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
A member of Haverford’s faculty since 1986, Edwards received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology and did post-doctoral research in tropical parasitology in Boston.She currently teaches courses that explore various facets of social justice, including how they are embodied in the health of communities and how they are informed by Quaker faith and practice. She is the coordinator of Haverford's new interdisciplinary minor in Health Studies and currently serves as the faculty director of Haverford's Quaker Affairs Office. Edwards was Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship from 2003-2006 and is the founder of Haverford House, CPGC’s post-baccalaureate community-action program in Philadelphia. She is a convinced Friend and a member of Radnor Monthly Meeting; she serves on the Board of ProNica, a Quaker organization working in solidarity with community groups in Nicaragua, and on the Corporation of Haverford College.