Faculty and Staff Directory
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
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.
- Ed.D., University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
- Administration and Supervision
- Superintendent Endorsement
- Ethics in School Administration
- Human Resource Leadership in Educational Institutions, and School Improvement
- Organizational Change (Preschool – Twelfth Grade)
Professional & Community Affiliations
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum (SEAC)
- University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- New DEEL (Democratic, Ethical, Educational Leadership)
- Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators (IASPA)
- CIEP 473 Instructional Leadership for Multi-Cultural Schools
- ELPS 475 Human Resource Administration for the School
- ELPS 560 Seminar in School Administration: School
- ELPS 561 Seminar in School Administration: Ethics of
- Loyola University Chicago Faculty Development Research Leave (2013)
- KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Leadership Design Fellow: Principal Preparation Programs (2013)
- George W. Bush Institute: Alliance to Reform Educational Leadership (AREL): Principal Preparation Innovation Program Inductee (2012)
- National Center for English Language Learners (NCELA) Professional Development in Action: Improving Teaching for English Language Learners Spotlight Program (2010)
- Israel, M. S. Question of resources: How should public education funds be spent? Section 5, Chapter 18. In S.J. Gross & J.P. Shapiro (in press). Democratic ethical educational leadership: Transforming school reform. New York: Routledge.
- Israel, M.S. (in press). School Administration – Emerging Trends. In Scarlett, W.G. (Ed.) Classroom Management: An A-Z Guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Israel, M.S., Fine, J., & Sostak, S. (2013). The Loyola University (Chicago) Redesign of the Principal Preparation Program. In Young, R.M., Hunt, E.L., & Hood, L.(Eds.)The Leadership to Integrate the Learning Continuum (LINC) Tool Kit: Redesign
- Israel, M.S. & Fine, J. (2012). Moving outside the comfort zone: An innovative approach to principal preparation. Planning and Changing/Special Issue: Learning to Lead: An Examination of innovative principal leadership preparation practice, (43), 3/4.ing principal preparation programs across four Illinois institutions. Normal. IL: Center for the Study of Education Policy, Illinois State University.