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Susan Edgington

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Executive Director of Global Launch
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3302
Executive Director of Global Launch
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3302
Biography: 

As Executive Director & Head of Operations for Global Academic Initiatives at Arizona State University (ASU), Edgington oversees a team of more than 60 educators and staff who execute complex global projects and design and deliver educational programs for international learners. Prior to joining Global Academic Initiatives, she was the Executive Director of Global Launch, ASU’s international training and English language education unit and Administrative Director for the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy funded QESST Engineering Research Center at ASU. She was also Operations Manager for the Meilikan Center for Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies, where she managed a portfolio of grant-funded projects in the region and oversaw the ASU Critical Languages Institute, an intensive summer program for the language of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Edgington holds a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Arizona and her background includes training as a public accountant, ten years of ESL teaching experience in Japan and Mexico, and more than 18 years working in higher education administration and operations.

Research Activity: 
  • Edgington, Susan & Dianna Lippincott. English Learner Success in ESL & Content Classrooms: Online courses incubated at Al Quds Bard and American University of Central Asia for the Open Society University Network. Open Society Foundation (7/1/2020 - 6/30/2022).
  • Edgington, Susan. English for Business Program for TELKOM Digital Amoeba Program. Telkom Indonesia (May  - July 2019).
  • Edgington, Susan. 2019 USA Study Programme for Chinese Campus Sports Teachers. Federation of University Sports China and the China Scholarship Council (Fall 2019).
  • Edgington, Susan. 2018 USA Study Programme for Chinese Campus Sports Teachers. Federation of University Sports China and the China Scholarship Council (Fall 2018).
  • Edgington, Susan. 2017 USA Study Programme for Chinese Campus Sports Teachers. Federation of University Sports China and the China Scholarship Council (Fall 2017).
  • Edgington, Susan & Kimberly Chamberlain. English Language Partnership La Universidad Regional Amazónica IKIAM Arizona State University. La Universidad Regional Amazónica IKIAM (Fall 2015 - Spring 2018).

  • Rosen, Julia, Susan Edgington, & Emilia Gracia. Design and Implementation of an English Program for the Academic Bridge Program at IKIAM Amazon Regional University. Ministerio Coordinador de Conocimiento y Talento Humano de parte de La Universidad Regional Amazónica IKIAM (Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)

  • Sipka,Danko, Susan Rooney Edgington. Summer 2005 Critical Languages Institute: Languages of Eastern Europe (Albanian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Macedonian, and Polish). AMER COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOC (4/15/2005 - 12/31/2005).
  • Sipka,Danko, Susan Rooney Edgington, Jeanette Sarah Owen. Learner-Centered Task-Oriented Language Instruction: Converging Technology and Immersion. AZ BOARD OF REGENTS (4/1/2005 - 9/30/2006).
  • Sipka,Danko, Susan Rooney Edgington. Summer 2005 Critical Languages Institute: Languages of Eurasia [Armenian, Tatar, Uzbek]. SOCIAL SCIENCE RSRCH COUNCIL (6/1/2004 - 12/15/2005).