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Sue Woehrlin

Antioch University Seattle

Sue Woehrlin’s areas of active inquiry include participatory design, group facilitation, collaborative team leadership, reflective professional practice, community-based consultation and large scale strategies for whole systems learning and change. Woehrlin is particularly passionate about ‘narrating change’—the intentional use of stories to effect participatory change. She is also engaged by interdisciplinary learning and teaching, most notably about birds, pilgrimage, and maps/mapping.

  • Core faculty, MA Education Programs for Experienced Educators, Antioch University Seattle
  • Teaching/learning coordinator, Antioch University Seattle

Educational History

  • BA, human ecology, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
  • MA, psychology (focus on education, training and consultation), Antioch University Seattle
  • PhD, participatory design, The Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH

Teaching Statement

“It’s a joy to be involved with learner-centered, transformative education. I see my role as one of nurturing a learning community in which students and I collaborate in active inquiry that dynamically interrelates theory with practice.”

  • Group Pattern Language Project (Board and core team member)
  • National Coalition for Dialog and Deliberation (NCDD)
  • Pyxis Network of Collaborative and Participatory Designers

Podcast Episodes

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Undergraduate Studies

Core Faculty,

BA Liberal Studies


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