Staff and Administration

Executive Staff

President of Gratz College

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... Read more...

Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Rosalie Guzofsky, of Cheltenham, took over the position of dean and vice president for academic affairs at Gratz College on October 1, 2014. Guzofsky has over 20 years of managerial experience in higher education administration, as well as a business background and a personal and scholarly interest in Jewish studies.

"In fact," she says, "everything I have done both personally and professionally has brought me to Gratz."

Guzofsky's long career in education administration...



Director, Grants and Strategy

Naomi G. Housman, Ed.M., has worked for nearly twenty years at the national and local levels to create student-centered education policy and practice. Prior to her current role as the Director of Innovation and Development for Gratz Advance at Gratz College, Naomi cultivated and stewarded funder relationships and strategic partnerships 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 also serves as the President and...

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Phone: 215-635-7300 x 165


Systems Support Specialist

Phone: 215-635-7300 x181



Executive Assistant Office of the President

Phone: 215-635-7300 x133


Admissions & Recruitment Specialist

Phone: 215-635-7300 x128


Assistant Director, Gratz Advance; Director, JCHS & JOLT

Dina Maiben is the Assistant Director of Gratz Advance, the Director of the Jewish Community High School and JOLT: Jewish Online Learning for Teens, as well as an Adjunct Instructor and Hebrew Coordinator 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 than two dozen...

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Director of Educational Technologies, Gratz Advance

215-635-7300 ext. 184

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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Director, Information Technology

Phone: 215-635-7300 x174

Administrative Assistant Office of Academic Affairs

Phone: 215-635-7300 x172