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Dorothy Suskind is a writer, researcher, and an Assistant Professor in the Education and Counseling Department at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. At Longwood, she directs the Southside Virginia Writing Project, part of the National Writing Project and teaches a variety of classes in literacy and a capstone course entitled Women as Disruptive Change Agents in Their Community. Before coming to Longwood, she served as a Middle School Principal, Action Research Coach for The Center for the Study of Boys, Assistant Professor at the University of Mary Washington, and has taught multiple grades across the JK-12 spectrum in both public and independent schools. Dorothy is the Education Director and is on the Executive Board of the National Workplace Bullying Coalition. In addition, she runs writing workshops in women’s prisons, transition programs, and one-on-one writing partnerships on Death Row.


  • Ph.D. University of Virginia 

  • M.Ed. Virginia Commonwealth University

  • B.A. Virginia Commonwealth University

Current Research Agendas

  • Workplace Bullying

  • Bullying in Childhood

  • Sexual Assault

  • Writing as Transformation

  • Narrative Inquiry

  • Art Based Research

  • Creativity

  • Critical Pedagogy 

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