Suzanne Elizabeth Myers, EdD

Suzanne Myers, EdD
  • Assistant Research Professor

Contact Info

Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Suzanne “Suzy” Myers joined KUCRL from the Kansas State Department of Education, where she was the Director of Kansas' LiNK grant, a $27 Million award to the state through the federal Striving Readers initiative. While serving in this capacity, she was also the Coordinator for State Academic Standards, and prior to that served as the K-12 ELA State Supervisor for Standards and Assessment. Suzy has also worked as a high school English teacher and Curriculum Coordinator. 


Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Kansas, 2017
M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University, 2010
B.A. in English Education, Washburn University, 2005
B.S. in Journalism-Advertising, The University of Kansas, 2001


Research Interests

  • Curriculum
  • Instruction
  • Asset-driven
  • Redesign
  • Habit
  • Educator professional development
  • Educator professional learning
  • Alternative professional development models

Selected Publications

Rowland, A., Myers, S., Elford, M. & Smith, S. (2023). Coaching Virtually to Support Professional Learning. Journal of Special Education and Technology. 38(1).75-85.

Myers, S. & Washburn, J. (2022). Increasing Teacher Access to Instructional Coaching Through Virtual Tools: Advantageous Before, During, and After the Pandemic. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 30(3), 1-29.

Myers, S., Rowland, A., Elford, M (2022) Implementing a Virtual Coaching Model for Teacher Professional Development. IGI Global.

Myers, S. (2017). Virtual communities of practice: A study of capacity-building professional learning for teachers (Doctoral dissertation).

Myers, S. & Vest, J. (2016). From Lenin to Lennon: Using music to revive the classics. In L. Johnson & C. Goering (Eds.) Recontextualized: A framework for teaching English with music (pp. 113-128). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Oertel, S., Seeger, V., & Shaw, K. (2014) Kansas ELA College and Career Ready Standards: Best Practices and Misconceptions, Kansas Journal of Reading, 30.


She currently serves on the Executive Board for the Kansas Masonic Literacy Center, is a Flint Hills Writing Project fellow (2006) and is National Board Certified in Adolescent/Young Adult English Language Arts.