Name: Dr. Zsuzsanna Szabo
Title: Associate Professor &
Director of Graduate Education Programs
Office Location: Dyson 388E
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2994
Degrees Held:
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Master of Education 
SUNY University at Buffalo, NY
BS Psychology
UBB Cluj, RO
BA Theology
Faculty of Theology, Alba-Iulia, RO
BS Civil Engineering
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, RO



Dr. Szabo had a successful career as a civil engineer in the Plan and Organizational Development at a rail road company in Europe, Romania for 9 years till she decided to change careers and returned to school to complete a  BA in Theology and BS in Psychology from University Babes-Bolyai in Romania.  Then followed studies at SUNY Buffalo where she completed a Masters in Education degree with focus on counseling and educational psychology.  She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from University of Arizona, Tucson.    As an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville she taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in educational psychology.  Enjoyed a short but successful activity at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY as Student Learning and Assessment Specialist.  Then joined Marist College in 2010 in the Department of Education where she is director for graduate education programs and Associate Professor teaching graduate courses face-to-face, hybrid, and online.


Director for the following Graduate Education Programs (email me with any questions):

- Master of Education

- Master of Arts in Teaching 

- MA in Educational Psychology - Campus

- MA in Educational Psychology - Hybird

- 5-year program BA/MA in Educational Psychology



Select Recent Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications


Szabo, Z. (2015). Preparing the Teacher-Researcher: Performance Assessment in an

            Online Educational Research Course. International Journal of Education and Psychology

            in the Community, 5(1-2), 73-86.


Plopper, G.E. & Szabo, Z. (2015). The Lecture-Free Classroom: Teaching students

backward design and Bloom’s Taxonomy to create their own learning environment. CourceSource, 2, 1-7. doi:00.0000/journal.cs.000000


Szabo, Z (2015). Better together: Teams and discourse in asynchronous

            online discussion forums.  Journal of Psychological and Educational Research,

            23(1), 73-88.


Yager, S., & Szabo, Z. (2014). Using electronic resources to teach computer literacy:

            Students’ perceptions and use. International Journal of Education and Psychology in the

            Community. 4(1-2), 46-67.


Szabo, Z., Schwartz, J, & Lopez, A. (2013). Helping preservice teachers develop better

            lesson plans. Review of Social Studies, Law, and Psychology, 7(3), 46-52.


Sano, W.,  Szabo, Z., Borca-Tasciuc, D. A., & Borca-Tasciuc, T. (2013). Introducing

            Nanotechnology into the Thermal and Fluids Curricula: Pool Boiling Heat Transfer in

            Nanofluids. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 40(4), 276-288.

Research Interests:

My research interests focus on cognition and learning, student learning assessment, integrating technology in instruction, and gender issues in education. 


American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Psychological Association (APA) 

Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) 

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Association of American University Women (AAUW) 


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