Andi Meiseles is an adjunct instructor of Jewish education at Gratz College and has been a senior educator for over 25 years in the United States and Israel. Her professional experience spans the range from early childhood through adult education with particular interests in experiential, Hebrew language and Israel education.
Andi held a variety of positions in the Young Judaea youth movement including: Director of Education; Director of Year Course - Freshman Year Abroad Program in Israel; and Director of Camp Tel Yehudah, the teen leadership camp. At the Jewish Educational Service of North America (JESNA) Andi was the primary address for all issues related to professional development. She has also served on research teams investigating topics in early childhood education and Jewish camping.
Andi has taught Hebrew in Jewish day schools in New York and Philadelphia and English as a Second Language at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She served for 9 years as the Director of the North American Office of International Academic Affairs for Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
Andi earned her doctorate in Education at the Davidson School of Education of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Her dissertation was entitled: “You Say Aggressive, I Say Assertive: The Intercultural Experience of Israeli Staff Members at American Jewish Summer Camp.” Her research drew from the literature of group dynamics, intercultural competence, and transformational learning. She is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers University and earned her M. Ed. with Distinction in Secondary Education and Administration and Foreign Language Education at Temple University. She resides in Manhattan.