Professor Suiter employs social and political theory as a lens through which to explore health and mental health challenges for persons returning to their communities from institutional settings, such as prison or inpatient drug rehabilitation programs. Additionally, Professor Suiter studies the way engaged learning experiences influence student learning and development, as well as the communities with which they are engaged.
Professor Suiter’s primary teaching responsibilities lie with the Community Development & Action M.Ed. program, and include Proseminar, Program Evaluation, and Community Health. Professor Suiter has worked with a number of community organizations in Nashville, the United States, and abroad, including Magdalene House, Renewal House, Project Return, and Centerstone Research Institute.