Susan Sarver, Ph.D.

Director of Workforce Planning and Development
Buffett Early Childhood Institute
Susan Sarver is Director of Workforce Planning and Development at the Buffett Early Childhood Institute and also an associate professor in the Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Sarver previously served as assistant chair in the department, providing leadership for undergraduate programs, particularly in the area of early childhood education. Dr. Sarver initiated a state-wide early childhood workforce survey, an inventory of higher education programs and other data collection efforts in the state. She served as primary staff for the Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Commission and continues work to implement its recommendations and vision to elevate the early childhood workforce as a priority profession.