Susan Heuman is a PHD from Columbia University. She also earned an MA in History and a Certificate of the Russian Institute (Harriman Institute), where she is now a Visiting Scholar. She has specialized in European, Russian and Soviet History, History and Film, as well as Genocide and Holocaust studies. Alongside her career as a professor she has tutored in history and has helped countless students master the craft of essay writing. Susan is also the parent of twin college students, which further adds to her keen insights into the educational process.