Sue Almén-Whittaker graduated with a bachelor’s in Scandinavian Studies and an area emphasis in Japanese Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College. She received her master’s in Applied English Linguistics and a TESOL certificate from The University of Wisconsin – Madison. She has a graduate certificate in Informatics – Information Science focusing on Instructional & Information Technology from The University of Iowa.
Her professional interests include teaching pronunciation, listening & note-taking skills, reading, and reflective learning. Her personal interests include spending time with her family, attending her children's sports, women's basketball, gaming, building things, travel, reading, and relaxing by a lake.