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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.
 

Dr. Rela Mintz Geffen was the president of Baltimore Hebrew University(BHU) from 2000-2007 and is currently Professor Emerita of Sociology. Prior to heading up BHU she was professor of sociology and coordinator of the programs in Jewish communal service at Gratz College, where she also served as dean for academic affairs for five years. She is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary (BRE) and Columbia University(BS & MA), and her PhD in sociology is from the University of Florida. She has published more than 40 articles and book chapters and authored or edited four books including Celebration and Renewal: Rites of Passage in Judaism (JPS) and the Centennial Volume of Gratz College (co-edited with Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman) entitled Freedom and Responsibility - Exploring the Challenges of Jewish Continuity Her most recent book, Conservative Judaism: Dilemmas and Challenges, was coauthored with the late Daniel Elazar and published by SUNY Press. Professor Geffen's major fields of interest are the sociology of religion, the family and gender roles. She is currently engaged in a qualitative study of American Jewish Grandparenting.

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. 
 

Mindy Gold is the founder and lead consultant at EdtechMMG, an educational technology consulting firm focused on relationship-based professional learning, the creation of communities of learners around reflective practice, and the design and implementation of innovative models for congregational school learning. She holds a Masters in Teaching from National-Louis University and a Certificate in Jewish Education from the University of Cincinnati, earned in conjunction with participation in the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute. Mindy spends most weekends sharing a bleacher seat with her husband as they happily watch their two sons play basketball.

Adjunct Instructor in Education

Mark Charles Good, M.Ed., is a consultant, teacher, author and the founder of Viewpoint Unlimited, which delivers organizational development strategies through diversity training, diversity management and communication skills training. Mark has designed and teaches for educators covering the broad topics of diversity and communication, including onsite and online graduate courses. For many years, Mark worked as a school counselor in the K-12 public school system. During that time, he worked as an elementary school counselor, a middle school counselor and a high school counselor in rural, suburban and urban communities. Additionally, Mark taught undergraduate and graduate courses at West Chester University of Pennsylvania for seven years.

Assistant Professor of Jewish Communal Service

Cantor David Green directs the internship program for the communal leadership students at Gratz College. He earned masters degrees in Jewish Studies, History, Jewish Education and Social Work. He also has a certificate in Jewish music. In addition, he also earned a D.Min. in Congregational Studies. He has experience in the fields of worship, life cycle events, pastoral care and education. He has been the Cantor at Congregation Beth Or since July of 1995.

Cantor Green is an adjunct professor in Jewish Communal Service & Pastoral Care at Gratz College. He is married to Lori who is the Education Director at Temple Sholom in Broomall, PA. They have two grown children, Michael & Adina.

Jodi Gross is the Director of Adult Learning and Youth Engagement at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, Michigan.   Jodi attended James Madison College at Michigan State University where she obtained a bachelors degree in Public Affairs with a minor in Jewish Studies. Upon graduation, she worked as a Staff Associate at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit before moving to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to pursue post-graduate studies at Gratz College.  While working at a variety of supplementary schools and Jewish agencies, Jodi earned simultaneous masters degrees in Jewish Education and in Jewish Communal Service from Gratz College. She was the Director of Youth and Temple Programming at Old York Road Temple Beth Am from 2002 to 2006.  In August 2006, Jodi moved home joined the professional staff of Adat Shalom Synagogue as the Associate Director of Education & Youth. Jodi is an enthusiastic professional and teacher, who maintains expertise in creating and implementing curriculum and educational programming for all ages.

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