Staff and Administration

Executive Staff

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... Read more...



Director of Gratz Advance and NEXT

Rabbi Hirsh, Assistant Professor of Jewish Education, is the Director of Gratz Advance, which is Gratz College's newest department. Gratz Advance includes NEXT: the Professional Learning Program for Supplementary School Teachers, which Rabbi Hirsh created. It also encompasses other programs related to supplementary Jewish education, such as JSASIP: Jewish School Assessment School Improvement Process. Rabbi Hirsh's Gratz Advance portfolio also includes all of Gratz College's programs for high school students, including the Jewish Community High School, JOLT: Jewish Online Learning for Teens...

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Director, Institutional Advancement

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, college and career readiness, behavioral health, and city partnerships with child-serving community and...

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Phone: 215-635-7300 x 165


Systems Support Specialist

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Phone: 215-635-7300 x181



Executive Assistant Office of the President

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Phone: 215-635-7300 x133


Admissions & Recruitment Specialist

Phone: 215-635-7300 x128
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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, Information Technology

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Phone: 215-635-7300 x174

Administrative Assistant Office of Academic Affairs

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Phone: 215-635-7300 x172