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Susan Gustin


Office Location: Academic Building 1, Office #3127

Phone: (303) 315-1797

Fax: (303) 315-1780

Areas of Expertise:

  • US History from the Gilded Age through the 1920s
  • World War I
  • M.A., History, University of Colorado - Denver - Finalist for Outstanding Graduate Student in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University - Member Tau Beta Pi
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Susan Gustin worked for 15 years for a major oil company, holding positions in refinery engineering, corporate recruiting and training.  After some years as a stay-at-home mom, she returned to school and obtained a Masters’ Degree in History from UC Denver in 2005.  The focus of her studies was US history from 1877-1930, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century British history. She has been teaching for the History Department since obtaining her degree.
Gustin is passionate about helping students improve their writing skills.  To that end, she worked as a Writing Consultant for the UCD Writing Center for one year.
  • “Detecting Identity: How British National Identity Is Revealed In Detective Novels, 1920-1938,” CU Denver Historical Studies Journal, 2004
  • HIST-1361: American History to 1876
  • HIST-1362: US History Since 1876
  • HIST-1400: Controversies in History
  • HIST-3121: The World at War, 1914-1945
  • HIST-3230: The American Presidency

Fall 2014:  TBD. Please email​