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.


Director of Educational Technologies, Gratz Advance

215-635-7300 ext. 184
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Peter Eckstein is the Director of Educational Technologies for the Gratz Advance Program and the Technology Integration Educator for the Friedman Commission for Jewish Education He also is founder and Lead Educator for JEdHorizons LLC. He has been a congregational educator in both the Reform and Conservative movements, earning the title Reform Jewish Educator (RJE) from the Reform Movement and Conservative Jewish Educator (CJE) from the Conservative Movement.  Having earned his Masters in Elementary Education from Nova Southeastern University and in Jewish Education from...

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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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Adjunct Professor in Education

Miriam Feinberg has had a long career as a teacher trainer, curriculum writer and parent educator.  She served as director of the Early Childhood Department of the Board of Jewish Education of Greater Washington, instructor in Early Childhood Education in the Washington College of Jewish Studies, adjunct professor of education at the Baltimore Hebrew University School of Education and Gratz College and educational consultant to schools and educators in Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka, under the auspices of Save the Children and UNICEF.  She has published curriculum books for teachers,...

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Adjunct Professor

Dr Mimi Ferraro is an alumna of the Gratz Hebrew High School and received her MA and EdD Jewish Education from Gratz College. Mimi's research was entitled The Development of Special Needs Programs in the Philadelphia Jewish Community 2006- 2011. Prior to coming to Gratz as a professional, Mimi served as Director of Education at Old York Road Temple Beth Am for twenty years. Mimi’s school was among the first cohort of the Nurturing Excellence in Synagogue Schools (NESS) initiative and continues to focus intensively on professional learning for its staff. Mimi is an active member of the...

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President of Gratz College

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Phone: 215-635-7300 x131

Paul Finkelman received his B.A. in American Studies from Syracuse University in 1971 and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago in 1976.  He was later a Fellow in Law and Humanities at Harvard Law School. He has held a number of endowed chairs as a tenured professor or as a visitor, including the Ariel F. Sallows Chair in Human Rights Law at the University of Saskatchewan, the John Hope Franklin Chair in American Legal History at Duke Law School, and the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor at Albany Law School.   In 2017 he held the Fulbright Chair in Human...

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Director of the Holocaust Oral History Archive

Phone: 215-635-7300 x130

Email: [email protected]

Josey G. Fisher, Director of the Holocaust Oral History Archive and Instructor in Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Gratz College, has graduate degrees in both clinical social work and Jewish studies and has focused her interdisciplinary background on Holocaust research and education for over 30 years. She received her BA and MSW from the University of Pittsburgh and her Masters in Jewish Studies with a major in Modern European Jewish History from Gratz College.
 Her course offerings include “Teaching the Holocaust” and “Children of the Nazi Era”. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty...

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Randall "Randy" S. Floyd is detective with the Telford Borough Police Department, where he has served for the last 20 years. As a detective, Randy has investigated scores of child abuse and sex related cases. In addition to being a zealous investigator, Randy has also been a committed advocate for the victims of crime.

Committed to the welfare of children beyond the borders of Telford Borough, Randy served on the board of directors for the Children's Aid Society, the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth, and remains a long time...

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