Susan Reichelt

Associate Dean, Associate Professor
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
LDB 201


  • Ph.D. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (Iowa State University)
  • M.S. in Computer Education (Florida Institute of Technology)
  • B.S. in Home Economics Education (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point)


Dr. Susan Reichelt joined Sam Houston State University as an Associate Professor and Chair of the Family and Consumer Sciences department in July, 2015. She was promoted to Associate Dean for the College of Health Sciences in January, 2018.

Dr. Reichelt has been employed in the field of family and consumer sciences education for over 30 years, including experiences as a cooperative extension agent and university educator. Her university experience includes program development in two international settings. She was the founding faculty member of a Family Sciences program at Zayed University in the Middle Eastern country of the United Arab Emirates and completed a Fulbright Scholar experience at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.

Dr. Reichelt’s research interests include financial literacy of young adults, integration of effective learning strategies in college level courses, and international family and consumer sciences programs.