Sue Farris M.Ed.

Instructional Designer

Sue Farris joins the instructional design team from southern Maine. She graduated from Granite State College in 2010 with a B.S. in Behavioral Science and a minor in Adult Learning & Development and went on to earn her M.Ed. in Adult Learning & Development from Plymouth State University in 2012. She has been an adjunct instructor at GSC since January 2013, and her instructional design experience spans both higher education and the corporate environment. In 2014, Sue attended the USNH ATI, where she developed significant interest in Open Educational Resources (OER).

Sue loves to learn and is fascinated by the brain and how it learns, and particularly how personal experience shapes learning, especially throughout adulthood. Her goal as an educator and instructional designer is to create relevant, engaging, and reflective environments that deepen and nurture student learning beyond traditional lecture and pen-and-paper methods.

When she’s not designing instruction or teaching, Sue is most likely to be found atop her bicycle or involved in some other type of outdoor activity: birding, camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, beach combing, swimming, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing - essentially, anything that allows her to deepen her connection with nature.

Sue is thrilled to be working at Granite State College, her alma mater, and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with faculty and staff.

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