Dr. Susan Jaffe

Dr. Susan Jaffe

Dr. Susan Jaffe

Visiting Assistant Professor, Special Education and Disability Studies

School: Graduate School of Education and Human Development


Dr. Susan Jaffe is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Special Education. Her most recent research focuses on teacher retention. Additional research interests include reflective practice in Action Research and early emergent reading acquisition.

In 2020, she was the recipient of the Rita Ives Award, which recognizes outstanding performance as a professional in the field of emotional and behavioral disabilities.

Prior to joining the faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor, Dr. Jaffe held a part-time faculty appointment teaching several classes in GW's Department of Special Education and Disability Studies in programs for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. She also taught undergraduate and master's level courses in reading for ten years at The American University. In addition, Dr. Jaffe has worked as a special educator and reading specialist for over thirty-five years in several public and private schools in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Ed.D., The George Washington University

M.A., The George Washington University

M.S., Johns Hopkins University