Hannah Hunthausen

Hannah Hunthausen, Program Coordinator, Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs

Program Coordinator

Phone: (206) 296-6954

Building/Room: Hunthausen Hall


Hannah Hunthausen has served as Coordinator for the Center since 2016, overseeing its day-to-day operations and communications. A skilled communicator, educator, and organizer, Hunthausen brings experience in research support, conference logistics, instructional design, group facilitation, development, and grant management.

In her work for the Center, Hunthausen writes and copyedits content for diverse audiences; manages the Center’s web platforms and knowledge management system; supports professional development course administration and marketing; contributes to the Center’s messaging strategy and the production of marketing deliverables; and liaises with internal and external partners. She plans and executes major events, like the Center’s symposia, which gather scholars from across the country and globe to present and discuss their research on faith-based responses to pressing social issues, along with Puget Sound Network members, community partners, and Seattle University staff, faculty and students. Hunthausen also coordinates budgeting processes and contributes to the development, monitoring and evaluation of program goals and targets.

In 2018-19, Hunthausen will assist in the editing of the collected volume on faith-based responses to homelessness published by Fordham University Press; provide research and web support for the development of a practitioner toolkit; and expand the Center’s web presence, generating new content and communications channels to reach wider audiences.

Hunthausen holds a B.A. in French, with minors in international relations and history, from Gonzaga University, and an M.Ed. in adult education and training from Seattle University. She received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grant to teach English at a high school in a suburb of Paris, France, in 2011-2012.

From 2013 to 2016, Hunthausen served as the Program Coordinator for the School of Theology and Ministry’s Faith & Family Homelessness Project (FFH). Funded by grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, FFH developed and promoted innovative community partnerships and programs that work to end homelessness, and supported more than 150 trainings and events related to homelessness, poverty and faith-based responses to these issues.

Since 2016, Hunthausen has served on the Board of Directors for Real Change, Seattle’s award-winning street newspaper.