FAA Writing Services Advisor Susan Liepert holds a PhD in English from the University of Alberta and an Associate Diploma in Piano Performance from Trinity College London. She has a Master of Design degree underway at IIT's Institute of Design.
She has taught literature, composition, and style for more than 10 years at institutions including the University of Calgary, the University of Alberta, and Mount Royal University. She has worked professionally as a writer, an editor, a researcher, and a print designer for clients including the City of Chicago, the Chicago Region Corporate Sustainability Working Group, the Cook County President's Office, the Cook County Forest Preserve, the Global Philanthropy Partnership, Aon, and General Electric.
Her teaching philosophy is simple: it's hard to learn and suffer at the same time. Encouragement is her main teaching tool. Relying on a wide field of relevant research for guidance, she offers writers new composition methods to try and new ways of thinking through text.