We seek to nurture and strengthen the Quaker character of the College by coordinating and supporting Quaker activities on campus, by nurturing and developing working relationships between Haverford and the wider Quaker world, and by providing administrative support for the Corporation of Haverford College.
Supporting the vibrant "living Quakerism" on this campus is an exciting task, and we hope the material on this site demonstrates the enthusiasm brought by the Haverford community to the current Quaker spirit of the College. We are looking forward to continuing this work of nurturing and supporting the Quaker character of Haverford, and we will keep you regularly updated on our progress throughout the year.
Walter Hjelt Sullivan '82
Director of Quaker Affairs,
Walter graduated from Haverford in 1982 with a major in Religion. From 2006 – 2010, Walter served as faculty and Dean of Students at Pendle Hill, a Quaker adult study center in Wallingford, PA. Working for Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT), he mentored emergent climate-change activists at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. Walter is a trained Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator (AVP), a certified Breema® Bodywork instructor, and leads workshops on spiritual discernment and embodied spirituality. Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he has lived and studied in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Sierra Leone. Walter is a member of Green Street Friends Meeting in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.
Faculty Director of Quaker Affairs
James Krippner is Professor, Department of History, Academic Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship and Director of Latin American and Iberian Studies at Haverford College. His first book, Rereading the Conquest: Power, Politics and the History of Early Colonial Michoacán, Mexico, 1521-1565, was published in 2001 by the Pennsylvania State University Press. His second book, Paul Strand in Mexico, was published by Aperture in 2010. He has also authored articles on sixteenth, eighteenth and twentieth century Mexican history and currently serves on the editorial board of the cultural history journal The Americas. Krippner teaches widely on Latin American and global historical topics. At present he is conducting research on the Latin American Baroque for a planned multi-volume study that will examine this idiosyncratic art form in Brazil and Cuba, the Andean World, and Mesoamerica. James is a member of Haverford Monthly Meeting.