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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Deborah Nagler is a veteran educator, nonprofit administrator, teacher trainer and lecturer. Nagler teaches online Educational Technology courses for graduate students at Gratz College and New Jersey City University.  She also works as an Instructional Designer for an online graduate program at Hebrew Union College in NYC. Nagler’s courses reflect her interest in Universal Design for Learning and her desire to create student-centered, multi-modal courses that are effective and engaging.

In addition, Nagler serves as an educational technology consultant for public schools in New York...

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Director of Library Services

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 215-635-7300 x159

Nancy Nitzberg, Gratz College Director of Library Services graduated from Columbia University with an M.S. in Library Service and a Certificate in Library and Archives Conservation, and completed a one-year internship at the Library of Congress.  She also holds a B.A. and M.A. in Art History.  She has been employed in academic research libraries and museums including Yale University, Princeton University, Harvard University, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Boston University.  Among her research interests, (in addition to the Gratz Family!), are cross-cultural influences in the history...

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Adjunct Professor of Business Communication and Professional Writing

Zsuzsanna Palmer teaches courses in business communication and professional writing. She  received her PhD in English from Old Dominion University in 2015 with an emphasis in Writing, Discourse, Technology, and Media Studies. Her research interests include intercultural communication in the workplace and the classroom and visual rhetoric. Her work has been published in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication and in the International Journal of the Image.

David Paredes, Ph.D, has been teaching at Drexel University since 2008. He was a guest lecturer in 2015 at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. He's written for a number of trade publications, including Training and Development Magazine and Claims Magazine. 

In addition to teaching, Paredes has been a Senior Manager for Learning and Talent Management at Kemper since 2003.

Carson Phillips, Ph.D., holds a B.A. from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a Graduate Diploma in Holocaust and Genocide Education from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. from York University. He earned his Ph.D. from York University; receiving the BMW Canada Award for Excellence from the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies. He has received numerous scholarly awards and fellowships including the Fleischer Award, Gertner Award, and the Klasner Fellowship from York University; the Alfred Lerner Fellowship from the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous; and the Hess Faculty...

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Adjunct Instructor in Jewish Education

Retired after 35 years of serving as a Director of Education in the Conservative movement, Lonna has pioneered programs in Family Education, Staff Development, Integrating Creative Expression into the School Environment, Faculty Child-care and Creating Community.  She served as a USCJ U-STEP Facilitator and as JEA Placement Advisor.  Past President of the Jewish Educators Assembly, she is currently an Etgar Teacher Educator and an Adjunct Professor at Gratz College. In addition to authoring many articles and facilitating workshops for the JEA, JESNA, CAJE and The Melton Research Center,...

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Rabbi David Rabeeya, Ph.D. was born in Baghdad, Iraq. After migrating to Israel he earned his B.A. in literature and history from Hebrew University and an M.A. in Semitic languages from Tel Aviv University. He received his Ph.D. in Arabic from Dropsie University with a dissertation on the Jewish, Muslim and Christian dialects of Baghdad. In 1997 he was ordained a rabbi and serves unaffiliated members of the Jewish community.