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Barbara Kraemer

​​​Barbara Kraemer, OSF, holds a doctorate in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has masters degrees from DePaul University (Economics) and Washington University in St. Louis (Education - Social Studies), and a bachelor’s degree from Alverno College in Milwaukee (History). Her research interests are in international social economics (integral human development, micro-enterprise, low-income housing) and the higher education of Hispanics.

Barbara recently completed two terms of leadership of the U.S. Province of her international religious congregation, the School Sisters of St. Francis​, and a year facilitating evaluation and planning for six educational and service institutions in Guatemala, Honduras and Peru. She serves on the U.S. Province Finance Committee and the Alverno College​ Board of Trustees, both in Milwaukee. Her prior work has been in higher education: Founder and director of a Center for the Study of Religious Life at Catholic Theological Union​ at Chicago; visiting assistant professor in the School of Public Service at De Paul; and, Associate Dean of Faculty at St. Augustine College​, a bilingual college for Hispanics in Chicago. She has also taught at the elementary and secondary levels. Barbara participates with the Hispanic immigrant community in support of comprehensive immigration reform legislation, and serves as a bilingual facilitator and translator for international meetings. Earlier Barbara worked in Honduras and Nicaragua, developing and teaching courses for leaders of church communities.​​​