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Susan Eklund-Leen

 Susan Eklund-Leen


office: South 404
phone: 937-286-9786

Dean and Professor
of Cooperative Education

Susan Eklund-Leen's interest in experiential education developed from her work with student organizations, her own involvement in community service and professional associations, and her doctoral dissertation research. She worked as a cooperative education faculty member at Antioch College from 1991 until the closure in 2008. At that time she assumed a leadership role for the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute. In 2009, she returned to the independent Antioch College as director of work. In early summer 2011, she was promoted to dean and professor of cooperative education. Eklund-Leen was selected by the ACPA: College Student Educators International Educational Leadership Foundation as a 2006 Diamond Honoree for making outstanding contributions to higher education and to student affairs in particular. Eklund-Leen received the Ev Wallenfeldt Alumni Service Award from the Kent State University Higher Education Administration Program in 1998 and was honored as recipient of the Philip A. Tripp Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio College Personnel Association in 1994.


Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, Kent State University
M.Ed., College Student Personnel Services, Kent State University
B.S., Education, Kent State University


Presenter: “Work Ethic and Real World Challenges” Wilberforce University NNSA-DOE Research Project (April 2009)

Presenter: “Nightmare on Livermore Street” OCPA Conference (October 2008)

Presenter: “Where in the World is that Antioch Student?” Poster Session, Digital Imaging: Pedagogy, Technology and Practice, Midwest Instructional Technology Center Conference, DePauw University (August 2002)

Panel Member: "Institutional Demographics and Their Impact on the Professional Experience”, Student Affairs in Higher Education Graduate Program, Wright State University (May 2003)

Panel Member: "Doing the „Rite‟ Thing: Designing Rituals to Improve Learning", American College Personnel Association Conference (April 2000)

Presenter: “How to be a Successful Student Affairs Administrator” College Student Personnel Graduate Program, Ohio University (March 2000)

Co-presented: “Great Relationships Make a Great Place to Work” OCPA Conference (October 1999)

Panel Member: "Featured Speakers Panel", OCPA Conference (October 1999)

Responder to Student Affairs Function Area Issues Presentations, College Student Personnel Graduate Program, Ohio University (November 1998)

Panel Member: "Past-Presidents‟ Panel" OCPA Conference (October 1998)

Panel Member: "Pursuing the Ph.D.: Why You Should and What You Should Consider” OCPA Conference (October 1998)

Guest Presenter: "Leadership and Human Relations in Student Affairs", College Student Personnel Graduate Program, Ohio University (October 1997)

Co-presented "Exploring Skills, Competencies and Balance Issues in Student Affairs." OCPA Fall Conference (October 1996)



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