Susan Smith Nash is currently Director of Education and Professional Development for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was associate dean for graduate programs at Excelsior College (Albany, NY). Previous to that, she was online courses manager, Institute for Exploration and Development Geosciences, and director of curriculum development for the College of Liberal Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, where she developed an online degree program curriculum for online courses at The University of Oklahoma. She also developed interface for courses as well as administrative and procedural support, support programmers, protocol and training manuals, and marketing approaches. She obtained her Ph.D. and M.A. in English as well as a B.S. in Geology from the University of Oklahoma.