Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D.
Dr. Susan Brookhart is Professor Emerita at Duquesne University and an independent educational consultant based in Helena, Montana. Dr. Brookhart was previously professor and chair of the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership at Duquesne University; prior to that, she was an elementary and middle school classroom teacher.
Dr. Brookhart’s research interests include the role of both formative and summative classroom assessment in student motivation and achievement, the connection between classroom assessment and large-scale assessment, and grading. She is author or co-author of seventeen books and over 70 articles and book chapters on classroom assessment, teacher professional development, and evaluation. Dr. Brookhart also works with schools, districts, regional educational service units, universities, and states doing professional development.
Brookhart received her bachelor’s degree from Arcadia University and her doctorate in educational research and evaluation from The Ohio State University.