Susan Pennestri

Senior Associate Director for Online Programs

M.A., Educational Technology Leadership, The George Washington University

Susan Pennestri provides leadership and operational management for the various online course teams at CNDLS. Her portfolio of online programs include a wide variety of individual courses, certificate programs, and full degree programs across different departments and schools at the University. She provides strategic and operational guidance to academic units by working closely with deans, faculty, program directors, and professional staff to ensure efficient workflows and help broaden high quality teaching and learning.

Since joining CNDLS in 2003, Susan has served in various capacities supporting technology-enhanced teaching and learning across disciplines. In these roles at CNDLS, Susan has always enjoyed working closely with faculty to help design, implement and evaluate mixed modality courses. Prior to CNDLS she taught English as a Second Language in the US and in Italy.

Over the years, Susan has led numerous workshops on research-based principles and best practices on the effective use of technologies. She has also published in various academic journals and presented at a multitude of conferences.