PhD (RMIT), MA (CSU), BA (CSU)
Susan Wood is Head of the School of Communication and Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University and currently the elected academic staff member of the Charles Sturt University Council. Sue has a PhD from RMIT University, an MA (Visual and Performing Arts) from Charles Sturt University and a Diploma of Teaching from Sydney Teacher's College.
As Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture, Sue has taught subjects about nineteenth century European art, the history of modern design, the history of photography, and the relationship between art and the book form. She has extensive experience on University committees including School and Faculty Boards, Faculty Courses committees and Learning and Teaching committees at School, Faculty and University levels. She received an ALTC citation for teaching excellence in 2008 and a Faculty of Arts award for excellence in teaching and research in 2009.
Her doctoral research studied the emergence of modern approaches to embroidery in NSW in the 1960s and 1970s. She continues to write about women's art and craft, with a particular focus on Australian textiles and embroidery. Sue is also practising artist, working in the fields of stitched textiles and artist's books.