Susan Altman is an Associate Professor and Assistant Chairperson in the Visual, Performing and Media Arts Department at Middlesex County College in Edison, New Jersey. She has over 34 years of experience in teaching studio foundations at the college level including Drawing, 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional Design. In addition to teaching college courses, since 1990 she has taught middle school students and gifted and talented high school students for college credit as part of the Middlesex County Arts Middle and High School which meets at the college during the spring semester.
As a College Board endorsed consultant to the AP® in Studio Art, she is a reader for the AP® Studio Art Exam and is actively teaching professional development workshops to both new and experienced AP® teachers. As a founding member, and current Director of the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching at Middlesex, she is active in professional development across the disciplines. Her research in the pedagogy of teaching studio art and her passion for teaching is enthusiastically shared with her colleagues and presented at national and international conferences including the College Art Association, FATE - Foundations in Art Theory and Education and The Lilly Conference for Brain Based Teaching and Learning.
Professor Altman received her BFA in Printmaking from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and her MFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art. She has an active studio practice in drawing and printmaking, which has been shown nationally and internationally. Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections including The Art Institute of Chicago, The Brooklyn Museum and the Library of Congress.