Susan Stan
Professor of English

Anspach 223
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI  48859 
517 774-3109; fax 517 774-1271 

Fall 2006 Courses 
ENG 481, International Literature for Children and Young Adults

ENG 681, Children’s Literature Seminar  

Prior to joining the faculty of Central Michigan University's English Department in 1998, I spent several years teaching both children's literature and composition at the university level. I am particularly interested in worldwide literature for young readers and am active in the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), a national section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). The World through Children's Books, which I edited, was sponsored by USBBY. During spring semester, February-May 2003, In 2003, I spent five months conducting research at the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany
      During part of the 1970s and 1980s, I worked in the book publishing industry, followed by a stint editing The Five Owls, a periodical about children's literature. My dissertation was an examination of picture books from other countries (see Dissertation Abstract). Most recently, I have been involved with the USBBY-CBC Outstanding International Books award list, launched in 2006. I am currently serving on the 2007 Outstanding International Books committee.

B.A., English - St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
M.A., English - University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ph.D., Literacy Education, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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