Suzanne Willever joined the Education Abroad team in 2014. As Associate Director, she manages the office's academic initiatives, marketing and communication, Temple student outreach, and the front desk staff. Among other responsibilities, she develops our communication and outreach strategy, provides oversight for our digital platforms and print publications, and oversees outreach and events on campus. She also works on returned student and alumni programming.
Suzanne grew up outside of Philadelphia, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and worked as a professional event marketing manager and graphic designer before enrolling in the graduate program in Art History here at Temple. She studied abroad in Florence, Italy as an undergraduate and attended the Graduate Seminar in Aesthetics and Cultural Studies at Temple University Rome as a master’s student.
Suzanne completed her PhD in art history at Tyler School of Art and Architecture. Her dissertation, "Raphael's Galatea: Going Viral in Text, Paint, and Print in the Sixteenth Century," examined the role of viral transmission and intermediality in the creation and reception of an iconic work of art. She has taught art history courses, including the History of Graphic Design, Renaissance Masters and Art History Survey at Tyler School of Art and the History of Communications Design at the University of the Arts. Before coming to Education Abroad, Suzanne managed communications and events for Temple’s Teaching and Learning Center (now The Center for the Advancement of Teaching, or CAT), where she also completed the Teaching in Higher Education Certificate.
She currently serves on the board of the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PACIE).
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking for family and friends, spending time with her 4-legged furry creatures, traveling, visiting museums, and breaking out her old art supplies.
What do you like about working in Education Abroad?
"Studying abroad was a transformative experience for me, and I am fortunate now to help others find their own path through study abroad. I especially enjoy working with our student storytellers. It is rewarding to watch the transformation that takes place over the course of the program, no matter where the students go."
Reach Dr. Suzanne Willever by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.