Susan Hogan graduated from UMASS Amherst with a BA in English. She later went to Teachers College/Columbia for a MA in Education and then to Hunter for a MA in TESOL. She also has a Certificate of Advanced Study in Second Language Acquisition/Applied Linguistics from SUNY ALBANY. Susan was a tenured professor of English and ESL at Hudson Valley Community College for 25 years.
In 2013 she spent a sabbatical in Israel studying Hebrew.