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Dr. Daniel Siegel has a passion for teaching all types of students in all walks of life. He has taught in a variety of environments from elementary students to top-level executives at Fortune 500 companies. As an instructional designer, Dr. Siegel has developed courseware for a variety of industries and government organizations such as the U.S. Navy, Stanford University, Disney, Home Depot, and the Department of Education. Making education fun through the implementation of gaming technology is a goal that he hopes to share with you. Dr. Siegel loves to play a variety of games and systems...

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Mark Snyder began educating in the high school English & Mathematics classroom in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and has also taught High School Special Education at Wordsworth Academy and a Cyber Charter High School.  He has since been teaching in the Temple University School of Education as well as Cabrini College.  He attended the University of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate work and completed his Masters in Special Education and PhD in Educational Psychology at Temple University.  His personal research interests consist of classroom assessment, teacher change, and post-...

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Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Associate Professor of History

Email: msteinlauf@gratz.edu
Phone: 215-635-7300 x 144

Dr. Michael C. Steinlauf holds an M.A. in Literature from Columbia University and a doctorate in Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. He is the author of Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust (1997), which examines how the experience of witnessing the Holocaust shaped Polish history and consciousness in the half century after World War II. He was a contributing editor to the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe (Yale University Press, 2008), responsible for entries on theater and performance, and the editor of Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, v. 16 (2003),...

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Adjunct Professor of American Jewish History

Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D., is the Senior Rabbi of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, PA, and Adjunct Professor of American Jewish History at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion-New York. He is the author of numerous books and articles including Isaac Leeser and the Making of American Judaism and Sharing Sacred Moments, a collection of his sermons. An editor of Reform Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Source Book, Rabbi Sussman is a member of the Academic Advisory and Editorial Board of the American Jewish Archives (Cincinnati) and past chair...

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Emily Aronoff Teck is a Jewish Educator and Musician specializing in early engagement of young Jewish children and their families through fun, developmentally appropriate, meaningful musical experiences.

She particularly enjoys collaboration and content creation in the Jewish education community, and is the founding director of JewishLearningMatters.com, a curated database of Jewish educational resources. Emily spent a decade as a Jewish early childhood music specialist, before founding Jewish Family Jams, a Music & Movement program for young children and their grown-ups in 2015...

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David Keller Trevaskis, Esquire, is an attorney and former third grade teacher with a Master’s Degree in Education.   Trevaskis is the Pro Bono Coordinator for Legal Services for the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), responsible for assisting local bar associations, legal services programs and other groups who offer pro bono legal services across the Commonwealth to help improve the access to justice for the neediest among us. 

Trevaskis’ work in poverty law is extensive as the PBA’s pro Bono Office processes nearly 6000 request for help each year through the PBA Legal Services to...

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Adjunct Instructor in Education

Diana Tucker holds a Bachelor of Science in Entomology/Plant Pathology from the University of Delaware. She later went on to study Secondary Education at Notre Dame College. Diana taught various science courses at the middle and high school level for the Berea City School District in Ohio, where she also served as Department Chair and Science Olympiad Coordinator. Diana also holds a Master of Arts in Education from Gratz College. For the past several years, she has taught high school Biology at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, PA. She has extensive experience and interest in the...

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Adjunct Instructor in Education

Craig R. Van Demark earned degrees from Eastern University (Bachelor of Science), West Chester University (School of Health Sciences), and Gratz College (Masters of Education). Craig was awarded the Masters of Education award upon his graduation from Gratz College. Craig has been teaching physical education for the past fifteen years. He has taught elementary physical education in Naples, Florida, Lumberton, New Jersey and is currently teaching in Yardley, Pennsylvania. He created and leads a Brain Train program which engages his kindergarten students to perform at their maximum level at...

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Adjunct Instructor in Nonprofit Management

Joseph P. Welsh, Esq., is an adjunct instructor in Nonprofit Management at Gratz College. He has combined expertise in healthcare administration and law in his career. Presently, he is the President and General Counsel for the Center for Healthcare Information Research and Policy, an organization that facilitates the integration of health policy and health technology policy in the US and Global healthcare delivery systems. He received both a B.S. in Healthcare Administration and an MBA from Philadelphia University and his JD from Temple University School of Law. He is an active member of...

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Adjunct Instructor in Education

Dr. Louise Whitelaw is a graduate of Drexel University, with B.S. degrees in Literature & Corporate Communications, an M.S. degree in Instruction, with PA certifications in Elementary Education and Environmental Education, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies. Her research interests include creativity studies, field experiences, and mentoring. Dr. Whitelaw is a former elementary and middle school science teacher, and was the Director of a mathematics and science learning lab. Her higher education experience includes extensive teaching in Education...

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