Susan  Engel

Susan Engel

Susan Engel is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Founding Director of the Program in Teaching at Williams College. Her research interests include the development of curiosity, children’s narratives, play, and more generally, teaching and learning. Her work has appeared in journals such as Cognitive Development, Harvard Educational Review, and the American Education Research Journal. She is the author of four books: The Stories Children Tell: Making Sense of the Narratives of Childhood, Context is Everything: The Nature of Memory, Real Kids: Making Sense in Everyday Life, and Red Flags or Red Herrings: Predicting Who Your Child Will Become. She has also published a number of columns and op-ed pieces on education in the New York Times. She is a founder of, and the educational advisor to an experimental school in NY State. She is currently writing a book on the development of curiosity. She lives in New Marlborough MA with her husband Tom Levin. They have three sons, Jake, Will and Sam.