Adjunct Instructor

Phone: 843-402-0900 (ET)

Peter Lucash has devoted his working life to working in and helping the organizations and people. His early career was in healthcare administration in hospitals, consulting firms (including the global firm of Ernst and Young) and a medical practice. He made a career pivot to working with entrepreneurial companies and teaching business courses for several colleges. 

Currently, Peter is CEO of a clinical trial support company working with pharmaceutical firms to recruit patients for clinical trials. He is a faculty member teaching business, leadership and entrepreneurship at...

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Assistant Director, Gratz Advance; Director, JCHS & JOLT

Dina Maiben is the Assistant Director of Gratz Advance, the Director of the Jewish Community High School and JOLT: Jewish Online Learning for Teens, as well as an Adjunct Instructor and Hebrew Coordinator for Gratz College. Dina has worked extensively in the field of Jewish Education, in both formal and informal settings.  She has served as a Hebrew School director, classroom teacher, youth director, camp counselor, program director, and consultant.  She was the founding chair of Monmouth County’s Commission on Jewish Education.  Dina has authored nineteen books and more than two dozen...

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Jodi Gross is the Director of Adult Learning and Youth Engagement at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, Michigan.   Jodi attended James Madison College at Michigan State University where she obtained a bachelors degree in Public Affairs with a minor in Jewish Studies. Upon graduation, she worked as a Staff Associate at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit before moving to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to pursue post-graduate studies at Gratz College.  While working at a variety of supplementary schools and Jewish agencies, Jodi earned simultaneous masters degrees in Jewish...

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Laurie Fisher is currently a doctoral student in Jewish education at Gratz where she received her MAJS and MAJEd.  She also earned a B.A. in English and Art History from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Her academic interests include the Philosophy of Education, Reflective Practice, and Teacher Education.  From designing and leading Tot Shabbat to studying Jewish philosophy with adults, Laurie loves educating across the spectrum of Jewish experience.  As a teacher educator, Laurie’s goal is to facilitate adult learning which helps to prepare Jewish educators for the evolving...

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Director of Educational Technologies, Gratz Advance

215-635-7300 ext. 184

Peter Eckstein is the Director of Educational Technologies for the Gratz Advance Program and the Technology Integration Educator for the Friedman Commission for Jewish Education He also is founder and Lead Educator for JEdHorizons LLC. He has been a congregational educator in both the Reform and Conservative movements, earning the title Reform Jewish Educator (RJE) from the Reform Movement and Conservative Jewish Educator (CJE) from the Conservative Movement.  Having earned his Masters in Elementary Education from Nova Southeastern University and in Jewish Education from...

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Adjunct Instructor in History

Jennifer Marlow received her doctorate in East Central European history from  Michigan State University in May 2014. Her specialty is modern Poland, specifically Polish-Jewish relations during the interwar period and the Holocaust.  Her dissertation, “Polish Catholic Maids and Nannies: Female Aid and the Domestic Realm in Nazi-Occupied Poland," examines the role of Polish Catholic household servants working in interwar Jewish homes and their role in rescue during the Holocaust. She is currently in the process of  revising the dissertation into a book manuscript. She has written the article...

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Adjunct Instructor in Nonprofit Management

Joan Dawson McConnon, C.P.A. is Associate Executive Director of Project HOME. In 1989, Joan, along with Sister Mary Scullion, founded Project HOME, which has helped more than 8,000 people break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.  In 2002, Joan and Sister Mary, received the “Leadership for a Changing World” award from the Ford Foundation, and in 2007 they were listed among the “75 Greatest Living Philadelphians” in the Philadelphia Daily News.  Joan earned her B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and her M.S. in Taxation from Drexel University. She...

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Adjunct Instructor, Gratz College
Director of the Jack and Harriet Rosenfeld Foundation Program in Jewish Education

Dr. Anita Meinbach joined the University of Miami faculty in 2003 and is an Associate Professor teaching in the School of Education and Human Development. 

Formerly with the Miami-Dade Public School System, Meinbach was a teacher, curriculum writer and teacher trainer, proving seminars and guidance in curriculum development.   She was named to the U.S.A. Today “All Teacher Team” in 2002 and received the Mary Collins Award for Outstanding Teacher Educator from the Florida Association of Teacher Educators.   In 2003, she was honored to have been named the Miami-Dade County Francisco R...

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Director of the EdD in Educational Leadership

Dr. Honour Moore is the Director of the EdD in Educational Leadership and an instructor in the program. She has over 30 years experience in higher education administration, primarily working with adult degree programs. Serving as Dean/Associate Vice President at three institutions in the Philadelphia area, she has been responsible for all facets of program development and implementation, including curriculum and faculty development. She also serves as a consultant to various accelerated degree programs for adult learners.

Dr. Moore has a BA...

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