Suze Gilbert was born and raised in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She met her husband, Eric, in high school and they married in 1993. Eric and Suze have 3 children. Suze earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education from Freed-Hardeman University. While teaching middle school, Suze completed her M.Ed. at Middle Tennessee State University and then her Ed.D. from Tennessee State University. After several years working as a stay-at-home-mom, Suze taught for the College of Education at MTSU. In 2018, Suze joined the COE at Lipscomb University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses focusing on literacy with an emphasis on teaching writing and building classroom community. Suze serves as the Co-director of the Middle Tennessee Writing Project which is a chapter of the National Writing Project. In addition to her work in the College of Education and local educators, Suze works with Eastern European Missions (EEM) developing Character Education Curriculum and travels to Ukraine twice a year to work with Ukrainian teachers on developing character traits in their classrooms.
Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction College of Education, Tennessee State University
Ed.S. Curriculum and Instruction College of Education, Middle Tennessee State University, May 1997
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction College of Education, Middle Tennessee State University, May 1995
B.S., Elementary Education, K-8 College of Education,Freed-Hardeman University, May 1993