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Adjunct Instructor in History

Jennifer Marlow received her doctorate in East Central European history from  Michigan State University in May 2014. Her specialty is modern Poland, specifically Polish-Jewish relations during the interwar period and the Holocaust.  Her dissertation, “Polish Catholic Maids and Nannies: Female Aid and the Domestic Realm in Nazi-Occupied Poland," examines the role of Polish Catholic household servants working in interwar Jewish homes and their role in rescue during the Holocaust. She is currently in the process of  revising the dissertation into a book manuscript. She has written the article...

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Adjunct Instructor in Nonprofit Management

Joan Dawson McConnon, C.P.A. is Associate Executive Director of Project HOME. In 1989, Joan, along with Sister Mary Scullion, founded Project HOME, which has helped more than 8,000 people break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.  In 2002, Joan and Sister Mary, received the “Leadership for a Changing World” award from the Ford Foundation, and in 2007 they were listed among the “75 Greatest Living Philadelphians” in the Philadelphia Daily News.  Joan earned her B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and her M.S. in Taxation from Drexel University. She...

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Adjunct Instructor, Gratz College
Director of the Jack and Harriet Rosenfeld Foundation Program in Jewish Education

Dr. Anita Meinbach joined the University of Miami faculty in 2003 and is an Associate Professor teaching in the School of Education and Human Development. 

Formerly with the Miami-Dade Public School System, Meinbach was a teacher, curriculum writer and teacher trainer, proving seminars and guidance in curriculum development.   She was named to the U.S.A. Today “All Teacher Team” in 2002 and received the Mary Collins Award for Outstanding Teacher Educator from the Florida Association of Teacher Educators.   In 2003, she was honored to have been named the Miami-Dade County Francisco R...

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Director of the EdD in Educational Leadership

Dr. Honour Moore is the Director of the EdD in Educational Leadership and an instructor in the program. She has over 30 years experience in higher education administration, primarily working with adult degree programs. Serving as Dean/Associate Vice President at three institutions in the Philadelphia area, she has been responsible for all facets of program development and implementation, including curriculum and faculty development. She also serves as a consultant to various accelerated degree programs for adult learners.

Dr. Moore has a BA...

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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...

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Director of Library Services

Email: nnitzberg@gratz.edu
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...

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Adjunct Professor of Business Communication and Professional Writing

Zsuzsanna Palmer teaches courses in business communication and professional writing. She  received her PhD in English from Old Dominion University in 2015 with an emphasis in Writing, Discourse, Technology, and Media Studies. Her research interests include intercultural communication in the workplace and the classroom and visual rhetoric. Her work has been published in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication and in the International Journal of the Image.

David Paredes, Ph.D, has been teaching at Drexel University since 2008. He was a guest lecturer in 2015 at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. He's written for a number of trade publications, including Training and Development Magazine and Claims Magazine. 

In addition to teaching, Paredes has been a Senior Manager for Learning and Talent Management at Kemper since 2003.

Carson Phillips, Ph.D., holds a B.A. from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a Graduate Diploma in Holocaust and Genocide Education from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. from York University. He earned his Ph.D. from York University; receiving the BMW Canada Award for Excellence from the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies. He has received numerous scholarly awards and fellowships including the Fleischer Award, Gertner Award, and the Klasner Fellowship from York University; the Alfred Lerner Fellowship from the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous; and the Hess Faculty...

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