Associate Professor, Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
3571 Sangren Hall
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Sue Poppink is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the Educational Leadership, Research and Technology Department in the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University. She earned aPh.D. from Michigan State University, an M.P.P. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from Hope College. Dr. Poppink teaches the Doctoral Studies Seminar I & II classes and Dissertation Seminar as well as other EDLD courses. Her research interest is in education policy implementation, concerning what and how people learn about the policy through the implementation process. In particular, she studies curriculum policy using qualitative methods. Prior to joining WMU, Dr. Poppink worked in policy offices at the federal, state and local levels. In addition, she was the principal of elementary school, and early in her career a high school English teacher.