Sharon Feiman-Nemser

Sharon Feiman-NemserJack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Professor Emerita of Jewish Education


  • Columbia University, EdD

  • University of Chicago, MA

  • University of Michigan, BA


Sharon Feiman-Nemser is the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Professor Emerita of Jewish Education.  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.

Selected Publications

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.