Daniel Hartnett, S.J.
Loyola University Chicago
6525 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60626
Office: Crown Center, 3rd floor
Lake Shore Campus
Daniel Hartnet came to Loyola University in 1999 as the Considine Professor of Applied Ethics, and subsequently joined the philosophy department when the three-year term of that non-departmental chair expired. Fr. Hartnett has been a central figure in social justice projects in the university and across the nation. He created a graduate course, "Justice Conceived and Practiced," and has organized numerous justice conferences and symposia. He has brought together religious leaders from various faiths to discuss justice within their traditions, and organized a national conference on foreign debt reduction. In other programs that he organized, Loyola students and staff have traveled to Chiapas, Mexico, and also to East Africa to work and live among the people in a week-long immersion experience.
Fr. Hartnett, who grew up a few blocks from the Lake Shore Campus, has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago and a B.A. and M.A. from Loyola. He spent 23 years in Peru, directing the Center for Adult Education in a squatter settlement of 220,000 people and teaching at the School of Philosophy, which he founded at the Catholic University of Peru. He is currently the director of the Jesuit First Studies program and co-director of the M.A. program in Social Philosophy.