Susan Pinkerton


After a successful business career, Susan Pinkerton came to DACC in 1996 to train for a new career in libraries. She graduated from DACC in 1998 and immediately started work on her Master’s Degree. In 2000 she was hired as the Program Coordinator for the Library Science Program at DACC. As a believer in lifelong education, she has since gone on to earn her Ph.D. and another master’s degree, and has also earned the rank of Professor.

In her first year at DACC, Dr. Pinkerton saw the value of online teaching. Most notable among her many accomplishments and contributions to DACC is her work in putting the Library Science Program entirely online by 2002, which brought a large increase to enrollment. The program now draws students from across the nation, serving as an outstanding model nationwide.

Dr. Pinkerton is committed to providing library education and meeting the needs of her students. Besides offering the Library Science Associate of Applied Science Degree online, under her leadership four different online Library Science Certificates were created. She has received recognition from the NM Commission on the Status of Women, and locally, Doña Ana County awarded her the certificate of good citizenship for her work with the Anthony Library.