Dr. Susan Neuman
Professor; former Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education

Dr. Susan Neuman is the author of the newly published book, "Changing the Odds for Children at Risk" (Praeger). She previously served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education under President George W. Bush where she was in charge of implementing No Child Left Behind.

Neuman is currently a Professor in Educational Studies at the University of Michigan specializing in early literacy development. At Michigan, she has directed the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA), focusing early childhood policy, curriculum, and early reading instruction, pre-kindergarten - grade 3.

Neuman is involved in a number of research projects all working to change the odds for children in poverty. She received her doctorate at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California in 1977, and her B.A. at American University. Prior to coming to Michigan, she was a Professor at Temple University, the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and Eastern Connecticut State University.