Professor, Chair of Faculty Council, Director of the Center for the Study of Academic Labor



Professor. B.A., Knox College; M.A., University of New Hampshire; Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Colorado State University

Sue Doe teaches courses in Composition, Autoethnographic Theory and Method, Reading and  Writing Connections, Research Methods, and GTA preparation for writing instruction. She does research in three distinct areas--academic labor and the faculty career, writing across the curriculum, and student-veteran transition in the post-9/11 era. Coauthor of the faculty development book Concepts and Choices: Meeting the Challenges in Higher Education, she has published articles in College English, The WAC Journal, Reflections, and Writing Program Administration (among others) as well as in several book-length collections. Her recent collection on student-veterans in the Composition classroom, Generation Vet: Composition, Veterans, and the Post-911 University, co-authored with Professor Lisa Langstraat, was published by Utah State Press (an imprint of the University Press of Colorado) in 2014.

First Generation Story

I am a proud first-generation college graduate. I graduated from the same college where my father started but  wasn't able to remain due to the grand economic interruption known as the Great Depression.  My mother had no real shot at college but instead was a working woman long before it was fashionable and was also the best copy editor I have ever known. My parents, neither of whom graduated from college, were committed to the value of a college education and donated annually to the college I attended even well after my graduation. They were both readers and their reading habits were the best role model a college-aspiring first-gen student like myself could hope for!