Susan is an award-winning producer of arts and history programming. Most recently, she wrote, produced, and directed Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky, a documentary about an artist just now emerging from her husband’s shadow. It aired nationally on PBS in 2017 & 2018 and won the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Emmy for Writer/Program. In 2019, she will premiere a documentary about Kea Tawana, a housing activist, transgender pioneer, and self-taught artist who built a 3-story Ark in Newark in the 1980s. Susan’s various projects range from a series of history shorts, It Happened Here: New Jersey, to ads supporting pre-k education. Her documentaries include Ben Shahn: Passion for Justice (PBS National Program Service), and Toshiko Takaezu: Portrait of an Artist, Michael Graves: The Warehouse, and New Glass for Wheaton (all distributed via American Public Television).
As a principal at PCK Media, Susan is a key figure in the production of State of the Arts, airing weekly on NJTV, WNET/Thirteen, ALL ARTS, and WHYY-Philadelphia. Prior to forming her own independent production company, she was a staff producer/director at NJN Public Television.
Susan has her master’s from the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School of Communication and a BA from New College of Florida where she majored in Social Theory. She also studied photography and art history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her awards include 15 regional Emmys, four CINE Golden Eagles, two NETA Awards, a Worldfest Houston Gold Special Jury Award, and a Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts Fellowship.