Susan Hannan

Susan Hannan

I study:Traumatic stress”

Why? I have always been fascinated by the idea that two people can experience two (seemingly) identical traumatic events, and yet one person fully recovers from the trauma, and another person’s life is just completely shattered. I also research the social aspects of emotion regulation in trauma survivors and recently began investigating the link between interpersonal trauma and institutional betrayal.”

Ready for fall:COVID has provided an opportunity to learn new technology and develop new teaching strategies. I believe the new strategies and technology I’m learning for the fall will help me long-term in semesters to come.”

In my (virtual) classroom:We need time to check in with each other and see how we’re doing. We’re trying to create a cohesive, collective environment, and we need to be actively aware of how to give students the space to share and to implement that in the classroom.”

My moment of zen:I have actually had many moments of zen over the past several months due to my increased practice of mindfulness and meditation. Now that I’m doing a daily practice, I am reminded of the joy of just sitting outside under a tree and being mindful.”

What I love about Lafayette:I love the close connections that I have formed with students. The ability to really get to know the students here and mentor them in a meaningful way is so rewarding.”

What I like about Easton: All of the trails around the rivers and creek! I am a big fan of trail running.”

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