Resume for Susan Christy, Ph.D.

Susan Christy, Ph.D.

Susan Christy has created the first ever comprehensive approach, book and training for building strong staff-faculty relationships: Working Effectively with Faculty: Guidebook for Higher Education Staff and Managers. Her current focus is consulting and speaking for universities, colleges, and higher educational conferences on the topics of academic culture, staff-faculty partnerships, customer service in academia, and management skills in an academic environment. Susan is also interested in how higher education can step up to the world’s humanitarian and environmental crises.

Author, consultant, keynote speaker/trainer and researcher. Academic culture, staff-faculty relationships, strategies and best practices for staff who work with faculty
— Book: Working Effectively with Faculty: Guidebook for Higher Education Staff and Manager, 2010
— Customized keynote speeches, trainings, webinars and on-line courses for universities, colleges and higher education conferences (see partial client list and training topics)
— Consulting and research for higher education staff-faculty partnerships, organizational effectiveness, shared services, department and team retreats
— Individual coaching for administrators, faculty and staff at all levels – individual sessions, or
three-month contracts
Management consulting, training design and delivery, coaching, retreats President, Christy Consulting, Inc. 1998-2011. Christy Associates 1988-1998.
— Team building with high-performing teams and teams in crisis – team tune-up to major interventions, team retreats. Corporations, non-profits, higher education
— Management consulting. Corporations, non-profits, higher education
— Training: Leadership skills, customer service, team building, coaching, working with difficult people
— Coaching – one-on-one support that focuses on the client’s agenda
— Christy Consulting, Inc. was dissolved in 2011 and Susan now works as a sole proprietor
Professional speaker, television talk-show host
— Speaker to businesses, academic institutions and community organizations. Topics represent Susan’s broad background in psychology, higher education, business, team building and empowerment
— TV talk show host, weekly program – REACHing the Disabled
Tenured Professor of Psychology Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield CT. 1973-1984
— Director of Psychology program and curriculum
— Coordinator of college Speakers’ Bureau
— Consultant to The Women’s Center, Day Care Center, and Disabilities Program
College and University teaching
— University of Hartford, Hartford, CT. 1971-1973. Part-time Instructor
— Tunxis Community College, West Hartford CT. 1971-1973. Part-time professor
— University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. 1968-1969. Part-time Instructor
— Lowell State College, Lowell, MA. Full-time Instructor. 1966-1967
— Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, 1994. Dissertation on Self-esteem
— M.A., University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, 1967. (Psychology) Thesis on motivation and cooperation in business
— B.A., Connecticut College, New London, CT., 1965 (Psychology)
— Certified Management Consultant. The Institute of Management Consultants
— California College Teaching Credential – Business and Psychology
Board Member
— The Institute of Management Consultants
— The California Institute of Integral Studies
— Keep Your Freedom, Keep Your Dreams (Teen pregnancy prevention)
— American Association of University Women
— Positive Resource Center – AIDS Benefits Counselors
— Mojave Indians, Navajo Indians, Zuni Indians – projects to save their native cultures
— Tsunami Relief work in India – worked in two fishing villages and raised $21,000 to feed hungry people, build 10 houses and buy fishing nets for a whole village
— Juvenile Hall – self-esteem, anger management work with youth
— Guest speaker at many schools, universities, corporations and community organizations
— Center for Attitudinal Healing – facilitated many groups for caregivers
— Spirit Rock Meditation Center
— VERG – Valley Emergency Response Group – San Geronimo Valley, CA