Suzanne England is a retired Professor whose social work career spans nearly 35 years, encompassing direct practice in Head Start, parent education, community and program development, health promotion and disease prevention, teaching, higher education administration, and research. Her current scholarly interests include the use of new media in professional education, memory studies, discursive therapeutic practices, narrative inquiry, critical gerontology, and the medical humanities. Dr. England’s publishing and presentation activities span the areas of popular culture, age studies, narrative, and most recently, cyberculture and digital memory. Dr. England and her colleague, Professor of English Martha Rust, were recently awarded a National Endowment of the Humanities Enduring Questions Grant for their course, What is Memory?
Dr. England served as Dean of the Silver School from 2001-2009. During her tenure at NYU, the School grew both academically and financially; she added new faculty, developed the School's Poverty Agenda, and founded its Department of Lifelong Learning and Professional Development. In 2007, the School was renamed the Silver School of Social Work in honor of a multi-million dollar gift from Constance and Martin Silver.
Prior to coming to NYU, Dr. England was Dean of the School of Social Work at Tulane University. While at Tulane, she oversaw the complete reformulation of the MSW program, resulting in an innovative program focusing on race, poverty, and community-based clinical practice that positioned the School for its central role in Tulane’s post-Katrina Academic Renewal Plan.
Before joining Tulane, Dr. England was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Associated Health Professions at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. England received her PhD and MSW from the University of Illinois, and her BS from the University of Pittsburgh. She also has an MBA from the Executive MBA Program at the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.
The Circle Uncoiled, Unwound’: Following Memory’s Storyline with Mystory
England, S. E. & Rust, M. D., 2018, Matters of Telling: The Impulse of the Story. Leiden, NL: Brill, p. 107-115
Private Troubles, Master Narratives: Dilemmas of Dementia Care in a Short Story
England, S. E., Oct 1 2017, In : Gerontologist. 57, 5, p. 963-968 6 p.
The Progress of Breastfeeding Support Programs in the Indian Health Service
England, S., Oct 2017, In : Breastfeeding Medicine. 12, 8, p. 487-488 2 p.
Memory's Stories and Sites in Driving Miss Daisy
England, S. E., Ganzer, C. & Tosone, C., 2017, In : Storytelling. 5, 1, p. 7-25
Sweet old things: Moral complexities in old age in muriel spark's memento mori
England, S. E. & Rust, M. D., Apr 1 2015, In : Journal of Aging Studies. 33, p. 76-85 10 p.
Unfiltered: Donald Hall on the Contraries of Old Age
England, S. E., 2015, In : The Gerontologist. 55, 5, p. 880-881
Narrative therapy and elders with memory loss by Elizabeth Young: Narrative means to different ends
England, S., Jun 2010, In : Clinical Social Work Journal. 38, 2, p. 203-206 4 p.
Storying Sadness: Representations of Depression in the Writings of Sylvia Plath, Louise Glück and Tracy Thompson
England, S. E., Tosone, C. & Ganzer, C., 2008, Depression and narrative: Telling the dark. Albany: SUNY Press, p. 83-95
"The speech of the suffering soul": Four readings of William Styron's darkness visible
England, S., Ganzer, C., Perez Foster, R. M. & Tosone, C., Mar 22 2006, In : Psychoanalytic Social Work. 13, 1, p. 1-19 19 p.
A critical look at a contemporary welfare-to-work program in the light of the historic settlement ideal
Kreutziger, S. S., Ager, R., Lewis, J. S. & England, S., Aug 30 2001, In : Journal of Community Practice. 9, 2, p. 49-69 21 p.
Introduction to qualitative and interpretive approaches to human inquiry
England, S. E., Nimmagadda, J. & Wagner, R., 1998, Teaching qualitative research: A compendium of model syllabi. Alexandria, VA: Council of Social Work Education, p. 91-98
Compensation of family care for the elderly
England, S. E., Linsk, N., Keigher, S. M. & Simon-Rusinowitz, L., 1995, Family caregiving in a caring society: Policy perspectives. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, p. 64-69
England, S. E., 1995, In : Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping. 1, 1, p. 24-31
Alzheimer’s care and service utilization: Generating practice concepts from empirical findings and narratives
Ganzer, C. & England, S. E., Aug 1994, In : Health and Social Work. 19, 3, p. 174-181 8 p.
Community care policies and gender justice
England, S. E., Keigher, S. M., Miller, B. & Linsk, N., 1994, Women's Health, Politics and Power: Essays on Sex, Gender, Medicine, and Public Health. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Co. Inc., p. 97-114
Modeling theory from fiction and autobiography
England, S. E., 1994, Qualitative Studies in Social Work Research. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE Publications, p. 190-213
The micropolitics of elder care in Memento Mori, Diary of a Good Neighbor, and A Taste for Death
England, S. E. & Ganzer, C., 1994, In : International Journal of Health Services. 24, 2, p. 355-369 15 p.
What to do about grandmother: Employer policies and elder care
England, S. E., 1994, In : Journal of the Korean Social Policy Institute. 6, p. 363-390
Moral reasoning and Alzheimer's care: Exploring complex weavings through narrative
Bartlett, M. C., Gorman, J., Brauner, D. J., Graham, M. E., Coats, B. C., Marder, R., England, S. E., Miller, B., Gaibel, L., O'Shea, B., Ganzer, C. & Poirier, S., 1993, In : Journal of Aging Studies. 7, 4, p. 409-421 13 p.
The Many Faces of Loss: Autobiography of the Alzheimer's Experience
England, S. E. & Ganzer, C., 1992, In : Illness Crisis and Loss. 2, 2, p. 13-21
Wages for caring: An examination of policies to compensate family caregiving
England, S. E., Linsk, N., Simon-Rusinowitz, L. & Keigher, S. M., 1992. New York: Praeger
Women, work and elder care: The family and medical leave debate
England, S. E. & Naulleau, B. T., Jun 3 1991, In : Women and Politics. 11, 2, p. 91-107 17 p.
Paying kin for care: Agency barriers to formalizing informal care
England, S. E., Linsk, N. L., Simon-Rusinowitz, L. & Keigher, S. M., Sep 29 1990, In : Journal of Aging and Social Policy. 2, 2, p. 63-86 24 p.
Family Leave and Gender Justice
England, S. E., Jul 1990, In : Affilia. 5, 2, p. 8-24 17 p.
Community care policies and gender justice
England, S. E., Keigher, S. M., Linsk, N. & Miller, B., 1990, Critical perspectives on aging: The political and moral economy of growing old. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Co. Inc., p. 227-244
Paid to care for their own: A report on a community care program that permits relatives to be hired as caregivers
England, S. E. & Linsk, N. L., Oct 13 1989, In : Home Health Care Services Quarterly. 10, 1-2, p. 61-71 11 p.
Paid family caregiving and the market view of home care: agency perspectives.
England, S., Linsk, N. L., Simon-Rusinowitz, L. & Keigher, S. M., 1989, In : Journal of health & social policy. 1, 2, p. 31-53 23 p.
Payments to Informal versus Formal Home Care Providers: Policy Divergence Affecting the Elderly and Their Families in Michigan and Illinois
Keigher, S. M., Simon-Rusinowitz, L., Linsk, N. L. & Osterbusch, S. E., Dec 1988, In : The Journal of Applied Gerontology. 7, 4, p. 456-473 18 p.
States' policies regarding paid family caregiving.
Linsk, N. L., Keigher, S. M. & Osterbusch, S. E., Apr 1988, In : The Gerontologist. 28, 2, p. 204-212 9 p.
Community agency support of family caregiving
England, S. E., Simon-Rusinowitz, L., Linsk, N. & Keigher, S. M., 1988, In : Health and Social Work. 13, 3, p. 209-218
Paying informal vs. formal home care providers: Policy divergence affecting the elderly in Michigan and Illinois
England, S. E., Keigher, S. M., Linsk, N. & Simon-Rusinowitz, L., 1988, In : Journal of Applied Gerontology. 7, 4, p. 456-473
Community care policies and gender justice
Osterbusch, S. E., Keigher, S. M., Miller, B. & Linsk, N. L., 1987, In : International Journal of Health Services. 17, 2, p. 217-232 16 p.
Paid family caregiving for the elderly: A call for gender justice
England, S. E. & Linsk, N., 1987, In : Health and Social Work. 121, p. 65-71
Osterbusch, S. E. & Linsk, N. L., 1987, In : Health and Social Work. 12, 1, p. 64-71 8 p.
England, S. E. Mary Gordon’s Mrs. Cassidy’s Last Year and caregiver narratives: Dilemmas of self, identity, and relationship in family dementia care. Presented at the Session on Caregiver Narratives: Families in Illness. Modern Language Association, January 2017.
Rust, M. D. and England, S. E. Teaching memory studies. Session for Modern Language Association, January 2017.
England, S. E. Performing age-related dementia in popular television. Accepted for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA, November 16-20, 2016.
England, S. E. Narrative means to policy ends: Insights into eldercare through literature. Presented at Narrative Matters 2016. 6/20-23, Victoria, CA.
England SE. Driving Miss Daisy as memory theatre: Ghosts, hauntings and collective identity. Presented at Popular Culture/American Culture Association’s Annual Conference. March 22-25, 2016. Seattle WA.
Rust MD and England SE. “The circle, uncoiled, unwound”: Following memory’s storyline with Mystory. Presented at The Storytelling Project: 8th Global Meeting, Mansfield College, Oxford, UK, September 5, 2015.
England, SE. Prosaics, Family Memory, and Aging in the Plays of Horton Foote. North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) Conference, Aging and Age Studies: Foundations and Formations, Miami University, Oxford, OH, May 19-22, 2015.
England, S.E. Too Good to be True: Dave Eggers’ Post-Katrina Hero Zeitoun. Presented at the PCA/ACA National Conference, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015.
England, S.E. Performing Age-Related Dementias on Popular Television. Presentation at Playing Age Conference, University of Toronto, Feb. 27-28, 2015.
England, S.E. Memory and aging in Driving Miss Daisy: An exploration of the concept of the psychoanalytic “ third” in drama. Presented at a session on age, performance, and memory at the Modern Language Association Annual Meeting, January 2015.
Rust, M.D. & England, S.E. The circle, uncoiled, unwound”: Following Memory’s Storyline With Mystory. Presented at Memory Network Conference, Roehampton University, UK, September 4, 2014.
England, S.E. Storying Objects, Spaces, and Memories in Driving Miss Daisy: An Exploration of the Concept of the Psychoanalytic “Third” in Drama. Presented at Memory Network Conference, Roehampton University, UK, September 4, 2014.
England S.E. Re-membering Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath: Popular media and the construction of cultural memory. Presented at Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Meeting. April 17-20, 2014. Chicago, IL.
England, S.E. Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath: A case study of narrative knowing, mediated knowing, and the construction of cultural memory. Presented at Narrative Matters 2014, June 24-28, 2014, Paris FR.
England, S. E. Alzheimer's: Master Narratives and Personal Troubles in Mary Gordon’s Mrs. Cassidy’s Last Year. Accepted for the Annual Meeting of Gerontological Society of America Meeting, November, 2013.
England, S. E. Memory, self, identity and relationships in Mad Men. Paper presented at Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Meeting. March 27-20, 2013. Washington, DC
England, S.E. Alzheimer’s: Master narratives and personal troubles in Mary Gordon’s Mrs. Cassidy’s Last Year. Presented at Narrative Matters 2012, May, 2012, Paris FR..
England, S.E. Performing age-related dementia in popular culture. Presentation at the American Society for Theater Research. Nashville, TN. November 4-8, 2012. Under review for inclusion of a proposed edited book, Performing Age.
England, S.E and Rust, M.D. Sweet old things: Portrayals of the vices and virtues of old age in Muriel Spark’s Memento Mori. Presented at Theorizing Age: Challenging the Disciplines. Mastriicht, NL Oct 6-9 2011. Resubmitted with revisions to the Journal of Aging Studies. January, 2013.
England, S.E. Re-membering Katrina: Digital storying of the storm and its aftermath. Accepted for presentation at the Global Conference in Cyberculture, May 15-17, Prague, Czech Republic.
England, S.E. and Rust, M.D. For better or for worse: Mad Men, memory and relationships. Paper accepted for presentation at Remembering, Forgetting, Imagining: the Practices of Memory March 1-2 2013, Fordham University http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=195791, and Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Meeting. March 27-20, 2013. Washington, DC
England, S.E. ‘Round the bend or crazy like a fox? Portrayals of age-related dementia in popular media. Presentation for the Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture Section of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Meeting in Boston, MA April 11-14, 2012.
England, S.E. Alzheimer’s and domestic space: Portrayals in popular culture. Presented at Popular Culture and American Culture Associations National Conference, San Antonio, TX April 21, 2011.
England, S.E. Paid care in domestic and micro-political space: Aging, dependency and memory in Driving Miss Daisy. Presented at Aging, Old Age, Memory, Aesthetics, Toronto, CA, March 27, 2011.