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Instructional Design Assistant

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 215-635-7300 x186

Rose Actor-Engel is currently an Instructional Design Assistant at Gratz College. Rose assists adjunct and full-time faculty in online course building as well as providing technical support to online students. She has previously worked in the organization as the Web Administrator, as well as an administrative assistant to the continuing education program. Rose has a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University in Entertainment and Arts Management. 

Director, Non Profit Management

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 215-635-7300 x115

Deborah Aron is the current Director of the Non Profit Management program at Gratz College. Ms. Aron’s career has combined her interests in Jewish communal service and Jewish education. Her undergraduate degree is from Brandeis University in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. She received her Masters in Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work of Yeshiva University with a specialization in group work, and was a Senior Educator Fellow at the Melton Institute of Hebrew University’s School of Education.
 
Her early clinical experience was in serving families experiencing...

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Associate Director of Enrollment Management

Phone: 215-635-7300 x154
Email: [email protected]

Mindy Escourt Blechman is Associate Director of Enrollment Management at Gratz College. Her focus is on student recruitment, marketing, and student retention. In addition, she manages the Summer Institute on-campus intensive program in July and the biennial Tuzman Holocaust Teach-In. Mindy has worked at Gratz since 1999 and has also held the positions of Assistant Director of Admissions, Coordinator of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Director of Adult Jewish Studies, and Coordinator of Continuing Legal Education. Mindy earned her M.A. in Jewish Studies at Gratz College and holds a B.A. in...

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Manager of Business Operations and Facilities

Phone: 215-635-7300 x 195
Email: [email protected]

Tom has nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of school business operations and human resources. His experience ranges from a private school setting to a for-profit copany performing Business Manager duties for intermediate units and charter schools throughout Pennsylvania. Tom has served on the boards of two Health Benefits Trusts, including one pooled claims Trust and segregated claims Trust. Tom also has experience in areas of school facilities, food service, and transportation. He holds a Bachelor of Science from King's College.

Director of Adult Jewish Learning

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 215-635-7300 x182

Events Coordinator

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 215-635-7300 x 155

Phone: 215-635-7300 x166

Ernie Collins; LaSalle Miller

 

IT and A/V Support Specialist

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 215-635-7300 x118

David comes to Gratz as a graduate of Orleans Technical College, formerly under an apprenticeship sponsored by JEVS- Jewish Educational Vocational Services. He has expertise in general IT services and A/V equipment and software and is certified in COMPTIA A+. David also works as a sound engineer at Grace Christian Fellowship and continues his education in the evenings. David has been accepted to Arcadia University and will start in Fall 2020.

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Project Manager/ Business Process Manager

Anthony arrives at Gratz with 10 years experience and an MBA from Villanova University. Although he has spent a decade in a variety of business areas, Anthony started out with an undergraduate degree in English and Secondary Education at the University of Richmond in 2008. As a former teacher, he hopes to bring open communication and learning development skills to his technical role as Project and Business Process Manager. His professional interests include problem solving and continuous improvement. Personally, most of his interests revolve around his wife and two...

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President of Gratz College

Email: [email protected]
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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Director of Library and Information Technology Services

Email: [email protected]  
Phone: 215.635.7300 x159

Donna comes to Gratz College with 10 years of experience in academic libraries, archives and special collections, pushing them toward open access and creating welcoming, flexible learning spaces. She holds degrees from Temple University and the University of Pittsburgh in Art History and Library and Information Science, respectively. Donna's professional interests include access and preservation, socio-technological trends and communication, and the role of libraries in building community partnerships. Donna is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Gratz College....

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Director, Institutional Advancement

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 215-635-7300 x126
Naomi G. Housman, EdM, has worked in the education sector at the national and local levels for nearly twenty five years. Prior to her role at Gratz College, Naomi served as the director of institutional advancement at Philadelphia Futures, a nonprofit organization that support college access and retention programs for low-income, first-generation-to-college youth in Philadelphia. Naomi served as Deputy Chief with The School District of Philadelphia, overseeing school counseling services,...

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Payroll and Benefits Supervisor

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 215-635-7300 x 165

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Executive Assistant Office of the President

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 215-635-7300 x133

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Interim Director of Gratz Advance

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 215.635.7300 x183

Debbie is the is the Interim Director of Gratz Advance, overseeing online and in-person educational experiences both for teenagers and Jewish educators working in formal and informal Jewish educational settings.  Debbie has worked extensively in the field of Jewish Education for more than twenty five years. She received her MA from Brandeis University and her BA from Brown University.

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Director of Hebrew Programs and Gratz Advance

[email protected]
215-635-7300 x162

Dr. Dina Maiben is the Assistant Director of Gratz Advance (formerly JCHS) and Hebrew Programs as well as an Adjunct Instructor for Gratz College. Dina has worked extensively in the field of Jewish Education, in both formal and informal settings.  She has served as a Hebrew School director, classroom teacher, youth director, camp counselor, program director, and consultant.  She was the founding chair of Monmouth County’s Commission on Jewish Education.  Dina has authored nineteen books and more...

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Manager of Information Technology/ Director of Campus Security

Email: [email protected]  
Phone: 215-635-7300 x174

Suzette Martinez-Quiles started as an IT Help Desk Intern at Gratz College on March 2007. She graduated from DeVry University June 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Network and Communication Management. Gratz College hired Suzette as a Full-time Systems Support Specialist on September 2007. In June 2009, she graduated with high honors from Keller Graduate School of Management with a Master of Arts in Business Administration and a concentration in Security Management. On June 2010 Suzette was promoted to Manager of Information Technology.

Administrative Assistant Office of Academic Affairs

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 215-635-7300 x172

Registrar

Email: [email protected]  
Phone: 215.635.7300 x123

Scott received an M.A. from the University of Illinois in Chicago in Cognitive Psychology, and a B.A. from Temple University in Marketing and Economics. He comes to the Registrar position with almost 20 years of experience managing various information systems. Scott’s professional interests include systems integrations and business process management improvements. His personal interests include family, music and chocolate.

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Assistant Director of Enrollment Management

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 215-635-7300 x128

Adrienne Nolan is the Assistant Director of Enrollment Management at Gratz College. She graduated from Arcadia University in May 2012 with a B.A. in Psychology and studied abroad in spring 2010 in Scotland, UK. One of her achievements while in school was helping to create a study abroad mentorship program that is still in use at Arcadia today. After graduation she moved overseas and taught English as a second language for a year in the Czech Republic. Her love for higher education began in college, however her career in higher...

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Librarian/ IT Support Specialist

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 215-635-7300 x181

Andrew received a B.A. in Classics from Temple University and a Masters in Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S) from Drexel University. His professional interests involve investigating new technologies and services, including discovering, selecting, testing tech for educational use. He is also interested in creating historical maps and utilizing digital humanities tools and providing library reference, instruction, tech support, and research support.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 215-635-7300 x135

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Interim Director of NEXT, Director of Educational Technology

Emily Aronoff Teck, Ed.D. is a progressive educator who seeks to increase and improve the ways that the Jewish community invites young children children and families to explore, discover, and celebrate joyful Judaism. Offering a unique combination of experience, knowledge, and creativity, her work includes the creation and facilitation of programs for young children and families as well as the provision of support to clergy and teacher education for leaders working with young children. She is the founding director of the world’s largest searchable database of Jewish educational resources...

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Student Billing

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 215-635-7300 x163

Student Records Office – College

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 215-635-7300 x157

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