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Sue Kater, PhD

Associate Professor of Higher Education

(602) 614-0324


Dr. Sue Kater received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Arizona with a focus on community colleges. She is a scholar and a practitioner, most recently a faculty member at Northern Arizona University. For 30 years, she worked in a variety of community college administrative roles including as Special Assistant to the Chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges and Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Research. Her research and publications center around faculty work and shared governance, and she teaches a variety of graduate courses including organization and administration, assessment and evaluation, and various community college topics. She is on the editorial boards of The Review of Higher Education and Community College Review. Dr. Kater is also the project manager on a $1.26M grant to address students’ food security issues at rural community colleges. Besides work, she enjoys the outdoors, golfing, and reading any kind of interesting biography. Dr. Kater is excited about the wonderful opportunity to join new colleagues at Idaho State University!