Susan Elrod


Indiana University South Bend

Susan Elrod is the chancellor at Indiana University South Bend. She is also a co-founder of CRUSE, the Coalition for Reform in Undergraduate STEM Education, which is a consortium of national associations focused on fostering national collaborations for student success in STEM. She is an experienced biology professor, university administrator, and national leader in STEM higher education and systemic change leadership. Elrod has more than 20 publications on topics ranging from undergraduate research to systemic change and leadership, as well as several scientific publications and patents. She serves on the HERS Board of Directors and the editorial board of Change Magazine. She holds a Ph.D. in genetics from the University of California, Davis and an undergraduate degree in biological sciences from California State University, Chico. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Novozymes, Inc. and was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in January 2020 for her work in STEM higher education.