Dr. Sue Kenney has been teaching at IHA since 2008. She taught English for the first eleven years of her tenure and joined the Social Studies department in 2019. 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 Doctor of Letters degree from Drew University in interdisciplinary humanities. Dr. Kenney is currently taking courses at Columbia University and is working on a certification in Narrative Medicine
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.
Dr. Kenney has been involved in various social justice projects with students over the years and has been chairing the Academic Integrity Committee at IHA for several years.