Texas Tech University

Susan Back

College of Education, Office of Program Evaluation and Research Support

Susan Back Susan M. Back is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership in the College of Education and director of the college's Office of Program Evaluation and Research Support.

Her role in the College of Education will be to facilitate the submission and management of research grants funded by federal and state agencies. The Office of Program Evaluation and Research Support provides assistance with:

  • identification of funding sources
  • budget preparation pre-award
  • assistance with preparation of proposals and evaluations
  • financial management post-award
  • NCATE accreditation review for teacher certification

Back has extensive experience in obtaining and managing grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Departments of Education, Commerce, State, Defense, and Health and Human Services, as well as numerous foundations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Intel, Sun Microsystems, and Toyota.

Back received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Rochester in 1969, an M.Ed. from Temple University in 1972, a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Temple University in 1977, and an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Denver in 2004.