Susan Matthew

Susan Matthew

Associate Chair, Veterinary Medical EducationDirector, CVM Teaching AcademyProfessor 509-335-7552    

Dr. Susan Matthew is a veterinarian with a focus on veterinary education and the human side of veterinary practice. Dr. Matthew is Director of the College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Academy, and is one of the College’s Associate Chairs of Veterinary Medical Education with oversight of the veterinary degree program. She is a founding member of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges Council on Outcomes-based Veterinary Education, and an active member of the Teaching Academy of the Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Matthew’s research portfolio has two main foci: teaching, learning and outcomes assessment in veterinary education; and resilience, well-being and career development in veterinary education and practice. Her teaching focuses on principles and practices of teaching and learning in higher education, and the human side of veterinary education and practice: veterinary clinical communication skills, career development, resilience and well-being.

Education

  • GradCertEdStud(HigherEd), The University of Sydney, 2010
  • PhD, The University of Sydney, 2009
  • BVSc, The University of Sydney, 1999
  • BSc(Vet), The University of Sydney, 1997

Research Interest

  • Professional development in veterinary education
  • Resilience, well-being and career development in veterinary education and practice
  • Teaching, learning and outcomes assessment in veterinary education

Publications

Professional Service

Honors and Awards

  • Berger Keatts Distinguished Professorship, 2022-present
  • Presidential Award for Meritorious Service, American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, 2020
  • Academic Advisor Excellence Award, Graduate and Professional Student Association, Washington State University, 2016-2017