Dr. Sue Rieg

Sue Rieg, EdDAssistant Department Chair

Director of Professional Development School Partnerships

Contact Information

Office: 329 Davis Hall
Phone: 724-357-2400
Email: srieg@iup.edu

Academic Qualifications

  • BS, Elementary Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • MEd, Elementary Mathematics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • EdD, Educational Leadership, Duquesne University
  • Principal Certification, Duquesne University

Academic Interests

  • Professional Development Schools
  • School Leadership
  • Students at Risk of Academic Failure
  • Classroom Assessment


  • Classroom Management
  • Curriculum Evaluation
  • Teacher Leadership

Personal Narrative

Sue Rieg is a professor of education, dean's associate for Educator Preparation, and the director of Professional Development School Partnerships. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and her master's degree in Elementary Mathematics from IUP. She earned her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree and principal certification from Duquesne University.

Prior to her appointment at IUP, she was an elementary school teacher (grades K, 1, 2, and 4), instructional support teacher (grades K-6), and elementary school principal in the Indiana Area School District. Rieg was awarded grants to work with teachers to plan and implement a professional development school partnership with the Indiana Area School District. The partnerships have expanded to additional school districts, secondary English education, and master's in literacy graduate assistants.

Rieg was awarded the Faculty Leader Award for the College of Education and Communications in 2016. In 2014, she received the IUP Distinguished Faculty Award for Service. She is committed to serving the university, the College of Education and Communications, the Department of Professional Studies in Education, and the education profession.

Rieg has co-authored two books, co-edited one book, and has written one book chapter and several professional articles. She has presented at international, national, regional, state, and local conferences. Her research interests include professional development schools, school leadership, classroom assessment, and students at-risk.

Rieg enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael (retired social studies teacher), and their dog, Lucy.