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Susan McGury

  • Associate Professor, Director of CAEA
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  • Faculty
  • 312-362-6736


Susan McGury is Associate Professor at DePaul University with a PhD in literature and visual art from the University of Reading, UK. She designs and teaches courses on the intersections of art, literature, and culture with other are​​as of the liberal arts and business studies, including designing courses in Art Collecting, Globalization and Professional Practice, Art and Cultural Transformation, Travel, Art, and Identity, and Arts of Ethnic Minorities (onsite at locations in Southeast Asia). Her research, scholarly presentations, publishing and consulting work reflects this multiple focus: she led Literature and the Law seminars with Illinois Circuit Court Judges, ran cultural diversity seminars for HUD, consulted on professional writing for Chicago City Hall employees and at the Chicago Police Academy. She currently leads a chapter of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Great Decisions international affairs study group and is an active presenter at international education conferences such as the Forum for Education Abroad, NAFSA, and others. She is also the current president of DePaul’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.

Dr. McGury has served in many leadership positions in her years as a faculty member at DePaul’s School for New Learning (now School of Continuing and Professional Studies), including that of graduate programs director, campus director and international coordinator. In the international Coordinator role, she led international programs at her School, designed and led more than thirty short- term and semester long study abroad courses, co- designed and directed an off- site BA program in Hong Kong, co-designed and directed a BA program in Kenya, and served as director and lead faculty in an MA program in bilingual education at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand. She recently completed a year as Interim Director of DePaul’s Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Self Designed MA and MA programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Before coming to DePaul, she created and directed an EFL program at the American Conservatory of Music when she was chair of the Conservatory’s English Department.

Relevant publications include scholarly articles on assessment, arts and culture, and international education, a co-authored book on assessment and outcomes–based education. She is currently completing a book on intercultural competence with David Shallenberger of the School for International Training. Her experience in the arts includes directing three staged theater productions and several public exhibitions of her original photography.