Susan Loepp received a B.A. in mathematics and a B.S. in physics from Bethel College (N. Newton, KS) in 1989. She earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. After a two-year postdoctoral position at the University of Nebraska, she joined the faculty at Williams College, where she now holds the rank of Professor.
Her research area is commutative algebra and she loves advising undergraduate research in that field. To date, she has supervised the research of about 55 undergraduate students. Dr. Loepp often serves as a faculty advisor in the Williams College REU program (known as SMALL). Loepp and William K. Wootters, an expert in quantum information theory, are co-authors of the book "Protecting Information: From Classical Error Correction to Quantum Cryptography," published by Cambridge University Press in 2006.