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Doctoral & Postdoctoral Programs

Since the center welcomed its first postdoctoral fellow in 2004, it has made nurturing future leaders of the field a core part of its work. To date, four doctoral candidates and five postdoctoral fellows have worked at the center, receiving guidance on their research and contributing to the center's intellectual life.

Postdoctoral Fellows


2011-12 Tsafrir Goldberg
Dissertation: "'Everyone knows that’s how things were': High school students’ history learning processes--Between collective memory narratives and disciplinary skills," The Hebrew University, 2006.
2009-2011 Renee Rubin Ross
Dissertation: "Parental involvement and community cohesion at a Jewish, Catholic, and independent day school," New York University, 2009.
2008-2009 Inbar Galili-Schachter
Dissertation: "Teachers and commentators: hermeneutics of teaching Jewish philosophy in secondary schools: Case Studies," Hebrew University, 2008
2006-2008  Eran Tamir
Dissertation: "The politics of education reform : state power and the field of educational policy in New Jersey," Michigan State University, 2006
2004-2006  Susan M. Kardos
Dissertation: "Supporting and sustaining new teachers in schools : the importance of professional culture and mentoring," Harvard University, 2004

Doctoral Fellows


A.B.D.  Orah Minder Doctoral Candidate in Jewish Education, Brandeis University
A.B.D. Jacob Cytryn Program Director, Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
Ph.D., 2008  Orit Kent Senior Research Associate and Director of the Beit Midrash Research Project
Ph.D., 2006 Susan Tanchel Head of School, JCDS: Boston's Jewish Community Day School