About Central Connecticut State University


Dr. Susan E. Pease
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Susan Pease

Dr. Susan E. Pease has been serving as the University’s Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs since March 2017. She had been Dean of the Carol A. Ammon School of Arts and Sciences since 2004 (renamed the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in 2015), after serving nearly two years as interim dean.

As dean, she was responsible for 17 departments representing a range of disciplines in the fine arts, the humanities, and the social and behavioral sciences. Her duties included developing and evaluating curriculum, supporting faculty scholarship and outreach, and working with other academic deans on university-wide policy issues as a member of the Academic Affairs Council of Deans.

Dr. Pease came to CCSU in 1989 as an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. She became chair of that department in 1993, and chair of Criminology and Criminal Justice when it became its own department in 1998. As chair, she oversaw development of the University's B.A. in Criminology and M.S. in Criminal Justice.

Dr. Pease began her teaching career as an instructor at Westfield State College in Massachusetts. She joined the Criminal Justice Department faculty at North Carolina Central University in 1981 and was promoted to associate professor in 1989.

She earned a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, an M.S. in criminal Justice from Northeastern University and a Ph.D. in criminology from Florida State University.

Dr. Pease is an expert on drug crimes and on substance abuse treatment programs for prisoners.  She is frequently asked to evaluate the effectiveness of prison drug treatment programs.

She is a member of the United Way of New Britain and Berlin advisory board and The Common Cause of Connecticut advisory board. In addition she is a member of the State of Connection Sentencing Commission.

Contact information:
Davidson Hall 111
(860) 832-2228