Susan Low, M.A.



The best thing about teaching at Menlo? In Menlo’s small private college environment, working with students to help them become all that they can be and collaborating with outstanding administration, passionate faculty and staff.”
Susan Low, M.A.

Contact Information

Office: 650.543.3850

Education Background

  • M.A., Stanford University, 1987
  • B.S., University of California-Davis, 1973

Biography / Academic Statement


Susan Low had over 25 years college level teaching experience in mathematics, computer science and related courses, as well as extensive professional experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in academia and in the corporate sector in industries ranging from aerospace and high tech to healthcare -- from a start-up to large complex corporate environments. As a mathematics professor, she strives to assist students with understanding quantitative and problem-solving processes, to enhance their curiosity about mathematics and applications, and to know where to access the resources they need to be successful in the future.

Research Interests
  • Mathematics pedagogy
  • Mathematical methods in Research
  • Educational technology, methodologies and efficacy
  • Socratic teaching methodology and student and instructor self-efficacy
  • Knowledge transfer between higher academia and the corporate sector in STEM areas

Professional Activities

Courses Taught
  • Business Calculus I
  • Statistics
  • College Algebra
  • Statistics for Managers
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Elementary Algebra
Awards & Honors
  • Stanford Honors Cooperative Program/Graduate Studies Fellowship (Lockheed)
  • National Science Foundation “Women in Engineering” Grant – Electrical/Computer Engineering (UC Davis)
  • ISO 9000/2001 Quality Certification award, account leadership for Perot Systems at Stanford Hospital & Clinics