Deborah Nagler is a veteran educator, nonprofit administrator, teacher trainer and lecturer. Nagler teaches online Educational Technology courses for graduate students at Gratz College and New Jersey City University.  She also works as an Instructional Designer for an online graduate program at Hebrew Union College in NYC. Nagler’s courses reflect her interest in Universal Design for Learning and her desire to create student-centered, multi-modal courses that are effective and engaging.

In addition, Nagler serves as an educational technology consultant for public schools in New York and New Jersey. The focus of her doctoral research at NJCU is Maker Education and women’s participation in community Makerspaces.

Nagler holds a BA in Religious Studies from Washington University, an MA in Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and an MS in Education Media Design & Technology from Full Sail University. Nagler is a doctoral candidate in Educational Technology Leadership at New Jersey City University.

Kristen Nelson is Of Counsel to a boutique Los Angeles law firm focusing on civil litigation, international business and family law and is the Assistant Managing Editor of the European Court of Human Rights module for Oxford Reports on International Law. She was the Project Manager and Lead Researcher on a multi-year Holocaust real property restitution study commissioned by the Prague-based European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI), which will be published by Oxford University Press in Winter 2018 as Searching for Justice after the Holocaust: Fulfilling the Terezin Declaration and Immovable Property Restitution. She is also the author of a number of forthcoming legal articles relating to Holocaust property restitution and has extensive experience in litigating high stakes atrocities and asset recovery cases in United States courts relating, in particular, to the Armenian genocide. Kristen has a JD from Pepperdine University School of Law and a Master of Laws in Human Rights from the University of Hong Kong.

David M. Nerenberg is an instructor in the higher education track of the Doctorate in  Educational Leadership program. He is currently the Senior Director of Finance and Administration of University of Pennsylvania’s Libraries, where he has primary responsibility for the Libraries' nearly $70 million annual operating budget and endowment valued at over $90 million. He came to the position with 20 years of experience in higher education, nonprofit, and public sector finances, most recently as Executive Director of Finance for Penn Dental Medicine. He has also served as interim CFO and director of finance at Curry College, where he oversaw the development of an annual operating and capital budget in excess of $85 million, and as director of budget and planning at Wheaton College. Before his years in New England, David was the Director of Resource Planning in Penn's Budget Office.

David has taught Budgeting and Accounting courses at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Seminary and for Wheaton College, in addition to his teaching at Gratz College.

David holds a Master's degree in public affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in political science from Binghamton University (the State University of New York).

Director of Library Services

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 215-635-7300 x159

Nancy Nitzberg, Gratz College Director of Library Services graduated from Columbia University with an M.S. in Library Service and a Certificate in Library and Archives Conservation, and completed a one-year internship at the Library of Congress.  She also holds a B.A. and M.A. in Art History.  She has been employed in academic research libraries and museums including Yale University, Princeton University, Harvard University, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Boston University.  Among her research interests, (in addition to the Gratz Family!), are cross-cultural influences in the history of books and printing.