Burggraf | 303-546-3524

Associate Professor, Contemplative Psychology | Director, School of Natural and Social Sciences
Natural and Social Sciences
PhD, Bryn Mawr College
MA, Bryn Mawr College
BA, Rosemont College

Areas of Specialization:

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Dzogchen Buddhism

Susan is a psychologist with a broad background in social, developmental and clinical psychology. Her dissertation, under the supervision of social psychologist Clark McCauley, was about the appeal of horror movies. Before joining the faculty at Naropa, Sue taught at Mount Holyoke and Bowdoin College. Her recent research has been on the effects of various kinds of meditation on empathy, altruism and other social affects and behaviors. Susan is a practitioner in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.