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Israel, Marla Susman

Title/s: Associate Professor
Program Chair; Administration Licensure

Specialty Area: Ethics in School Administration; Principal Preparation; Organizational Change and School Improvement with Diverse Populations (Preschool – Twelfth Grade; Human Resource Leadership in Educational Institutions

Office #: Lewis Towers 1126, WTC

Phone: 312.915.6336

E-mail: misrael@luc.edu

CV Link: Israel-CV


Dr. Marla Susman Israel is an Associate Professor in the Program Area of Administration and Supervision.  Dr. Israel is the endorsement adviser and NCATE/CAEP program writer for the Administration and Supervision program area.  As a faculty member at Loyola University Chicago, she has directed more than 30 dissertations to completion and served on many other doctoral dissertation committees.  

For the past seven years, Dr. Israel has been the co-primary investigator for the Department of Education’s Title III Professional Development Grant – Chicagoland Partners for English Language Learners housed within Loyola University Chicago’s School of Education.  In this role, she has been responsible for the program’s on-going administration and communication including:  recruitment, program admission, course development, course implementation and delivery, candidate assessment and program evaluation.  

Her primary teaching and research areas are: principal preparation (including supervising the principal internship), organizational change and school improvement, human resources in educational leadership and ethics in school administration.

 Prior to coming to Loyola University Chicago, Dr. Israel was a building-level and district-level leader in Skokie, Waukegan and Evanston, Illinois serving English Language Learners and Minority Populations.  Within these districts, she served as the ELL Coordinator and Title VII Director, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and Early Childhood Center Principal and School Age Childcare/Family Focus Coordinator.


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