Susan L. Thackeray is an Assistant Professor of Technology Management in the College of Technology and Computing at Utah Valley University (UVU). She has more than 20 years of demonstrated administrative leadership in industry and education that includes international and domestic higher education instructional design, distance learning development, usability testing, workforce development, and team organization/training. Thackeray is noted nationally for the innovative UVU Business Engagement Strategy Career Pathways model to prepare and transition students efficiently into the workforce. She has received multiple awards for innovation excellence and is currently the state lead for NAPE’s STEM Equity Pipeline Project. Thackeray holds a BS in digital media and a master’s degree in instructional technology from Utah State University. Susan received her doctorate at Northeastern University in Boston, with a research focus on underrepresented populations in STEM.