Peggy Suzuki



Peggy Suzuki

MA in English Adolescent Education, Hunter College





Peggy Suzuki, who is a current Fellow at SJU in the PhD in English Program with a concentration in composition and rhetoric, and teaches composition and literature at Hunter and LIM Colleges, received her MA in English Adolescent Education from Hunter College in 2010 and has also studied acting at The National Shakespeare Conservatory, The Shakespeare Workout at Michael Howard Studios, HB Studios, The Salon with Joan Evans, and Patsy Rodenburg from The Royal Shakespeare Company and has performed as an actor extensively in New York and internationally.


RANT, an original stage play, which was presented at The Public Theater, and performed at La Mama etc, and The Cherry Lane Theatre as a benefit for Safe Horizon’s battered women’s shelters, as well as at Artists of Tomorrow Festival, TSI, The Strawberry Festival, and Center Stage. 2001-2006.

“Training Manual for Exercise Instruction” with Hirsch Isen, published by The Bridge Inc. New York, New York. 2006.


Southern Regional Composition Conference April 2017

Individual Presenter

Title: “Active Writing:  Strategies for Orchestrating Connection to Identity and Creating Citizenship”


SJU Graduate Conference April 2017

Panel Presenter

Title of Panel: “Exploring Activism as Pedagogical Support of Student Identity in the Writing/English Classroom”


***Interests: Developing student writing that is reflective, creative, practical, and academic, and promotes self-awareness, heightened global perception, and leadership abilities.  Specialty reading interests include multicultural literature and Shakespeare.

New York State Certified Teacher

AED CPR Certified

AFAA, Pilates, & Yoga Certified


Background in performance

Selected Stage Work:  Twelfth Night, King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Romeo & Juliet, MacBeth, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Cymbeline, Hamlet, Richard III, Henry V, Doctor Faustus, Miss Margarida’s Way, Serenading Louie, Good Woman of Setzuan, This Story of Yours, Blue Roofs, Words from the Civil Rights Movement, West Side Story, Godspell, and Hair

Film:  Chaplin, Dracula, Child’s Play I, People I Know, Undefeated, Howard Beach Story, and Treasure Hunt