Susan Wynn

Faculty Assoc
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0604

Biography

Susan Wynn has spent her 20+ year career in administration, instruction, and information systems working within higher education, government, and non-profit entities.

 

She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), with a Master of Science degree in Information Management (MSIM) (Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business), as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies with dual minors in Business and Interdisciplinary Writing & Rhetoric (Eastern Oregon University, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Theta Kappa). She is also a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

 

Susan also teaches courses in Project Management at Arizona State University for the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.  She is also the former information systems manager directing ASU's enterprise budget systems (Workday Adaptive Planning, STAR).   

 

Susan currently serves as the Director of Special Projects in the Office of the Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), assisting in development and execution of strategic initiatives utilizing skills in process improvement, project management, change management, and communication.  

 

Susan has strong ties to Arizona and project management.  She participates as an Advisor and Past-President on the leadership team of the ASU Project Management Network organization (2014 – present).  She was also a volunteer leader at the Project Management Institute (PMI) Phoenix chapter for many years (2018 - 2021: AVP Membership; 2016 – 2018: Board - Vice President Membership; 2012-2016 Past: Financial Liaison Director, Membership Ambassador Director).  

 

Susan continually seeks and looks forward to opportunities to grow both personally and professionally, with her most recent studies focusing on organizational development in higher education.  She has a wide range of personal interests including music (she also teaches private piano lessons), science, technology, animals, the forest, education and cooking (especially baking). She has a delightful sense of humor, enjoys all things STEAM (both real and imagined), and laughs often.  

Education

MSIM  Master of Science in Information Management, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (2013)

  • Top-ranked W.P. Carey School of Business

BS  Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR (2009)

  • Dual minors: 1) Interdisciplinary Writing & Rhetoric; 2) Business (Administration, HR, and Accounting)
  • Selected Spring Symposium Presenter: 1st student to present Capstone via live webcast & website
  • Graduated Summa cum Laude; Phi Kappa Phi honor society

AAS  Associate of Applied Science, Computer Technology, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR (2005)

  • Commencement Student Keynote; Officer, Sigma Zeta Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

CSM  Certified Scrum Master Certification, Scrum Alliance, Inc. (www.scrumalliance.org), Expires 2/2023

PMP  Project Management Professional Cert., Project Management Institute (www.pmi.org), Expires 3/2025

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification, Arizona State University, IRA A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (11/2018)

Prosci� Change Management Certification, Prosci (9/2018)

LINAU SDP  Certificate: Leadership in the New American University, Supervisor Development Program,
   Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (2016)

Research Interests

Business Analysis

Analytics/ Big Data

Educational Technology

Assistive Technology

Information Science

Music (Piano, Clarinet, Percussion)

Courses

Spring 2022
Course Number Course Title
OGL 320 Foundations Project Management
OGL 326 Project Procurement Management
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
OGL 320 Foundations Project Management

Presentations

Spring 2022:

  • OGL 320 Foundations of Project Management
  • OGL 326 Project Procurement Management

Spring 2021

  • OGL 320 Foundations of Project Management

ASU Continuing and Professional Education

  • Introduction to Agile
  • Principles of Scrum

 

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