Portrait of Susan Haarman

Susan Haarman

Associate Director, Center for Experiential Learning, Loyola University Chicago

Susan Haarman hails from Louisville, KY, but has lived in Milwaukee, Texas, Berkeley, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the fine city of Chicago. She serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Experiential Learning at Loyola University Chicago, where she runs their service-learning program and faculty development programs. Susan holds a Masters in Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley and a Masters in Community Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. She has been working in higher education for almost 15 years.

Susan specializes in critical reflection practices and ethical engagement practices especially within the realm of community-based learning and short-term service immersions. Previous to joining the CEL team, she served as the Faith and Justice Campus Minister, primarily in charge of the Alternative Break Immersion program. Susan is passionate about Jesuit education, community-based learning, and asking the big questions of how a university seeks to transform the social reality it also participates in. She is an improviser and practicing therapist.