Susan Thompson Gorman, Ph.D.

Susan Thompson Gorman, Ph.D., has been appointed Stevenson’s Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Gorman previously served as the Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and was the founding Dean of Stevenson’s School of the Sciences. In her new position, she will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet while providing the academic leadership for Stevenson. As Chief Academic Officer, Gorman will lead the deans of Stevenson’s seven Schools, support the professional growth and development of faculty, participate in shared governance, and support student learning through academic services.

A graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio, Gorman holds a Ph.D. in Physiology from the Johns Hopkins University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She joined Villa Julie College in 1991, developing new courses, a senior capstone program, and the institution’s first pre-medical curriculum. As an academic administrator, Gorman has held three positions: She was appointed to serve as the Founding Director for the Science and Mathematics Division in 2001; in 2009, she was selected as the Founding Dean for the School of the Sciences; and in 2014 she was appointed as the Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

“The most important thing that we do at Stevenson, the only thing that really matters, is educating our students and equipping them for the future,” Gorman notes. “Our motto, ‘For Learning, For Living,’ says it all. I am privileged to work with many talented colleagues whose commitment to excellence, hard work, and support are responsible for the accomplishments we have achieved collectively.”