About Susan E. Fox

Fox specializes in artificial intelligence, particularly the use of “introspective reasoning” for self-improving systems. She is creating a system which can reason about its own reasoning processes and alter them when it detects a flaw or failure in its reasoning.
She received a grant from the National Science Foundation to help her develop a robotics lab to support teaching and learning about artificial intelligence in a real-world environment.
EDUCATION: B.A, Oberlin College
M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University
Fox has been teaching at Macalester College since 1995.


Present Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science, Macalester College



Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence and Introspective and metacognitive reasoning


  • Computer Science II
  • Principles of Programming Languages
  • Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Theory of Computation
  • Topics in Computer Science: Genetic Algorithms
  • Principles of Computer Design
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Contact Information

Macalester College
Olin/Rice 230
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105