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Nina Warnke holds a B.A. in Theatre History from Mount Holyoke College and a Ph.D. in Yiddish Studies from Columbia University. She has lectured and published extensively on Yiddish theatre and Yiddish literature. A forthcoming article will be included in the volume Women on the Yiddish Stage and among her most recent publications are an essay on representations of Shylock in Yiddish in Wrestling with Shylock and entries for the Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture. Over the past three decades, she served as a faculty member at Columbia University, Indiana University, the University of Texas at Austin and Vanderbilt University. She taught a wide range of courses related to East European and German Jewish  literature and culture and developed curricula for several Yiddish language programs, including a special course on Yiddish for Holocaust researchers which she taught for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Indiana University. She is also working as a translator of Yiddish texts.

Gary Weissman works in the areas of Holocaust Studies, literary theory and pedagogy, and film and media studies. He is the author of the books Fantasies of Witnessing: Postwar Efforts to Experience the Holocaust (2004) and The Writer in the Well: On Misreading and Rewriting Literature (2016). He has published articles in journals including College EnglishPost ScriptReader, and Style, and chapters in volumes including The Construction of Testimony: Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah and its Outtakes (2020), Third-Generation Holocaust Narratives: Memory in Memoir and Fiction (2016) and Elie Wiesel’s Night (2010). He is Associate Professor of English and affiliate faculty member of Judaic Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Born and raised in New Jersey, he attended college at Brown University and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He lives with his family in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Adjunct Instructor in Nonprofit Management

Joseph P. Welsh, Esq., is an adjunct instructor in Nonprofit Management at Gratz College. He has combined expertise in healthcare administration and law in his career. Presently, he is the President and General Counsel for the Center for Healthcare Information Research and Policy, an organization that facilitates the integration of health policy and health technology policy in the US and Global healthcare delivery systems. He received both a B.S. in Healthcare Administration and an MBA from Philadelphia University and his JD from Temple University School of Law. He is an active member of the PA Bar.  His healthcare interests started out in a clinical capacity as a registered respiratory therapist (now inactive).

 Professor Welsh has taught in numerous colleges and universities as a visiting professor and adjunct faculty member: University of California, Berkley, Penn State University, Abington, Villanova University, Drexel University, Keller Graduate School, World Bank Institute and Philadelphia University. In addition to his teaching at Gratz College, he is currently leading an initiative to build an executive education program to train managers and engineers on integrated health information networks.  Collaborators include American College of Clinical Engineers, Health Technology Foundation, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, Kaiser Permanente Health System and the VA Medical System.

Adjunct Instructor Non-Profit Management

Michael Willmann
Chairman and CEO
WMSH Marketing Communications
PO Box 100
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Michael Willmann is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Nonprofit Management at Gratz College. An Emmy-winning, marketing communications veteran, Michael is the co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of WMSH Marketing Communications.

A graduate of Fordham University (BA) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (JD), Michael is admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States. 

He is a former Emmy-winning television news and public affairs producer for Group W Television, as well as an award-winning reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and an active freelance journalist and editorial consultant. 

Michael teaches regularly at the collegiate and professional levels and is the recipient of the Camden County College 2016 Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. 

Michael has been a member of 13 NPO boards, including the Board of the Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey since its inception and he served as the NPDC as Chair from 2008 to 2014. 

A graduate of Leadership New Jersey’s Class of 2001, Michael is a recipient of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Scales of Justice Award, he has also been honored as the recipient of the New Jersey Governor’s Volunteer Award for the Arts and Leadership New Jersey’s Aletha Wright Volunteer Leadership Award for “outstanding leadership in an organization as a volunteer." 

He also has been selected as a recipient of the Applause Award for Arts Advocacy by the Markeim Art Center and recognized twice for "outstanding corporate philanthropy" in the arts by the Community Foundation of New Jersey. 

He has served as the Chairman of the Arts and Business Partnership of Southern New Jersey and co-chaired the annual Regional Business/Arts Summit from its inception.

He serves as a member of the Board and Executive Committee of PlanSmart New Jersey and is also an appointee to the Camden County Workforce Development Board.

Rhonda teaches a variety of Judaic Studies courses for the Jewish Community High School, as well as various levels of conversational Hebrew in which she is fluent.  She also teaches Hebrew as an adjunct for Gratz College.  Rhonda grew up in New York and also lived in Israel for several years. Rhonda earned her B.S in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology from Drexel University, and has also taken some graduate level course in Family Therapy. Rhonda did her graduate work in Educational Administration at Temple University where she earned her M.Ed. Currently, Rhonda works at Drexel University as a Program Manager in the Couple and Family Therapy Department.