Susan Rinaldi spent the past two years at the Associate Director of the University of Arizona THINK TANK (a comprehensive learning center) and prior to that position five years as Coordinator of the Peer-led Study Group program and then developer and Coordinator of the Peer-led Tutoring program at the University of Michigan Science Learning Center. Through these various opportunities she has focused on creating an environment that provides high level programming, discussions, materials, and assessments for students and staff to integrate into their approach to college level learning and support of students academically, personally, and professionally. In order to accomplish goals in these areas she applies and demonstrates a variety of strategies based on essential educational principles encompassing cognitive functioning, learning theory, diversity issues, instructional planning, and assessment. Susan has been and continues to be dedicated to serving students and promoting programming to foster their academic success.
Susan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a Master of Arts in Educational Studies from the University of Michigan. In 2016 she was awarded the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) prestigious national certification of Certified Learning Center Professional – Level 3.