Susan Reutter, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty,
Department of Doctoral Research

Susan S. Reutter earned her MS in Human Services with a Criminal Justice Socialization from Capella University in 2006 and her Doctor of Educational Leadership in 2018 from Drake University. In 2007, she began instructing (adjunct) Criminology and Sociology face-to-face and online at her local community (2011-present) college. She went on to become an adjunct Instructor for Buena Vista University (2008-present), DeVry University (2009-2016), Franklin University (2010-2016), and another local community college in 2010. Her course list expanded as well, including: Marriage and Family, Juvenile Delinquency, Professional Ethics, Research Methods, Human Services Ethics, and Diversity for She has consistently promoted professional development by attending conferences and furthering her education. Susan promotes life-long learning, growth mindset and is known for being passionate about effective leadership, assessment, honesty, and ethics.

Life-long learning and growth mindset are important to professional development. Therefore, Susan created and disseminated the following Professional Continuing Education Course/Units. All professions are the beneficiaries of the information presented. All professions involve many levels of social dynamics. Each course is original content, referenced, offers a quiz assessment and certificate for completion.

 

Diversity Information: A Conversation

Introduction to Growth Mindset

Basic Professional Ethics: An Introduction

Intermediate Professional Ethics: Policy and Consequence

Workplace Communication: Employable Skills

Family Dynamics: Perspectives

Family Dynamics: Roles

Human Development: An Introduction

Introduction to InTERpersonal Communication

Intrapersonal Communication (R.B.T. and D.B.T included)

Complicated Grief: Pre, mid, and post-event grief and recurring-event grief

Reconstructing Relationships: Healing Choices

InTRApersonal Communication/Social Interaction: Ideas and Assumptions

Advanced InTRApersonal Communication

Education

  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership
    Drake University
  • Master's in Human Services
    Capella University
  • Bachelor's in Liberal Arts
    Iowa State University

Research Interests

I have many research interests:

  • Leadership Styles and Practices
  • Curriculum Development
  • Philisophical Approaches
  • Human, Social, and Cultural Capital
  • Learning Styles and Human Development
  • Human Services Ethics

  • Professional Ethics
  • Criminology
  • Marriage and Family
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Minority Relations
  • Sociology

Growth Mindset

Professional Ethics: An Introduction

Professional Ethics: Policy and Consequence

Workplace Communication: Employable Skills

Family Dynamics: Perspectives

Family Dynamics: Roles

Human Development

Interpersonal Communication

Intrapersonal Communication (R.B.T. and D.B.T included)

Reconstructing Relationships: Healing Choices

Intrapersonal Communication/Social Interaction: Ideas and Assumptions

Program Affiliations

Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of a wide range of curriculum development and instructional methods that can improve teaching and learning in diverse educational settings.

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Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of methods of instructional technology for a wide range of educational settings. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education in Leadership program is designed to help you advance your leadership and research skills within your chosen discipline, whatever that may be. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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Ed.D. in Nursing Education Doctor of Education

The Doctorate in Nursing Education is for master’s degree nurses who want to help address the growing need for more RNs in today’s ever-expanding healthcare system. The American College of Education Ed.D in Nursing Education program is a fully online curriculum to prepare nurses as educators in either an academic or professional development setting. The program uses a unique interdisciplinary approach to focus on the science of teaching and learning. Students will engage in scholarly research to support their dissertation while developing the competencies to create and evaluate curriculum, develop effective teaching strategies, use innovative technology to promote learning and much more as they prepare to educate the next generation of nurses.

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Ed.D. in Public Health Education Doctor of Education

The customizable Doctorate in Public Health Education is designed for healthcare educators and professionals who wish to address public health issues through education in local, national and international communities at the post-master’s level.

64

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Ed.D. in Second Language Instruction Doctor of Education

The Doctorate of Education in Second Language Instruction is designed for professionals with a master’s degree who wish to advance their second language instruction skills and knowledge at the post-master’s level. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction Educational Specialist

The Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction degree is for leaders who wish to advance their skills in curriculum development and instructional methods at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation.

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Ed.S. in Instructional Technology Educational Specialist

The Educational Specialist in Instructional Technology degree for leaders who want to advance their knowledge in instructional technology at the post-master’s level without needing to complete a dissertation. You will use theoretical foundations and current real-world practices to support the development of relevant technology that meet the needs of diverse learners.

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Ed.S. in Leadership Educational Specialist

The Educational Specialist in Leadership degree is designed for leaders who wish to pursue advanced training at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation. You will learn advanced leadership skills and competencies that will make you a more effective leader.

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Ed.S. in Nursing Education Educational Specialist

This program is perfect for nurses who want to advance their knowledge in nursing education beyond a master’s degree without completing a dissertation. It’s also stackable, if you decide after completing the Ed.S. program that you would like to continue and complete an Ed.D. program with a dissertation. This means that you can apply your Ed.S. credits to the Ed.D. in Nursing Education and complete that program in just 37 credits.

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Ed.S. in Public Health Education Educational Specialist

The Education Specialist in Public Health Education degree is designed for educators and healthcare professionals who wish to address public health issues through education in local, national and international communities at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation.

34

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Ed.S. in Second Language Instruction Educational Specialist

The Educational Specialist in Second Language Instruction is for professionals with a master’s degree who wish to advance their second language instruction skills and knowledge at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation. Students will become more effective leaders in the field of Second Language Instruction through in-depth knowledge of research-based theories of language acquisition, assessment and instructional methods, strategies that promote cultural understanding, and current best practices to meet the needs of second language learners across diverse educational settings.

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M.Ed. in Educational Business Administration Master of Education

The Master of Education in Educational Business Administration program was designed for those who want to develop business and leadership skills in an educational setting. Framed by the standards from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), the program prepares strategic leaders for senior administrative positions in a variety of settings including public, charter, and private schools, as well as community colleges and other educational institutions or learning organizations.

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M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education

This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement

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M.S. in Organizational Leadership Master of Science

ACE’s M.S. in Organizational Leadership helps current and aspiring leaders learn to promote positive change, make data-informed decisions, lead by example, and solve complex problems with sustainable solutions. Using real-world case studies that bring leadership philosophies to life, you will learn to improve organizational performance, strengthen your leadership, and have the tools to advance your career and succeed. In short, you’ll train to be the kind of leader that other leaders seek.

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Certificate in Higher Education Certificate

This program is designed for students wishing to learn more about the key areas of higher education. Students will learn about relevant higher education topics that will allow them to advance their knowledge and career in higher education.

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Certificate in Organizational Leadership Certificate

The Certificate in Organizational Leadership supports leadership as a personal and professional journey preparing graduate students to contribute to their professional communities as highly effective leaders capable of addressing real-world problems through evidence-based decision making, the use of leadership frameworks, theories and philosophies, communication, collaboration, ethics, cultural responsiveness, strategic planning, and innovation, through a variety of settings, including virtual workplaces. The certificate provides leadership skill development that spans across all disciplines including education, healthcare, nursing, administration, and business.

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Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate

Developed to enhance professional skills, this program provides an opportunity for teachers to learn how to support other teachers through learning how to help them reach their potential in teaching.

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M.B.A. in Social Impact Masters of Business Administration

The online MBA in Social Impact from American College of Education combines the rigor of a traditional MBA with the power of doing good. This unique program is for business professionals with a desire for more – more knowledge, more opportunities and more impact. It’s the right choice for students who want to become leaders in their field or excel as entrepreneurs in the complex global community while also using the power of business for good.

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Micro-Credential in Organizational Leadership Micro-Credential

Leadership is more than managing tasks; it involves investing in individuals, pursuing effective policies and procedures to ensure an organization is successful. Enhancing personal and professional abilities and traits, this micro-credential identifies practices of exemplary leadership, asking students to engage in actions leading to change through shared vision, analyzing processes, and enabling others to reach their potential through shared modeling and advocacy. Leaders make a difference as they bring change.

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