Su Swarat has been a member of the Searle Center since 2001. She has worked on several projects at the center focused on STEM education, including the Gateway Science Workshop (GSW) program, the Science Research Workshop (SRW) program, the National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NCLT) project, and most recently, the NuVIBE program funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
She moved to Arizona in 2012 to serve as the Director of Academic Assessment at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, where she leads the institution-wide program to assess curriculum effectiveness and conducts research on student learning. However, she continues to collaborate with the Searle Center on learning and teaching research efforts.
Su received her PhD in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University. She also holds a Master's degree from Purdue University, and a Bachelor's degree from Peking University, both in areas of Biology. Her research publications and conferences presentations focus on STEM education, program assessment and evaluation, and student interest and motivation.