Sue Subocz, Ph.D.
Sue Subocz, Ph.D.
Dr. Sue Subocz was appointed associate president and provost of Walden University in 2022.
Dr. Subocz is responsible for leading Walden’s academic programs online for diverse adult learners.
Dr. Subocz has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, and she has served in several leadership roles with Walden since 2014. She is an outstanding leader who consistently demonstrates her passion for Walden, commitment to the success of our students, and dedication to advancements in curricular innovations that improve learning experiences for diverse adult student populations.
As provost, Dr. Subocz led efforts to transform academic governance to an engaged stakeholder model, creating new opportunities for collaborative and innovative approaches to student retention and progress, particularly in areas of university-wide approaches to doctoral research and early term retention for undergraduate students. Dr. Subocz also led Walden efforts to integrate with the Adtalem network, particularly with respect to shared mission areas of social change, educational justice and healthcare equity initiatives aligned with the social determinants of health.
Dr. Subocz has also served as Walden University’s vice provost for curriculum, product strategy, innovation, and design. She formerly served as vice president of product strategy, innovation, and design for Laureate Online, where she improved student engagement with leading innovative digital product design and quality program development.
Prior to joining Laureate Online, Dr. Subocz served for 13 years in a number of academic and operational leadership roles at the College of Southern Maryland where her commitment to include full-time and adjunct faculty in decision-making and institutional endeavors led to increased engagement and institutional thought leadership in online learning, faculty development, and learning outcomes assessment. As vice president of academic affairs Dr. Subocz led academic units through the 10-year Middle States reaffirmation process, achieving full re-accreditation and enabling faculty leadership in a variety of high-impact student success and goal completion practices. As chair of the Division of Distance Learning & Faculty Development, Dr. Subocz led efforts to fully incorporate Quality Matters standards, ensuring faculty engagement and support in leading online curriculum development.
Dr. Subocz also served as a faculty member at the College of Southern Maryland, teaching courses in mathematics and physics, in both on-ground and online formats. She led the way in bringing online labs to the college, allowing for a full online student experience in the sciences.
She has published numerous papers on teaching, education innovation, and academic quality. She is also a frequent speaker on digital experiences in higher education, academic quality, and leveraging innovation in technology to improve student experience and success.
A first-generation college graduate, Dr. Subocz earned both her PhD in Education, Instructional Design for Online Learning, and her Master of Science in Education from Capella University. She earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland. Dr. Subocz is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering before going on to serve 26 years in the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve.