Dr. Susanne I. Lapp is an Associate professor of Education at Florida Atlantic University in Davie, Florida, USA. She received her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Cincinnati with a focus on ESOL and technology, and her Masters in Literacy on second language literacy with emergent readers.  She was an ESOL instructor of graduate students at the UC, and later served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas-Pan American, specializing in literacy education.  In addition to teaching courses in the undergraduate and graduate teacher education courses at Florida Atlantic University, she has also served as the founding Interim Department Chair of Curriculum, Culture and Educational Inquiry at FAU and as Division Chair and Professor of Education at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA.


Presently, Dr. Lapp’s has coauthored several books (such as Literacy, Language and Culture for Mainstream Teachers of English Learners, Building a Literacy Community:  Strategies for Authentic Assessment andExploring Language Arts through Children’s and Adolescent Literature), and has made over 60 national and international presentations and publications that concentrate on educational technology and the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students who teach English reading and language arts in the culturally, linguistically, and ethnically varied classroom.