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Adjunct Instructor in Educational Leadership

Dr. Karen Galardi is an adjunct instructor for Gratz College in the doctoral program in Educational Leadership. She is currently the Associate Vice President for Program Development and Planning at Holy Family University, but Dr. Galardi has held a variety of administrative and managerial roles at Holy Family University since 1990. She is an experienced higher education administrator with over 25 years of progressive managerial experience, with specialization in branch campus administration, adult education, strategic and operational planning and workshop development and facilitation.
Her Ed.D. in Organizational leadership and Higher Education Leadership is from Nova Southeastern University. She also has an MBA from Rider University. She received a B.A. from Holy Family University with a specialization in Marketing/Management.

Ilana grew up in Cincinnati and began attending overnight camp (URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute) at the age of 10.  After the first summer, she was hooked returning each year, even after she was married! She believes that every child (and adult if possible) should go to camp as it one of the few places that you can truly be yourself, grow as an individual, be a valued part of a community, and make life long friends, all while having the time of your life!

She currently lives happily in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband, son Cole, daughter Sarit, two dachshunds CJ & Toby, and mom Pam (it's awesome having Grandma with us!!).

During the day, she works in Operations at the Mayerson JCC overseeing the campus safety, security, and emergency preparedness as well as development administration.  Her favorite camp activity is evening program and favorite camp meal is grilled out burgers with extra pickles and potato chips on the bun!

Adjunct Instructor Non-Profit Management

Allan Glazerman has over 25 years executive level not-for-profit experience supporting Jewish community organizations and synagogues ranging in size from 600 to 1500 families. He is currently the Executive Director of Congregation Or Tzion in Scottsdale, Arizona, one of the leading conservative synagogues in the Southwest. 
Prior to joining the Or Tzion staff, Allan served congregations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, San Antonio, Texas, Sydney, Australia, Marietta, Georgia, and Fair Lawn, NJ.  He has overseen and advised numerous committees, including Personnel, Fund-raising, Budget and Finance, Membership, Dues Adjustments, and Collections. Earlier in his career he taught philosophy and then transitioned to Senior Adult camping, becoming the Director of the Block and Hexter Vacation Center.
Allan received his MBA from Kennesaw State University, his M.A. from Syracuse University, and his B.A. from the City College of New York. He has served on philosophy faculties at Syracuse University, The Pennsylvania State University, Bishop College, and the Dallas County Community College System. He has been with Gratz since 2005, teaching on-line courses in synagogue management, Jewish nonprofit management, and organizational behavior. 

Sara V. Greenberg is an attorney and Jewish Educator who received her J.D. from New York University and her Ed.D. from Gratz College.  She worked at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as a consumer protection advocate and civil prosecutor for many years before pursuing her interest in Jewish education.  She has taught a wide range of Judaic subjects at almost every grade level, in schools of almost every Jewish denomination and as a guest speaker for adult audiences, and in a range of formats, including one-on-one, blended learning, and online.  She is particularly interested in experiential learning and is passionate about Jewish history; her doctoral dissertation explored the use of an online role-playing game to teach Jewish history. 

Sara grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and currently lives in the greater Boston suburban area with her two cats and two birds.  When not pursuing academic interests or working, she relaxes by playing piano, crafting calligraphy projects, and cooking. 

Director of Library and Information Technology Services

Email: [email protected]  
Phone: 215.635.7300 x159

Donna comes to Gratz College with 10 years of experience in academic libraries, archives and special collections, pushing them toward open access and creating welcoming, flexible learning spaces. She holds degrees from Temple University and the University of Pittsburgh in Art History and Library and Information Science, respectively. Donna's professional interests include access and preservation, socio-technological trends and communication, and the role of libraries in building community partnerships. Donna is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Gratz College.