Susan Shim Gorelick began teaching in the Mathematics and Sciences Department as an adjunct instructor in January, 2014, and now joins the department full-time. Susan has taught a variety of math and science courses at the Community College of Rhode Island, the University of Rhode Island, Portsmouth Abbey, and Damascus High School (MD). She served as a teaching assistant in Chemistry for the Nursing programs at American University (DC) and Adelphi University (NY).
As a researcher, Susan has studied wind energy for the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources; consumer preferences valuation on aquaculture and eco-labeling, and on seafood sustainability and eco-labeling at URI; Cisplatin therapy for ovarian cancer at the University of California at San Diego; and high performance liquid and gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy for the FDA. Susan has authored papers and presented at conferences on a variety of topics relating to wind energy, water quality, and sustainability.
Susan holds a Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Science Degree in Chemistry from the American University. She has completed some graduate courses in Chemistry and Education at Adelphi University. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Stony Brook University (formerly State University of New York at Stony Brook).