Suzanne Loui joined Washington University as an adjunct instructor in 2002 and in 2017 she joined the Environmental Studies Program as a full-time Lecturer. She has designed courses in keeping with her passion for bridging the humanities with scientific inquiry around topics and challenges of climate change. She has collaborated with colleagues in the fields of physics, ecology, biology, and engineering.
Her courses include: Introduction to Environmental Humanities (The Homestead Act, Indigenous and Settler experiences); Fallout (the evolution and public perception of nuclear technology); Environmental Modernism (the role of technology in human and planetary health); Writing Home (an intensive writing course guiding students through non-fiction accounts of home and climate change).
Her passion for teaching and mentoring students in a field station landscape has been graciously welcomed by Washington University’s Tyson Research Center, to which she has brought her classes since 2009 and where she started a Science Communication/Humanities project called “Humans of Tyson” in 2017.
The content and methods of her teaching are informed through committed, ongoing engagement with Equity, Diversity and Inclusion education.