Susan Bonner (she/her) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. Prior to joining MSU, Susan served as the Chair and Associate Professor of Digital Art and Design at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. During her tenure, she taught game, animation and concept and production art courses within the Entertainment concentration.
Educational games she produced through The EPIC Project has won Serious Play and Meaningful Play Awards. She is the creator of The Road Crew Social Emotional Health Game, which aims to teach young children coping skills for anger, loneliness, and anxiety through an AR experience. Accessible, universal, and inclusive design is at the heart of her teaching, art, design, and the work she produces.
Susan actively participates on panels for the National Science Foundation, specifically focusing on Small Business Innovative Research in VR, AR, AI, and Learning Cognition. Her expertise and insights contribute to shaping the future of emerging technologies. Susan holds an MFA from the University of Cincinnati and a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design.