Suzanne Simons


B.A.s, Journalism and Sociology, Indiana University, 1981; M.A., West European Studies, Indiana University, 1983; K-12 Education Certificate, St. Martin's College, 1992; M.F.A., Creative Writing/Poetry, Sierra Nevada College, 2016.

Expertise: poetry and literary arts, community studies/Middle East studies, journalism

Interests: Page (literary) and stage (spoken word) poetry as agents of social change locally, regionally, nationally and globally; flexibility of poetry and spoken word to illuminate lives and spark change in various contexts - environmental stewardship, collaborative peace-building across communities and cultures, empowering marginalized communities; mindfulness and movement, beauty and rhythm as tools to strengthen us and broaden community involvement in social change.

Related Subject Areas

Community Field-Based Studies Literature, Language, and Communication Consciousness Studies

Contact Information

(360) 867-6710
Alt: (253) 680-3036
Building: Lab I
Room: 1024
Mailstop: LAB 1020