complexities and the Missing Pieces.” Educational Administration Quarterly, edited by Linda Skrla, vol. 48, Sage Publications, 2012, pp. 883–92.

Patall, E. A., et al. “The Effectiveness and Relative Importance of Choice in the Classroom.” Journal of Educational Psychology, vol. 102, no. 4, Nov. 2010, pp. 896–915. Scopus, doi:10.1037/a0019545. Full Text

Wynn, S. R., and K. Stephens. “Next generation education: Narratives for the 21st century.” Icsit 2010  International Conference on Society and Information Technologies, Proceedings, Jan. 2010, pp. 336–40.

Wynn, Susan R., and Kathleen Brown. “Principal Leadership and Professional Learning Communities: What Beginning Teachers Value.” International Journal of Educational Reform, edited by Charles Russo, vol. 17, Rowman & Littlefield, 2008, pp. 37–63.

Brown, Kathleen, and Susan R. Wynn. “Finding, supporting and keeping: The role of the principal in teacher retention issues.” Leadership and Policy in Schools, edited by Stephen Jacobsen and Kenneth Leithwood, Routledge, 2008.

Carboni, L. W., et al. “Action Research with Undergraduate Preservice Teachers: Emerging/Merging Voices.” Action in Teacher Education, vol. 29, no. 3, Oct. 2007, pp. 50–59. Scopus, doi:10.1080/01626620.2007.10463460. Full Text

Brown, Kathleen, and Susan R. Wynn. “Teacher Retention Issues: How Some Principals are Supporting and Keeping New Teachers.” Journal of School Leadership, 2007.

Wynn, Susan R., and Kathleen Brown. “A Professional Learning Communities Framework for Novice Teachers and the Role of the Principal.” Teacher Education, 2007.

Brown, Kathleen, and Susan R. Wynn. “Finding, Supporting, and Keeping: The Role of the Principal in Teacher Retention Issues.” Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2007.


Wynn, S. R., and J. Riggsbee. “Re-conceptualizing Reflection: Helping Students Move from Reaction to Action.” Conference Proceedings, 2013.

Riggsbee, J., and S. R. Wynn. “Developmental Supervision: Supporting Psychological and Pedagogical Growth of Pre-service Teachers.” Conference Proceedings, 2013.

Marshall, C., et al. Re-papering the room: Leadership theory for women’s ways. Edited by S. Harris et al., 2005.