Susan Thackeray

Faculty Member

Dr. Susan Thackeray


Dr. Susan L. Thackeray is the Department Chair and Associate Professor, Technology Management in the College of Engineering and Technology at Utah Valley University.

She has over twenty years of demonstrated administrative leadership in industry and education that includes international and domestic higher education instructional design, distance learning development, usability testing, workforce development, and team organization/training.

Susan is the recipient of the prestigious Women Tech Council award for Education Excellence and was honored with the UVU Faculty Excellence Award.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Science in digital media from Utah Valley University, Master of Education in instructional technology from Utah State University, Doctor of Education from Northeastern University, Boston, and a fellowship with Stanford University.


Fellowship, Stanford University, 2018

Major: Design thinking for strategic innovation and curriculum development

EDD, Northeastern University, 2016

Major: Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, Leadership

MEd, Utah State University, 2008

Major: Instructional Technology

BS, Utah Valley State College, 2006

Major: Multimedia Communication Technology


TECH 6960

Engineering and Technology Projects II, Spring 2024


Internship, Spring 2024


Internship in Technology, Spring 2024

TECH 2010

Supervision in Technology, Spring 2024


Technology Lecture Series, Spring 2024


Technology Lecture Series, Spring 2024


Undergraduate Research in Technology Management, Spring 2024


Aldine, Hannah (Presenter & Author), Thackeray, Susan (Presenter & Author), Annual Conference Online 2023, "Make Your Graduates More Workforce Ready by Democratizing Tech Skills", Educause, Online. (October 19, 2023)
Thackeray, Susan , Navigate, "From the classroom to the boardroom_ Building the next generation of tech leaders", Pluralsight, Salt Lake City, UT. (October 18, 2023)
Thackeray, Susan (Panelist), International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, "Women in Engineering Panel", Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Orem, UT. (July 11, 2023)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Thackeray, Lynn R, Thackeray, Susan L, (2023) "A novel interdepartmental approach to teach cross-functional collaboration in software engineering" (Issue: Paper ID #37034 2023 ). Baltimore, MD: ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.
Hungerford, Hilary , Thackeray, Susan , Smith, Anna-Lise , (2021) "Using Public, On-Campus Art in Teaching and Creating Community in Introductory Geography Courses" (Issue: 2, vol. 18). United States: The Geography Teacher.


Full-Time Faculty Excellence Award

UVU Faculty Senate - April 4, 2019

Recognized for demonstrated excellence in teaching for the College of Engineering and Technology.