About Susan


Profile picture of Susan ThomasMy name is Susan Thomas and I am from Northeast Missouri. I am an Instructional Designer at a beautiful, public liberal arts college – Truman State University. I have been married to my husband for 24 years and we have one son, Aaron, who is 21 along with two miniature schnauzers.  We enjoy camping and boating together as a family. My personal hobbies include singing and gardening.

Before working in higher education, I was an Instructional Designer and Instructor in the corporate sector for over 15 years. Prior to that, I was a teacher in the public school system. I hold a Masters of Science in Education, with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN.

I have experience designing a wide variety of courses, including Instructor-Led, Hybrid, Blended, and both synchronous and asynchronous online courses. I currently specialize in designing Competency-Based Education courses. Some of my design qualifications include:

Master’s in Education from Capella University                           Bachelor’s in Education from Truman State University                           23 + years of teaching experience                                                                            11 years of curriculum design/re-design experience

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