Susan is a writer, historian, and educator. Her books include Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had and The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, all published by W. W. Norton. She is also the author of the History of the World series (Norton) and the Story of the World series (Well-Trained Mind Press).
Her books and curricula are available from Well-Trained Mind Press and other booksellers.
She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary.
She now writes (and raises sheep) at Peace Hill, the family farm in Charles City, Virginia, which is also the home base for her husband and her adult children, as well as, at the time of this writing, one dog, several cats, a collective of ducks, many Angora goats, even more Leicester Longwool sheep, six Merino sheep, four horses, two donkeys, a variable number of pigs, five mini-cows, and an ever-changing number of chickens. Click here to learn more about Peace Hill Farm and the Bed & Breakfast at Peace Hill.
You can read more about Dr. Bauer on her website.