Suzy Nkurlu, Ph.D.


Suzy Nkurlu is a Swahili Lecturer in the Department of French & Italian. She holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia. Her areas of expertise include adult learning and instruction, multicultural issues in education and leadership. Suzy integrates adult learning principles and strategies in her language instruction, thereby cultivating student-centered learning practices. In her teaching, she utilizes authentic materials, and application-based activities to encourage creativity and active learning.

Suzy is a certified expert in Qualitative Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies (IQS) and a vivid advocate for multiculturalism, and international education.

Research areas
  • Swahili
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Ph.D. in Adult Education, University of Georgia
Contact Information

574 Phillips Hall (PH)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States