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Adjunct Instructor in Early Education

Rosalie St Clair is an adjunct instructor in the Early Education Program teaching Play as the Foundation of Learning. She was originally from the Pittsburgh area and graduated from Indiana University of PA with a Bachelor of Science in El Ed, certified in PS through grade 8. Her graduate work was completed at Penn State.
Rosalie’s first teaching position was in Latrobe, PA—home of Mr. Rogers. Later she moved to Bedford, PA where she owned and taught in a private Kindergarten. She also taught ESEA reading and grade one in the district, and a career development course for Mt. Aloysius...

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Tamara Cohen is a Jewish educator who works with students of various ages and backgrounds. Currently, she is an adjunct instructor in the online program at Gratz College and in the Early Childhood Department at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, NC. She serves as the Judaic Specialist for the Asheville Jewish Community Center, working with teachers and students in the early childhood, after-school and camp programs. Tamara also coordinates teen religious education programs in the Asheville area through Congregation Beth Israel. She has a Master of Education in...

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Rabbi Jon Cutler earned a BA and MA from Temple University in religious studies and a Master of Hebrew Letters and ordination as a Rabbi in 1987 from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA. In 1996 he earned his Doctor of Ministry from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York. He is presently an adjunct professor of Judaic Studies at Gratz College, of philosophy and religion at Philadelphia University, and counseling psychology at Holy Family University, Philadelphia. Rabbi Cutler is a Captain in the US Navy and is a hospice chaplain for Abramson Center...

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Associate Professor of Jewish Studies

Phone: 215 635 7300 x 142
Email: jdavis@gratz.edu

Personal Statement
A graduate education, it seems to me, should impart a detailed and accurate knowledge of a specialized topic.  (Undergraduate liberal education, by contrast, should impart a somewhat vague and general knowledge of everything.)   A graduate program should draw the graduate student into the ongoing debate over the meaning of their subject matter.  In Jewish studies, graduate students must learn to take their stands within the great modern debate over the meaning and direction of Judaism, Jewishness, and the Jews.  This implies that each student must...

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Adjunct Professor in the MA Ed. Program

Lisa Colón DeLay holds a B.F.A. in Communication Design from Kutztown University (Honors Program and Board of Governors Scholar). She worked in a number of advertising agencies in the Reading, Harrisburg, and Pottsville areas until she began her own company called Ovation Enterprises. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Spiritual Formation from Evangelical Seminary (56 credits - summa cum laude) where she later taught as an adjunct professor and held a position as the Director of Communications.
Lisa has been a speaker at various events, workshops, classes, places of worship,...

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Phone: 609-238-4817

Email: mdickerman@gratz.edu

Upon retirement from a 30-year career in the corporate world, I returned to graduate studies, obtaining a Master of Arts in Jewish Studies degree from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (for which I wrote my thesis on post-Holocaust Jewish theology) and a Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies degree from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where I am an adjunct professor in Holocaust and genocide studies. I have been married for 37 years. I have two grown daughters and two grandsons.

Tricia Dressel is currently serving as the Director of Human Resources at The Food Trust, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.  Tricia has more than 15 years’ nonprofit management expertise working with local, national, and international organizations.  Tricia holds a MS in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and BA in Sociology with honors from the State University of New York at New Paltz.   She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a professional member of the...

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Matthew Duvall is a doctoral candidate at Drexel University in the Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies program. He has a master's degree in instruction from Drexel and a MFA in creative writing from Seton Hill University.

Prior to starting the PhD program, he worked as an application developer and a teacher, including a five year stint as a high school business/computer teacher.

He lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife Natalie and their two children. In his spare time he enjoys running, reading, and practicing martial arts.

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Adjunct Professor of Music and Education

Marsha Bryan Edelman studied at Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where she earned degrees in general music, Jewish music, Jewish studies and education. She spent many years teaching music in a variety of formal and informal settings, to students ranging in age from 2 – 92.  Much of her career was spent at Gratz College, in Melrose Park PA, where she was Professor of Music and Education (as well as Dean for Academic Affairs for nine years); she is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music in the Miller Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary.  In...

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Assistant Professor of Jewish Non-Profit Management

Dr. Sydney Engelberg grew up in South Africa and attended the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) where he graduated with a double B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy. After moving to Israel in 1969, he completed an M.A. in Clinical Psychology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His Ph.D. and Post-Doc were obtained at SUNY/Buffalo in Clinical-Community Psychology.

Dr. Engelberg has been Master of a Residential University College in Sydney, Australia; Founding Director of the Program in Community Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; taught at Clarke...

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