Dr. Sue Kenney, English teacher, has been teaching at IHA for nine years. Prior to her time at IHA, she owned and operated a restaurant in Hackensack. Dr. Kenney also taught at William Paterson University for seven years, in both the English and Women’s Studies departments. She has a B.A. degree in English from Arizona State; an M.A. in English, with a writing concentration, from William Paterson University; and a doctorate from Drew University.
Dr. Kenney volunteers for First Friends, an immigrants’ rights advocacy group that visits undocumented immigrants being held in detention. As a member of the First Friends team, she is a guest speaker at colleges, universities, and faith-based groups, including Seton Hall, William Paterson, and Arizona State universities.
In 2014, Dr. Kenney and her students founded SAMS club (Students Against Modern Slavery) at IHA. Members have raised funds through various sales and awareness-raising events, which they have donated, in part, to the Polaris Project. Dr. Kenney loves teaching writing and literature at IHA, but her not-so-hidden agenda is to increase compassion and instill a sense of social justice in all of her students.