Suzanne Rice has taught courses in foundations of education (philosophy, history, and sociology of education), as well as in curriculum, pedagogy and the organization and governance of schools. Rice conducts research mainly in foundations of education with an emphasis in philosophy of education. Foundations of education research draws on established academic disciplines in order to illuminate educational phenomena. Philosophy of education, as one facet of foundations, brings the discipline of philosophy to bear on educational questions and concerns. Rice's primary areas of interest include: (1) pedagogical communication, (2) educational policy (understood broadly), and (3) ethics.