Florida Dean Leads CBS Educational Forum

Susan Dennett Participates in WPEC Education Town Hall
Susan Dennett Participates in WPEC Education Town Hall - Group Shot

Susan Dennett, Northwood University Florida’s Academic Dean recently served as one of four lead panelists as part of WPEC CBS12’s Educational town hall meeting titled Your Voice, Your Future 2013.
While sharing expertise relating to the importance of equipping students with sound critical thinking skills and proactively researching career interests while still in high school, Dennett played a valuable role in the televised forum which highlighted issues affecting Florida’s educational future.

Simulcast on CBS12 as well as other websites, the broadcast event was viewed by thousands, and included discussions relating to school choice, K-3 reading, digital learning, outcome based funding, and whether qualified teachers should receive status of tenure.

Other panelists included Jamie Gas, Director of School Reform at the Pioneer Institute of Boston; Allison Rampersad, a Lynn University School of Business Professor and LeeAnn Wicklander a board member of Parents Educating Children.

Having first joined Northwood University as an adjunct professor of Human Resource Management in August, 2009, Dennett looks forward to applying her extensive experience and strong organizational skills toward her new role.
Northwood Florida President Dr. Tom Duncan remarked, "We value Susan's academic expertise coupled with her extensive professional experience which is the hallmark of the Northwood approach to business education."

Dennett served as the Human Resource and Training Manager for Lionel Trains, Chesterfield, Michigan where she provided leadership through organizational and cultural change. She then served as the Associate Human Resource Manager and Consultant for QVC for ten years while residing in Palm City, Florida. Dennett has consulted to the hospitality industry and also has been a successful entrepreneur who created a successful start-up in the national corporate gift arena.

Dennett earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Oakland University, Rochester Hills, Michigan, a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development/Adult Education from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, and is completing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. A resident of Palm City, Florida and former college athlete, Dennett coaches middle and high school boys and girls tennis teams in her spare time and has co-authored a book chapter and scholarly articles relating to Chinese Pedagogy or Western Andragogy, electronic education and lifelong learning, and digital age teaching with technology.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.