Susan Monagan has been manager of audience development and special projects in the Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College since 2005. She has been a board member of the State Theatre of Ithaca since 2009. She is also a member, representing arts and culture, of the Strategic Tourism and Planning Board of the Tompkins County legislature.
Since 1992, Susan has been a public speaking coach. She has concentrated her clients within the academic community, developing training to coordinate with on-campus leadership programs. Her clients include Dartmouth College and, especially, Rutgers University and its Institute for Women's Leadership. Susan holds a B.A. in English from Dartmouth and completed study at Trinity Repertory Conservatory where she studied acting, playwriting, and directing and developed strategies for effective performance.
She was a project team member of Cornell's New York Creative Economy research project, and was engaged in several projects initiated by Cornell's CARDI (Community and Rural Development Institute) from which she received an M.P.S. degree focusing on art and community development.
You can find out more about Susan by visiting http://staff.ithaca.edu/smonagan/