NEJS Faculty

Sharon Feiman-Nemser

Sharon Feiman-Nemser

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Professor of Jewish Education

Contact Information

(781) 736-2946
(781) 736-5020 FAX


Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex, 111

Mailing Address

Sharon Feiman-Nemser
Brandeis University
MS 049
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110


Columbia University, Ed.D.
University of Chicago, M.A.
University of Michigan, B.A.


Sharon Feiman-Nemseer is the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Professor of Jewish Education, with appointments in NEJS and the Education Program.  She founded the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education which she directed for twelve years.  She also started DeLeT, a concentration in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program which prepares teachers for Jewish day schools.  An international expert in teacher education and learning to teach, she pioneered research on teacher learning and has done seminal studies of mentoring and new teacher induction.

Her most recent book is Inspiring Teaching:  Preparing Teachers to Succeed in Mission Driven Schools. Published by Harvard Education Press in 2014, it is based on a study of 30 beginning teachers in Jewish, Catholic and urban public schools and the programs which prepared them for teaching.