Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

Susan Strehle

Susan StrehleSusan Strehle, distinguished service professor of English, is the vice provost and dean of the Graduate School.

Strehle has extensive knowledge of graduate education and of the Binghamton campus, where she has taught since 1975. She served as vice provost and dean of the graduate school from 1993 to 2000. She has directed 33 doctoral dissertations and served as a member of dozens of other committees. She served as interim dean of the Graduate School of Education in 2007-08.

A scholar who specializes in modern and contemporary fiction, global and American literature, women writers and postcolonial theory, Strehle has published three books and two dozen scholarly articles. She serves on the editorial boards of three major journals and reads submissions for others. In courses ranging from undergraduate lectures to graduate seminars, she has taught surveys and specialized subjects including postcolonial fiction, fictions of nation and diaspora, and American short story.

Strehle has received Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching and in Faculty Service. She has served as chair of the Faculty Senate twice and chaired or co-chaired several committees, including the faculty committee that designed assessment policy for the Binghamton campus, search committees, educational policy committees, and awards committees. Within the English department, she has served as chair, graduate director, and undergraduate director.

After working with the College Board Advanced Placement Test in Literature and Composition for many years, Strehle served as chief reader from 2008-2012, leading 1100 English teachers each summer through the scoring of over a million hand-written essays by high school students.

Vice Provost Strehle's office is located in room 127 of the Couper Administration Building (AD-127). Her phone number is 607-777-2070. E-mail:

Last Updated: 10/6/16