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Director of Hebrew Programs and Gratz Advance

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215-635-7300 x162

Dr. Dina Maiben is the Assistant Director of Gratz Advance (formerly JCHS) and Hebrew Programs as well as an Adjunct Instructor 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 journal articles and stories.  Nationally recognized for her work in the area of Hebrew reading instruction, her Hebrew primer, Alef Bet Quest, won the Association of Educational Publishers’ Distinguished Achievement Award for World Language in 2010.  Her most recent book, Ready, Set…Go Alef Bet!, is the first fully integrated multi-media Hebrew pre-primer. She also co-authored Z’man Likro and Z’man L’tefilah.

Dina holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, an M.A. in Jewish Studies, and an Advanced Certificate in Jewish Education from Gratz College, and a B.A. in Middle East Studies: Hebrew from the University of Utah.  She also studied at the University of Haifa in Haifa, Israel.

Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing; Director of Camp Administration and Leadership

David Malter is the Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing as well as the Director of the Masters in Camp Administration and Leadership program. He earned his BA in Communications from James Madison University and his MA in English from Montclair State University. Dave has been involved with camps and youth development for over thirty years as a camper, counselor, administrator, teacher and consultant. His passions are deeply rooted in providing innovative educational content and opportunities for youth leaders at all levels.

Dave has published articles in trade journals and on industry websites and is a frequent contributor to Expert Online Training. He now serves as the Conference Chair for ACA-Keystone Fall Retreat and on the Professional Development Committee of the ACA-Keystone Local Council of Leaders. Dave is currently working toward his doctorate in Educational Leadership at Gratz College.

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, “Female Bonds and the Domestic Realm in Holocaust Rescue: The Role of Polish Nannies,” for Yad Vashem’s forthcoming anthology, Hiding, Sheltering and Borrowing Identities as Avenues of Rescue During the Holocaust as well as the chapter, "Life in Hiding and Beyond," in the forthcoming edited volume, Jewish Families in Europe, 1939-Present: History, Representation, and Memory.  In addition to serving as adjunct faculty at Gratz College, Dr. Marlow also teaches at Bethel University.

Adjunct Faculty

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 campAt 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.

Erez C. Miller (Ph.D) served until recently as the Head of the undergraduate Education Dept. at Achva Academic College and is currently the Head of the Division of Education, Liberal Arts B.A. Dr. Miller obtained his PhD in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College in Boston, MA, USA. He is an Advanced ToastMaster, and serves as a member of the board of the Israeli Debating Society. He teaches courses as well as publishes articles and conducts research projects in the fields of ADHD, motivations of minority groups to choose special education teacher training, and narratives of people with disabilities.

Adjunct Faculty

Joyce Miller is the Managing Principal and Founder of J. Miller & Associates and has over thirty years of professional experience which includes PricewaterhouseCoopers and other national firm audit experience. Joyce takes pride in leading a firm that truly values nonprofit organizations and recognizes their unique environment. She has extensive experience in financial and compliance audits, including Single Audits, reviews and compilations, tax-exempt services and outsourced CFO services. She has been a speaker on topics such as fraud, board development, audit committees, financial benchmarking, the Form 990 and other auditing, accounting and tax-exempt issues.

Joyce has a BBA degree in accounting, cum laude, from Temple University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. Joyce has built the firm on the basis of her financial analytical training combined with her accounting education and experience to develop a unique approach to traditional accounting firm services. Joyce is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). Joyce has served and continues to serve on several nonprofit boards.

Dean of the College

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Phone: 215.635.7300 x120

 

Honour H. Moore, EdD, is the Dean and Director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. She holds a B.A. in American Studies, from Rosemont College; an M.A in History, from Villanova University, and an EdD in Leadership, from Nova Southeastern University. She has over 30 years of experience in higher education administration, having served as Dean in three different institutions, where she was instrumental in developing and implementing accelerated undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Dr. Moore has also served as a consultant to more than a dozen institutions, primarily in the area of program development, faculty training, and organizational trouble shooting. In addition to her work in administration, Dr. Moore has been teaching on ground and online, for a number of different institutions, primarily in the areas of history and education. She has presented widely on the topic of adult program development and best practices in the facilitation of adult learning. Her dissertation focused on the perceptions held by academic administrators of accelerated degree programs for adult learners. Dr. Moore came to Gratz College in 2016 as a consultant for new program development where she was responsible for re-designing the Doctorate in Education to attract a wider audience. In 2017 she became the director of that program, and in the summer of 2018 became the Dean.

 

Director of M.Ed Program; Director of Online Learning

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215-635-7300 x105

Philip Moore is an artist, writer and educator based in Philadelphia. As a teacher, he has experience teaching at the pre-school, middle school, high school, undergraduate and graduate levels. At the college level he has created and taught credit courses in a variety of formats including: 5, 6, 7, 8 and traditional 15 week semesters, online and in the classroom, hybrid, weekend seminar and even one week abroad. As an artist, he has shown work with the Jewish Arts Center in Old City, Philadelphia, as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2004, 2006, 2007), and as a founding member of the intentionally low budget, collaborative arts festival COLLAGE (2009-2013). As a writer, he has been published in the Journal of the Association of Continuing Higher Education and the Gay and Lesbian Review. He has an BA in English from Syracuse University, an MFA in interdisciplinary arts from Goddard College. He recently completed an EdD from Gratz College writing a dissertation on the teaching identity of adjunct college faculty.

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