Dr. Heidi Hadsell was named President of Hartford Seminary in 2000. She came to the Seminary from the Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches, Bossey, Switzerland, where she served as Director since 1997. Dr. Hadsell has extensive experience in multi-cultural settings. She taught at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil; the University of Southern California; and the Ecumenical Institute before joining the faculty of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, as Assistant Professor of Social Ethics in 1989. At McCormick, she became Dean in 1993 and Professor of Social Ethics in 1994. Dr. Hadsell has worked as a consultant to facilitate dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and also has worked with Plowshares Institute, which is based in Simsbury, CT, in its pilot immersion project for the globalization of theological education. She has published on a variety of subjects, including ecumenism, environmental ethics, creation theology, ethical issues of third world debt and debt forgiveness, women, and religion in Brazil.