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Chicago | Core Faculty and Program Coordinator |
Master of Public Policy and Administration

Letitia Zwickert, M.A.



I believe in “Engaged Teaching”, being an active doer and user of the knowledge one helps students gain. The ability to fuel curiosity about the world flows much more easily when our passion and energy is displayed through our actions and involvements. By not only offering ideas and theories regarding our content but being able to share rich first hand, real-world experiences, students feel more connected to the material, more easily understand its application, and are excited to go and engage actively themselves.

My hope for this world is to make it a better, healthier place for everyone and this begins with building community. Building strong communities locally and globally of people ready to engage in change, with the guidance, network, and resources they need is the key to making real impact on the challenges we face. Together we find solutions and together we create a brighter future for us all.

Further expanding on the strong, inclusive, and social justice centered community at Alder University is one of the keys to creating lasting global change. Each individual and organization we join arms with will help us spread the positive, forward thinking, and health-centered energy Adlerians hold. Our local and global systems need our influence, from within, and by engaging our work, practitioners, and students with these spaces we can expand our local impact and continue to reach globally to achieve a more just world.



  • M.A. ED, Phoenix University
  • M.A. in International Relations, Loyola University Chicago
  • B.A. in Political Science, Illinois State University
  • Diplôme de langue française, Institut de Touraine, France
Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • Inner Development Goals, Catalyst, (2022-Current)
  • Robert Bosch Foundation, Fellow, (2018 – Current)
  • BMW Foundation, Responsible Leader, (2016 – Current)
  • Transatlantic Core Group – BMW Foundation, Fellow, (2016 – Current)


  • Fulbright Specialist, Fulbright, 2017- 2022
  • Fulbright-Schuman Scholar (1st K-12 Awardee), Fulbright, 2015
  • EU Summer Study Award Winner, EU Center at University of Illinois, 2012
  • Full Fellowship Master of International Relations, Loyola University Chicago, 1997
  • Ziyad Assali Award, Arab Studies Quarterly, 1995
Professional and Academic Positions of Note

Professional and Academic Positions of Note

  • Harvard University, Minda de Gunzburg Center, Program Coordinator, European Union Grant
  • Loyola University Chicago, Research Assistant, Coordinator of ISA/Midwest conference.
  • European Parliament, DG 5 Security and Defense Division, Researcher
Select Publications

Select Publications

  • Creamean, Letitia. “WINNER OF THE 1995 ZIAD ASALI AWARD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENT RESEARCH: MEMBERSHIP OF FOREIGNERS: ALGERIANS IN FRANCE.” Arab Studies Quarterly, vol. 18, no. 1, Pluto Journals, 1996, pp. 49–67,
Select Presentations

Select Presentations

  • “TRANSFORMING EDUCATION”, UNESCCO PRE-SUMMIT, Participant, Paris, France, 2022
  • “Equitable System to Create an Inclusive Workforce & Society”, ILLINOIS DIVERSITY COUNCIL, Speaker, Chicago, IL, 2019
  • “International Migrants Day”, CHICAGO HOUSE AUTHORITY, Speaker, Chicago, IL, 2018
  • “PLURAL PLUS International Student Film Festival”, UNAOC GLOBAL FORUM – United Nations, Presenter, New York, NY, 2018
  • “Culturally Responsive Practices”, Strength Through Diversity—4th Policy Forum: SEL & Sense of Belonging, OECD – Directorate for Education & Skills, New Brunswick, Canada, 2018
  • “Engaged Teaching”, OECD, DIRECTORATE FOR EDUCATION & SKILLS, Speaker, Paris, France, 2017
  • “Cultural and Global Competencies”, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, Advisor, 2016
  • “Welcoming Schools”, STATE DEPARTMENT SUSI PROGRAM & GLOBAL INSTITUTE, Speaker, University of Illinois, 2015

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Located in the heart of the city, the Chicago Campus was designed to provide and inspire the learning and living experience. To that end, we have created an environment that caters to your mental, emotional, and intellectual growth. Our classrooms are bright and spacious with windows to the outside world and the latest technology. In our Library, you will find every resource you need to research, form, and shape your journey. At Adler University, we have more than enough room to share your thoughts and flex your intellect.

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