College Faculty



Gloria Becker, EdD, a graduate of the Masters in Jewish Education program at Gratz College, is an instructor of education, teaching on-campus and online courses to MA and EdD students. She earned her EdD from Argosy University in 2011. Her dissertation topic was "Characteristics of Effective Teachers in Reform-movement Congregational Schools." Gloria’s areas of specialty include instructional design, curriculum design, school management, teacher training, and learning technologies. Gloria is a PQAS certified instructor and works with professionals in Early Childhood settings in the area of learning technologies.

Gloria's professional experiences included serving as the Director of Educational Leadership at Jewish Learning Venture, working with educational professionals and lay leaders to integrate innovative practices and initiatives into Jewish communal life and learning, and teaching in the Rimon program at Temple Sholom in Broomall.  A Jewish educator since 1980, she worked as a synagogue educational director for 13 years at Ohev Shalom in Richboro and at Or Ami in Lafayette Hill.

Adjunct Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Jeff Benvenuto (PhD, Rutgers University) teaches Unveiling the Underpinnings of Genocide, Genocide in the Modern World, Genocide Prevention, and Native American Genocides. He is a contributing co-editor of Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America (Duke University Press, 2014), has published in Journal of Genocide Research and Genocide Studies and Prevention, and is currently working on a manuscript entitled “Coopting Rights: Settler Colonial Globalism and the Normalcy of Assimilation.” He specializes in genocide studies, atrocity prevention, human rights, Indigenous studies, settler colonialism, immigration, the history of race and ethnicity in the United States, and international relations theory.

In addition to teaching in the Doctor of Education program at Gratz College, Bill Boozang is a full-time faculty member and dissertation chair at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. Having worked in higher education for twenty years, as an instructor of English composition and literature, communications and education, as well as an administrator at both small and large institutions, Bill has interest in creating opportunities for affordable and accessible post-secondary education. Bill also serves as Past-President for the Association for Continuing Higher Education, and serves on the advisory boards for the Arts & Science Division at Rivier University (NH) and the College of Professional & Continuing Education at Wentworth Institute of Technology (MA) . Bill earned his Doctor of Education at Northeastern University, where he focused on change management in private colleges.

Adjunct Instructor in Education

Dr. Pamela Brown is currently an Instructional Support Teacher in Pennsylvania, holding over 18 years’ experience in various K-12 settings that include: Third and Fourth grades (self-contained), secondary business/technology, elementary computer literacy, and district-wide instructional technology support. Pam holds certifications in Elementary Education K-6, Business-Computers-Information Technology K-12, Instructional Technology Specialist K-12, and Principal K-12.  Teaching is her second career, following a decade of work in corporate accounting and executive-level management for an international transportation company.

In addition to her teaching position, Pam remains active in local, state, and national education organizations.  She serves as an officer of the Southeastern Region of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and holds a seat on the PSEA Board of Directors, and she served a term as a PA Director on the National Education Association Board of Directors.  A life-long learner, she has to date earned a BS in Business Administration/Finance from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, an MS in Elementary Education from West Chester University, and a doctorate in Educational Innovation and Leadership from Wilmington University.