Susan Khoee always knew she wanted to teach. She explained, “As a child, I always played the role of ‘Teacher’ with my family and friends and somehow always knew that I wanted to teach.”
She continued, “After graduating in Mathematics back in my country (Iran), I also began to teach math to high schoolers. And because of my love for music, I also began to teach music to kindergarteners. My goal once I arrived to the United States was to teach as well.”
In 2005, Susan graduated with her Master’s Degree in the IS Department, where she had made beautiful memories as an international student in the friendly atmosphere that the department always provided. Not to mention, she had the opportunity to meet many knowledgeable and interesting professors who inspired her to take an interest in becoming a professor - and so she did.
In 2017, Susan joined the CBE as a professor in Information Systems. After working as a database administrator at a software company with over 15 years of experience, she knew she had to share her work experience with students.
“The satisfaction of sharing information regarding the topic in which I am genuinely interested in is the most rewarding aspect of being a professor,” Susan noted.
A firm believer in the adage that “Knowledge is power,” Susan takes great pride in helping her students grow. “Being a professor means understanding and appreciating students’ abilities and helping them grow. I really enjoy the moments when students catch on!”
Susan’s students would be quite surprised to know that she is an adventurer. “Life is about taking chances, trying new things, having fun, making mistakes and learning from them,” like when cooking, for instance. Susan enjoys cooking and baking so much that she even has Instagram and Facebook cooking pages to document her love for food.
Pandemic or no pandemic, Susan unwinds by playing the musical keyboard, listening to music, solving Sudoku puzzles, cooking, and designing.