Susan Beckerdite joined the ATS staff in 1994 as an administrative assistant. In 2003, she accepted the position of accrediting coordinator where she supports the work of the Board of Commissioners, including processing of all materials prior to and following each Commission meeting. She is responsible for the accuracy of institutional accrediting histories and databases, assisting with the planning of the self-study and assessment workshops, and supporting the work of the directors of accreditation and institutional evaluation. Before coming to ATS, Beckerdite served as placement assistant at Princeton Theological Seminary and as a junior high school teacher in the Sayreville School District in Sayreville, New Jersey. A New Jersey native, she earned a BA in business education from Montclair State University and an MEd from the College of New Jersey.