Susan Gregoire, PhD, RRT

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Director, AHS Academic Advising Center
Director, AHS Academic Programs

Koons Hall, Room 100F


Dr. Gregoire holds several positions within the Department of Allied Health Sciences. She is the Director of AHS Academic Programs, Program Director for the Allied Health Sciences major, and the Director of the Department’s Academic Advising Center. Prior to joining UConn and the Department of Allied Health Sciences, Dr. Gregoire was the clinical education coordinator for the Cardio-Pulmonary Care program at the Community College of Rhode Island and a clinical educator at hospitals in Eastern CT. Prior to her career in academia, Dr. Gregoire spent many years practicing cardio-pulmonary care in the clinical environment with specialty areas in ICU and NICU. Dr. Gregoire began her career at the University of Connecticut in 2001 as the Academic Advising Coordinator at the Avery Point campus. She joined the Department of Allied Health Sciences (formerly the School of Allied Health) in her current position in 2003. Her areas of interest are clinical reasoning ability and student persistence in academics.

As Director of Academic Programs, Dr. Gregoire provides leadership and coordination of the activities associated with specified aspects of student services and serves as the official representative of the Department on matters relating to academic affairs. Under the direction of the Department Head, she oversees the administrative planning and evaluation of policies, procedures and services as they relate to academic affairs in the Department. Additionally, she assists the Department Head in fulfilling the mission through the development and implementation of new programs, majors and certificate programs. In her position as Director of the Allied Health Sciences major, Dr. Gregoire provides leadership and coordination of the activities associated with the development of and continued evaluation of the mission and learning objectives of the Allied Health Sciences major; serving a student body of over 800 students. As Director of the Allied Health Sciences Academic Advising Center, she coordinates services for undergraduate students in the department and to prospective students with respect to planning their academic programs and formulating career goals. Among other duties, she oversees faculty advisors dedicated to assisting students in course selection and registration, majors decisions, admission to graduate school, and serves as a resource to students, parents, faculty and staff in the Department and to the University community with respect to allied health and health-related careers.


  • AH 3000: U.S. Healthcare Systems and Professional Practice


  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Educational Leadership, 2001
  • M.A., University of Connecticut, Education, 1996
  • B.S., Quinnipiac College, Cardio-pulmonary Care, 1983

Professional Associations and Committees

  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • Executive Committee, Region 1, NACADA (2005-2007)
  • CT state representative, Region 1, NACADA (2005-2007)
  • NACADA Region 1 Conference Site Chair (2006)
  • National Career Development Association (NCDA)
  • UConn Alumni Association

Honors, Scholarships, and Awards

  • UCANRAA Outstanding Staff Award, 2007
  • Nominated for UConn Professional Advisor and Student Advocacy Award – 2002, 2005, 2007, and 2008
  • NACADA Region 1 2005 Administrator’s Institute Scholarship
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Connecticut
  • Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Connecticut