Susan Ishmael

Dr. Susan Ismael
Teaching Faculty
Advisor, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Club


Education and Certifications:
PhD, Pennsylvania State University
BS, Bucknell University

Secondary Education
Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Scientific Practices and Writing
Teaching Lab Practices

Teaching Since: 2021

Teaching at Saint Joseph's Since: 2021

Why Saint Joseph's?
St. Joseph’s has a great community atmosphere and there is a strong rapport between staff and students. I also love that we can take a holistic approach to our academic pursuits, particularly emphasizing the complementary nature of faith and reason.  The more I study God’s creation through the natural sciences, the more I come to an appreciation of His majesty and goodness. I hope to convey that same sense of wonder to students.


Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy

901 Boalsburg Pike, Boalsburg, PA 16827
(814) 808-6118