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Anatomy

Bible

Business and Economics

Education

Humanities

Jewish Education

Jewish Music

Jewish Studies

Law

Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

Pediatrics

Psychology Sciences

Social Welfare

US Politics and World Affairs

Anatomy

Ana Maria Cuervo
Associate Professor
Contact this expert Areas of Expertise: Medicine; Anatomy & Structural Biology, Developmental & Molecular Biology
Degrees:
MD; PhD,University of Valencia (Spain)

Bible

Moshe Bernstein
Professor of Bible and Jewish HistoryDavid A. and Fannie M. Denenberg Chair in Biblical Studies
Contact this expert Areas of Expertise: Dead Sea Scrolls research, early Jewish biblical interpretation
Degrees: BA, MHL, Yeshiva University; MA, PhD, Fordham University; Ordination, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

Shalom Carmy
Assistant Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Bible
Contact this expertAreas of Expertise: Biblical thought, modern Jewish thought with an emphasis on Rabbis Soloveitchik and Kook, religious Zionism, INTERFACE OF JEWISH THOUGHT AND HUMANITIES
Degrees:
BA, MS, Yeshiva University; Ordination, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

Mordechai Cohen
Professor of BibleAssociate Dean, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies
Contact this expertAreas of Expertise: Bible and biblical exegesis
Degrees:
BA, MA, PhD, Yeshiva University; MA, Columbia University; Ordination, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

Naomi Grunhaus
Associate Professor of Bible
Contact this expertAreas of Expertise: Medieval Jewish
biblical exegesis
Degrees: BS, Brooklyn College, City University
of New York; MA, MS, PhD, New York University

Michelle Levine
Associate Professor of Bible
Contact this expertAreas of Expertise: Medieval biblical exegesis, Nachmanides’ literary approach to Bible
Degrees:
BA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; MS, Yeshiva University; PhD, New York University

Business and Economics

Robert Greenberg
Assistant Professor of Business Law
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Areas of Expertise:Constitutional law, intellectual property law, the Supreme Court, Business organizations (agency law, partnership law, and corporation law), contracts law
Degrees: BA, JD, LLM, Yeshiva University

Dennis Hoover
Clinical Associate Professor of Economics
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Areas of Expertise:Economics, econometrics
Degrees: BA, Ohio University; PhD, Columbia University

Lawrence H. Schiffman
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Judaic Studies at Yeshiva University
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Areas of Expertise: Ancient Christianity; Biblical Exegesis; Dead Sea Scrolls; Talmudic Literature; Judaism in Late Antiquity; Oral Law and the Written Torah; and Jewish Messianism.
Degrees: BA, MA and PhD, Brandeis University

Moses Pava
Dean, Sy Syms School of Business;Alvin H. Einbender Professor of Business Ethics; Professor of Accounting
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Areas of Expertise:Business ethics, Jewish business ethics, corporate social responsibility
Degrees: BA, Brandeis University; MPhil, PhD, New York University.

Education

Jeffrey Glanz
Professor; Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values
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Areas of Expertise:Educational leadership, Instructional supervision, Holocaust education
Degrees: EDD, Teachers College, Columbia University; BA, City College of New York; MSEd, Teachers College, Columbia University

Karen Shawn
Visiting Associate Professor; Senior Fellow, Institute for University-School Partnership
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Areas of Expertise:Youth Holocaust education
Degrees: PhD, New York University; MA, New York University; BA, Adelphi University

Laya Solomon
Assistant Professor; Director, Mendheim Student Teaching and Internship Project
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Areas of Expertise:Teacher supervision and mentoring; Differentiated instruction; Classroom assessment; Methods of teaching; Technology in the classroom; Motivations to teach
Degrees: EDD, Yeshiva University; MSEd, Yeshiva University; BA, Touro College

Karen Bacon
The Monique C. Katz Dean, Stern College for Women;Professor of Biology
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Areas of Expertise:Institutional leadership, Jewish education, women’s education
Degrees: BA, Yeshiva University; PhD, University of California at Los Angeles

Elizabeth Lazaroff
Assistant Professor of Education; Director of Teacher Education
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Areas of Expertise:Curriculum and teacher education, elementary education, arts in education, dance education
Degrees: BA, Harvard University; PhD, Stanford University

Humanities

Louis Feldman
Abraham Wouk Family Chair in Classics and Literature
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Areas of Expertise:Hellenistic Judaism, Jewish attitudes toward Jesus and Christianity, conversion to Judaism, anti-Semitism, Hanukkah, Josephus and Philo
Degrees: BA, MA, Trinity College; PhD, Harvard University

Paula Geyh
Associate Professor of English
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Areas of Expertise:Comparative literature, literary theory, American literature, American postmodernism, 20th-century American fiction
Degrees: BA, Miami University; MA, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

David Glaser
Associate Professor of Music
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Areas of Expertise:Music of the 20th-century, music composition
Degrees: BA, Hunter College, City University of New York; MA, Queens College, City University of New York; DMA, Columbia University

Joanne Jacobson
Professor of English, Co-Chair, English Department
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Areas of Expertise:American literature, American culture, American autobiography, creative nonfiction, American Jewish literature
Degrees: BA, University of Illinois; MA, PhD, University of Iowa

Nora Nachumi
Associate Professor of English
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Areas of Expertise:18th-century British literature, theater history, women’s literature, women’s studies, popular culture
Degrees: BA, State University of New York at Purchase; PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Adam Zachary Newton
Ronald P. Stanton Chair in Literature and Humanities; University Professor
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Areas of Expertise: 19th, 20th-century, and contemporary American literature; comparative literature, the novel, philosophical approaches to literature (ethics, hermeneutics), literary and narrative theory, history of criticism, 20th-century Jewish poetry and prose, modern Jewish thought.
Degrees: BA, Haverford; MA, PhD Harvard

Peninnah Schram
Professor of Speech and Drama
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Areas of Expertise:Storytelling, speech communication, oral interpretation of literature, history of theater
Degrees: BA, University of Connecticut; MA, Columbia University

David Shatz
Professor of Philosophy; Division Coordinator of the Humanities; Co-Chair, Philosophy Department
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Areas of Expertise:Relationship between science and religion, philosophy of law and religion, Jewish political philosophy, Jewish ethics
Degrees: BA, MS, Yeshiva University; MA, New York University; MPhil, PhD, Columbia University; Ordination, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

 

Jewish Education

Deena Rabinovich
Instructor in Bible; Director, Legacy Heritage Fund Jewish Educators Project
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Areas of Expertise: Tanakh; Hebrew language; training Jewish educators
Degrees: PhD, Brandeis University; MA, Brandeis University; BA, Wesleyan University

Moshe Krakowski
Assistant Professor
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Areas of Expertise:Conceptual change and cognition; Ultra Orthodox Jewish education, worldview, epistemology, and culture in schools; Curriculum development in Judaic studies; problem-based learning
Degrees: PhD, Northwestern University; BS, University of Chicago

Karen Shawn
Visiting Associate Professor; Senior Fellow, Institute for University-School Partnership
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Areas of Expertise:
Youth Holocaust education
Degrees:
PhD, New York University; MA, New York University; BA, Adelphi University

Chaim Feuerman
Assistant Professor; Golda Koschitzky Chair in Jewish Education; Chair, Mendheim Student Teaching and Administrative Internship Program
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Areas of Expertise:Methods and models of teaching, classroom management, mentoring principals and teachers
Degrees: EDD, St. John’s University; Rabbinic Ordination, Gur Aryeh Institute for Advamced Jewish Scholarship, 1957; Rabbinic Ordination, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1952; MHL, Jewish Theological Seminary; MAT, Emory University; BA, City College of New York; Certificate, Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, 2008

Laya Solomon
Assistant Professor; Director, Mendheim Student Teaching and Internship Project
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Areas of Expertise:
Teacher supervision and mentoring; Differentiated instruction; Classroom assessment; Methods of teaching; Technology in the classroom; Motivations to teach
Degrees:
EDD, Yeshiva University; MSEd, Yeshiva University; BA, Touro College

Aharon Fried
Associate Professor of Psychology
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Areas of Expertise:Educating Orthodox children with learning disabilities, special education
Degrees: MA, PhD, New School University

Scott Goldberg
Associate Professor of Jewish Education; Director, Institute for University-School Partnership
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Areas of Expertise:Multilingual literacy development and assessment, the connection between learning disabilities and behavioral disorder, bilingual education, special education
Degrees: BA, University of Chicago; MS Ed, Bank Street College of Education; PhD, New York University

David Pelcovitz
Gwendolyn and Joseph Strauss Professor of Education and Psychology
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Areas of Expertise: Parenting, adolescent development, family trauma, child abuse, at-risk children
Degrees: BA, MS, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Jacob J. Schacter
Senior Scholar at the Center for the Jewish Future and University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University
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Areas of Expertise:Contemporary American Jewish community, religious Zionism, thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, early modern Jewry, autobiography
Degrees: BA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; MA, PhD, Harvard University

David Schnall
Dean, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration
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Areas of Expertise:Jewish education, human resources and development, professional ethics, Jewish family/community, Israel, gerontology, training for health, mental health, and social service organizations
Degrees: BA, MS, Yeshiva University; MA, PhD, Fordham University; Ordination, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

Moshe Sokolow
Fanya Gottesfeld-Heller Professor of Jewish Education
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Areas of Expertise:Jewish education, Islam
Degrees: BA, MA, PhD, Yeshiva University

Jewish Music

Bernard Beer
Director, Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music
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Areas of Expertise:Synagogue music, Jewish music and liturgy
Degrees: BA, City College, City University of New York; Cantorial Diploma, Belz School of Jewish Music

Jewish Studies

David Berger
Ruth and I. Lewis Gordon Professor of Jewish History and Dean, Bernard Revel Graduate School
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Areas of Expertise:Medieval Jewish History; Intellectual History of the Jews; Jewish-Christian Relations; Jewish Messianism; contemporary Orthodox Judaism
Degrees: BA, Yeshiva College; Ordination; Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary; MA, PhD, Columbia University

Benjamin Blech
Assistant Professor of Bible
Contact this expertAreas of Expertise: Jewish communal concerns and contemporary issues, fundamentals of Judaism
Degrees: BA, Yeshiva University; MA, Columbia University; Ordination, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

J. David Bleich
Herbert and Florence Tenzer Professor of Jewish Law and Ethics; professor of law; rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
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Areas of Expertise: Jewish law, ethics, bioethics, applications of Jewish law to contemporary social issues, the interface of Jewish law with the American legal system
Degrees: BA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; MA, Columbia University; PhD, New York University

Rabbi Kenneth J. Brander
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Areas of Expertise:Jewish perspective on end of life issues, cloning and stem cell research, organ donation, infertility, religious Zionism, and contemporary society.
Degrees: BA, Yeshiva University; MA, Florida Atlantic University; Ordination, RIETS; Ordination in Medical Ethics (Fertility & Jewish Law), Machon Puah

Zevulun Charlop
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
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Areas of Expertise:Rabbinic studies, religion in American government, religion and the Founding Fathers, American history
Degrees: BA, Yeshiva University; MA, Columbia University; Ordination, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

Yaakov Elman
Herbert S. and Naomi Denenberg Chair in Talmudic History; Professor of Jewish History
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Areas of Expertise:History of the oral Torah, the effects of oral transmission, the relationship of oral to written Torah, the function of both in Jewish history
Degrees: BS, City College, City University of New York; MA, Columbia University; PhD, New York University

Steven Fine
Professor of Jewish History; Director, YU Center for Israel Studies
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Areas of Expertise:Second Temple and Talmudic History, Jewish art and archaeology, History of the Synagogue, ancient Christianity, Samaritanism
Degrees: BA (Religious Studies), University of California, Santa Barbara; MA (History of Art), University of Southern California; PhD (Jewish History), Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jeffrey Gurock
Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History
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Areas of Expertise:Religious and social life of Jews, New York Jewish history
Degrees: BA, City College, City University of New York; PhD, Columbia University

Susan Horwitz
Rose C. Falkenstein Professor of Cancer Research; Professor and CoChair, Molecular Pharmacology, Professor, Cell Biology
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Areas of Expertise:Poineer in the development of Taxol
Degrees: BA Byrn Mawr College; PhD, Brandeis University

Arthur Hyman
Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy
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Areas of Expertise:History of medieval Jewish and Islamic philosophy, modern Jewish thought, Maimonides, Jewish ethics
Degrees: BA, St. John’s College; MA, PhD, Harvard University

Ephraim Kanarfogel
E. Billi Ivry University Professor of Jewish History, Literature and Law; Chair, Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies
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Areas of Expertise: Medieval Jewish history and culture
Degrees: BA, MA, PhD, Yeshiva University; Ordination, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

Debra Kaplan
Dean Pinkhos Churgin Chair in Jewish History; Associate Professor of Jewish History
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Areas of Expertise: Early Modern Europe, Jewish-Christian Relations, Protestant Reformation, self-texts
Degrees: BA, Barnard College, MA, PhD, Universoty of Pennsylvania

Zafrira Lidovsky-Cohen
Associate Professor of Hebrew
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Areas of Expertise: Modern Hebrew poetry, Hebrew prose
Degrees: BA, Hebrew University; MA, Yeshiva University; PhD, New York University

Mark Mehler
Alpern Family Foundation Professor of Cerebral Palsy Research; Professor and Vice Chair, Neurology; Professo, Neuroscience; Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Areas of Expertise: Stem cell research relavent to diseases affecting the central nervous system
Degrees: BA, Columbia University; MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Hershel Schachter
Nathan and Vivian Fink Distinguished Professor of Talmud; Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
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Areas of Expertise:Contemporary applications of Jewish law, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
Degrees: BA, MA, Yeshiva University; Ordination, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

Haim Soloveitchik
Merkin Family Professor of Jewish History and Literature
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Areas of Expertise: Halakhic history, medieval religious movements, medieval communal organization, contemporary haredi world
Degrees: BA, Harvard University; MA, PhD, Hebrew University

Richard Steiner
Professor of Semitic Languages and Literature
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Areas of Expertise: Biblical and mishnaic Hebrew, Aramaic dialectology, Semitic linguistics, Hebrew linguistics in the Middle Ages
Degrees: BHL, BA, Yeshiva University; PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Moses Tendler
Rabbi Isaac and Bella Tendler Professor of Jewish Medical Ethics; Professor of Biology; rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
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Areas of Expertise:Medical ethics, relationship of medicine and science to Jewish law, organ donations, end of life issues
Degrees: BA, MA, New York University; PhD, Columbia University

Mordechai Willig

Rabbi Dr. Sol Roth Professor of Talmud and Contemporary Halakhah; rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
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Areas of Expertise: Leading authority on aguna, laws of family purity
Degrees: BA, MS, Yeshiva University; Ordination, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

Joshua ZimmermanEli and Diana Zborowski Professor of Interdisciplinary Holocaust Studies; assistant professor of interdisciplinary Holocaust studies and Easter European Jewish history
Contact this expertAreas of Expertise: Modern East European Jewish history, Polish-Jewish relations, the origins of anti-Semitism in Europe before and during the Holocaust
Degrees: BA, University of California, Santa Cruz; MA, University of California at Los Angeles; PhD, Brandeis University

 

Law

J. David Bleich
Herbert and Florence Tenzer Professor of Jewish Law and Ethics; Professor of Law; Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
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Areas of Expertise: Jewish law, bioethics
Degrees: BA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; MA, Columbia University; PhD, New York University

Lester Brickman
Professor of Law
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Areas of Expertise: Asbestos/smoking cases, lawyers’ ethics, lawyers’ fees, tort reform, contingency fee reform
Degrees: BS, Carnegie-Mellon University; JD, University of Florida; LLM, Yale University

David Carlson
Professor of Law
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Areas of Expertise: Bankruptcy
Degrees: BA, University of California at Santa Barbara; JD, Hastings College of Law, University of California

Daniel Crane
Assistant Professor of Law
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Areas of Expertise:Contracts, antitrust
Degrees: BA, Wheaton College; JD, University of Chicago

Toby Golick
Director, Bet Tzedek Legal Services Clinic; director, Clinical Legal Education; Clinical Professor of Law
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Areas of Expertise: Law and aging, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, legal issues affecting the elderly, disabled, and poor
Degrees: BA, Barnard College; JD, Columbia University

Malvina Halberstam
Professor of Law
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Areas of Expertise: International law, US foreign relations law, international criminal law, human rights, the Arab-Israeli conflict, laws on terrorism
Degrees: BA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; JD, MIA, Columbia University

Marci A. Hamilton
Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law
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Areas of Expertise: Constitutional law, First Amendment, law & religion, intellectual property law
Degrees:
B.A. Vanderbilt University, M.A. Pennsylvania State University, J.D. University of Pennsylvania

Michael Eric Herz
Professor of Law and Codirector, Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy
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Areas of Expertise: Environmental law, administrative law, constitutional law
Degrees: B.A. Swarthmore College, J.D. University of Chicago

Justin Hughes
Assistant Professor of Law, Director of The Intellectual Property Program
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Areas of Expertise: Intellectual property law, law of cyberspace, copyright, trademark
Degrees: BA, Oberlin College; JD, Harvard University

Lela Porter Love
Director, Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution and Cardozo Mediation Clinic; Professor of Law
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Areas of Expertise: Alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration

Degrees: BA, Harvard University; MEd, Virginia Commonwealth University; JD, Georgetown University

Monroe Price
Director, Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society; Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law
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Areas of Expertise: International broadcasting, media studies and law, copyright and the arts, cable television
Degrees: BA, LLB, Yale University

Sheri Rosenberg
Director, Human Rights and Genocide Clinic; deputy director, Program in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies
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Areas of Expertise: International law, international human rights, international criminal law, minority rights, ethnic conflicts, genocide
Degrees: BA, New York University; JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; LLM, Columbia Law School

David Rudenstine
Dean, Sheldon H. Solow Professor of Law, Vice President for Legal Education
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Areas of Expertise: Constitutional law, federal courts, cultural property
Degrees: B.A. M.A.T. Yale University, J.D. New York University

Barry Scheck
Director, Innocence Project; Professor of Law
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Areas of Expertise: Criminal law, forensic DNA
Degrees: BS, Yale University; JD, MCP, University of California at Berkeley

Jeanne Schroeder
Professor of Law
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Areas of Expertise:Securities law, corporate law
Degrees: BA, Williams College; JD, Stanford University

Anthony Sebok
Professor of Law
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Areas of Expertise: Tort law and legal philosophy
Degrees: B.A., 1984, Cornell University;M.Phil., 1986, Oxford University;J.D., 1991, Yale Law School;Ph.D., 1993, Princeton University

Edward Stein
Codirector, Program for Family Law, Policy, and Bioethics; Professor of Law
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Areas of Expertise: Family law, sexual orientation and law, gender and law, evidence, philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of mind, civil rights, statutory interpretation
Degrees: BA, Williams College; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; JD, Yale University

Suzanne Stone
Director, Program in Jewish Law and Interdisciplinary Studies; Professor of Law
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Areas of Expertise: Jewish law
Degrees: BA, Princeton University; JD Columbia University

Richard H. Weisberg
Walter Floersheimer Professor of Constitutional Law and Director, Program in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies
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Areas of Expertise: Law and literature, constitutional law, trusts and estates
Degrees: B.A. Brandeis University, Ph.D. Cornell University, J.D. Columbia University

Ed Zelinsky
Professor of Law
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Areas of Expertise: Tax law
Degrees: BA, MA, JD, MPhil, Yale University

 

Medicine

Michael Alderman
Professor, Medicine; Epidemiology & Social Medicine, Atran Foundation Professor of Social Medicine
Areas of Expertise:Hypertension
Degrees: BA, Harvard College; MD, Yale Medical School

Nir Barzilai
Associate Professor, Medicine; Director, Institute for Aging Research
Areas of Expertise:Genetics (of Ashkenazi Jews) to shed light on longevity, diabetes
Degrees: MD, Israel Institute of Technology Medical School

Michael Brownlee
Anita and Jack Saltz Professor of Diabetes Research; Professor, Medicine; Pathology
Areas of Expertise:Diabetes – biochemical mechanism involved in the development of diabetes, as well as genetic-based studies
Degrees: BS, Strathmore College; MD, Duke School of Medicine

Robert Burk
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology; Pediatrics; Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health
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Areas of Expertise: Role of genetics in prostate cancer, role of human papilloma virus in cervix cancer
Degrees: Bachelor’s, McGill University; MD George Washington University School of Medicine

Nancy Carrasco
Professor, Molecular Pharmacology
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Areas of Expertise: Identified role of iodide in thyroid cancer, studying similar role with relation to breast cancer
Degrees: BS, Instituto Cultural, Mexico City; MD, MS National Autonomous Universidad de Mexico

Nancy Carrasco
Professor, Molecular Pharmacology
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Areas of Expertise: Identified role of iodide in thyroid cancer, studying similar role with relation to breast cancer
Degrees: BS, Instituto Cultural, Mexico City; MD, MS National Autonomous Universidad de Mexico

Arturo Casadevall
Selman & Dr. Jaques Mitrani Professor of Cardiology; Professor, Medicine; Microbiology & Immunology
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Areas of Expertise: Role of microbes in infectious diseases, countering use of microbes for developing biological weapons
Degrees: BS, Queens College, City University of New York; MS, PhD-MD, New York University School of Medicine

John Condeelis
Professor and Cochair, Anatomy & Structural Biology;Faculty supervisor, Analytical Imaging Facility
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Areas of Expertise:Countering metastasis in cancer at cellular level
Degrees: BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; PhD, State University of NY, Albany

Nanette Santoro
Professor and Co-Chair, Anatomy & Structural Biology; Professor, Cell Biology
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Areas of Expertise:Reproductive health, premenopause and menopause
Degrees: BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; BS, MD, Albany Medical College of Union

Robert Singer
Professor and Co-Chair, Anatomy & Structural Biology; Professor, Cell Biology
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Areas of Expertise: Expression and transit of RNA within cell; developed technology, in situ hybridization, to view specific nucleic acid sequences within individual cells
Degrees: BS, Oberlin College; PhD, Brandeis University

Judith Wylie-Rosett
Professor, Epidemiology & Social Medicine; Assistant Professor, Medicine
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Areas of Expertise:Nutrition/obesity; diabetes
Degrees: BS, University of Arkansas; EdD, MEd, Teacher’s College of Columbia University

Nuclear Medicine

Ekaterina Dadachova
Associate Professor, Nuclear Medicine; Microbiology & Immunology
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Areas of Expertise: radioimmunotherapy, nuclear medicine, cancer
Degrees: BS; PhD, Moscow State University (Russia)

Pediatrics

Harris Goldstein
Professor, Pediatrics; Microbiology & Immunology; Assistant Dean for Scientific Resources; Director, Einstein/MMC Center for AIDS Research
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Areas of Expertise: HIV/AIDS
Degrees: BS, Yeshiva College; MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Psychology

Moshe Krakowski
Assistant Professor
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Areas of Expertise:Conceptual change and cognition; Ultra Orthodox Jewish education, worldview, epistemology, and culture in schools; Curriculum development in Judaic studies; problem-based learning
Degrees:PhD, Northwestern University; BS, University of Chicago

Norman Adler
University Professor and Special Assistant for Curriculum Development and Research Initiatives
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Areas of Expertise: Neuroendocrinolgy, developmental psychobiology
Degrees: BA, Harvard University; MA, PhD, University of California at Berkeley

William Arsenio
Associate Professor of Psychology
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Areas of Expertise:Children’s emotions and emotional development, affect and morality, social cognition, children’s social development, aggression in children
Degrees: PhD, Stanford University

Chaim Nissel
Director of the YU Counseling Centers and Assistant Professor of Psychology
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Areas of Expertise: Child Psychology, Depression and Suicide, Mental Health on College Campus, and Parenting
Degrees: BA, SUNY Purchase; PsyD, MSEd, Pace University

Terry DiLorenzo
Associate Professor of Psychology
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Areas of Expertise: Perceived risk and chronic disease, multiple sclerosis, aging
Degrees: BA, Rutgers University; MA, PhD Yeshiva University

Abraham Givner
Director, Combined School-Clinical Child Psychology; Ferkauf-Silverstein Professor of School Psychology
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Areas of Expertise: Role of the school psychologist, behavioral assessment and interventions in the schools, imagery in cognitive and affective functioning
Degrees: PhD, Yeshiva University

Irma Hilton
Professor of Psychology
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Areas of Expertise: Design of child abuse and pregnancy prevention program, sex role development, psychological issues in women’s health
Degrees: PhD, Columbia University

Lata McGinn
Director, Clinical Training Program; Associate Professor of Psychology
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Areas of Expertise: Cognitive behavioral therapy with depression and anxiety disorders, panic disorder, treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders
Degrees: PhD, Fordham University

Rona Novick
Associate Professor at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Assoc Professor of Psychology at AECOM in the Dept of child and adolescent psychiatry
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Areas of Expertise: Parenting, Trauma and children, bully prevention, social development, positive behavior support, family-school partnerships, anxiety in children, school consultation, preschool/early childhood behavior difficulties.
Degrees: PHD in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University, Masters Degree in Psychology from Rutgers, Bachelors in Psychology from SUNY Binghamton

David Pelcovitz
Professor of Education and Psychology
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Areas of Expertise: Parenting, adolescent development, family trauma, child abuse, at-risk children
Degrees: BA, MS, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Marcel Perlman
Chairman, Division of Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Psychology
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Areas of Expertise:Forensic psychology, public policy, clinical supervision
Degrees: BA, MS, PhD, Yeshiva University


Eliezer Schnall
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology
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Areas of Expertise: health psychology, multicultural psychology clinical psychology
Degrees: PhD, Yeshiva University

Lawrence Siegel
Dean, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology; Professor of Psychology
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Areas of Expertise: Behavior disorders of children and adolescents, pediatric psychology, stress and coping, adolescent risk behaviors, childhood depression and suicide
Degrees: PhD, Case Western Reserve University

Louise Silverstein
Associate Professor of Psychology
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Areas of Expertise: Family therapy, parenting and fathering, alternative family structure, feminist therapy, infant and childcare, multicultural issues
Degrees: PhD, New York University

Sonia Suchday
Associate Professor of Psychology; Director, Clinical Psychology Health Emphasis Program; Associate Director, Center for Public Health Services
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Areas of Expertise: Psychosocial predictors of heart disease
Degrees: PhD, West Virginia University

Charles Swencionis
Associate Professor of Psychology
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Areas of Expertise: Treatment of obesity in adults and children, obesity treatment in cardiovascular risk, quality of life in antihypertensive treatment
Degrees: PhD, Stanford University

Vance Zemon
Associate Professor of Psychology
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Areas of Expertise:Visual processing, sensory-motor systems, neural signals, learning theory, neurodiagnostics and neurotesting
Degrees: PhD, Northeastern University

Richard Zweig
Assistant Professor of Psychology
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Areas of Expertise:Graduate training in clinical gero-psychology, depression and personality disorders in older adults, the measurement of social adjustment, and psychotherapy with the elderly
Degrees: PhD, Northwestern University

Harvey Babich
Professor of Biology
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Areas of Expertise: In vitro toxicology, genetics, microbiology oxidative stress, tissue culture
Degrees: BA, Yeshiva University; MS, Long Island University; PhD, New York University

Sciences

Lea Blau
Professor of Chemistry
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Areas of Expertise: Effect of toxic agents on human cells- particularly the membranes
Degrees: BSc, MSc, Israel Institute of Technology; PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science

Gabriel Cwilich
Associate Professor of Physics; Division Coordinator, Natural and Mathematical Sciences
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Areas of Expertise: Condensed matter theorist, disordered materials and the theory of coherent propagation in random systems
Degrees: Licenciado en Fisica, University of Buenos Aires; MS, PhD, Rutgers University

Joseph Danto
Professor of Speech Pathology/Audiology
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Areas of Expertise:Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring for spine/neck/back/brain surgery, noise and effects of noise, hearing loss of infants and adults
Degrees: BA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Joseph DeSantis
Assistant Professor of Biology
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Degrees: BA, Hunter College, City University of New York; MS, Fordham University; PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Carl Feit
Dr. Joseph and Rachel Ades Professor of Pre-Health Sciences; Associate Professor of Biology
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Areas of Expertise: Immunology and cancer diagnosis, interface of science and religion
Degrees: BA, Yeshiva University; PhD, Rutgers University

Anatoly Frenkel
Professor of Physics
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Areas of Expertise: Structure-property relationships in nanoclusters; in situ studies of nucleation and growth, metal-insulator transitions in vanadium oxides, in situ studies of chemical kinetics, development of synchrotron techniques
Degrees: MS, St. Petersburg University; PhD, Tel Aviv University


Thomas H. Otway
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Physics
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Areas of Expertise:Partial differential equations, mathematical physics, geometric
Degrees: BA, New York University; PhD, Polytechnic University of New York

Barry Potvin
Professor of Biology
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Areas of Expertise: Glycobiology, stem cell biology, inherited diseases, mammalian development and differentiation
Degrees: BA, Brandeis University; PhD, University of North Carolina

Chaya Rapp
Clinical Associate Professor of Chemistry
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Areas of Expertise: Protein structure, prediction, general chemistry education
Degrees: BA, MA, PhD, Columbia University

Fredy Zypman
Professor of Physics
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Areas of Expertise: Nanotechnology, magnetic resonance imaging, probe microscopies, physics of materials, self organized criticality, industrial physics, quantum structures
Degrees: Bachelor in Basic Engineering Sciences, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay; BS, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela; MS, PhD, Case Western Reserve University

Social Welfare

Charles Auerbach

Professor
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Areas of Expertise: Prevention of homelessness, health care, computer applications for the social sciences
Degrees: BA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; MSW, Adelphi University; PhD, Fordham University

Nancy Beckerman
Professor
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Areas of Expertise:Family and marital counseling, HIV/AIDS, social work in health care, ethics in social work
Degrees: MSW, Hunter College, City University of New York; DSW, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University

Joan Beder
Professor
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Areas of Expertise: Health, mental health, grief and bereavement, death/dying, oncology, AIDS
Degrees: BA, MSW, Adelphi University; DSW, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University

Susan Bendor
Associate Professor
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Areas of Expertise: Aging, loss and bereavement, prevention, advocacy, hospice and health care
Degrees: BSC, Bishop’s University; MSW, Adelphi University; DSW City University of New York

Martin Birnbaum
Beate and Henry Voremberg Professor of Social Group Work
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Areas of Expertise: Group work in social work education, group work in child welfare, staff training for the development of group services, cultural diversity in social work practice
Degrees: BA, MSW, University of Buffalo; PhD, New York University

Richard Caputo
Professor
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Areas of Expertise:Family poverty, income dynamics, social justice, social policy
Degrees: BA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; MA, Iowa State University; MSW, Arizona State University; PhD, University of Chicago

Shantih Clemans
Assistant Professor
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Areas of Expertise: Sexual violence, domestic violence, vicarious traumatization, feminist theory and practice, multicultural practice, group work
Degrees: BA, Hood College; MSW, State University of New York at Albany; DSW, City University of New York

Jonathan Fast
Associate Professor
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Areas of Expertise: School rampage killing, school shooters, school safety, adolescence, hysteria
Degrees: BA, Sarah Lawrence College; MSW, Columbia University; DSW, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University

Susan Mason
Professor
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Areas of Expertise: Evidence-based practice, mental health, psychology, social welfare, research, social work practice
Degrees: BA, City College, City University of New York; MAT, University of Chicago; MS, New York University; MSSW, PhD, New York University

Daniel Pollack
Professor
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Areas of Expertise: Adoption, foster care, child abuse, liability, risk management, policy
Degrees: BA, Oberlin College; MSSA, Case Western Reserve University; JD, Cleveland Marshall College of Law

Gertrude Rutkove Sanders
Associate Professor
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Areas of Expertise: Gerontology, caregiving, women’s issues, human behavior log assignment, horticultural therapy
Degrees: BA, New York University; MSSW, DSW, Columbia University School of Social Work

David Strug
Associate Professor
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Areas of Expertise: AIDS, clinical mental health interventions, Cuban and Hispanic culture, gerontology, international social work, mental health, substance abuse
Degrees: BA, Temple University; MPH, University of California, Berkeley; MSW, Hunter College; PhD, Columbia University

Jay Sweifach
Associate Professor
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Areas of Expertise: Domestic violence, Jewish communal service, groupwork education, use of information technology, HIV education
Degrees: BS, Montclair State University; MSW, DSW, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University

Charles Trent
Associate Professor
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Areas of Expertise: Community practice/organization, social service administration/management, social policy, decision-making, adult learning and education
Degrees: BA, Pace University; MSW, New York University; PhD, Fordham University

Rozetta Wilmore-Schaeffer
Associate Professor
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Areas of Expertise:Mental health issues, children/adolescents and families, aging, teaching practice
Degrees: BA, Trenton University; MSW, Smith College School of Social Work; PhD, Seton Hall University

US Politics and World Affairs

Ruth Bevan
David W. Petegorsky Professor of Political Science; director, Rabbi Arthur Schneier Center for International Affairs
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Areas of Expertise:French and German politics, role of culture in postmodern state, democratization of culture, New World Order politics
Degrees: BA, Grinnell College; MA, University of Massachusetts; PhD, New York University

Bryan Daves
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Contact this expertAreas of Expertise: International relations, comparative politics of the Middle East and North Africa
Degrees: BS, American University; MA, George Washington University; PhD, Columbia University

Jeffrey Freedman
Professor of History
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Areas of Expertise:Intellectual and cultural history of the Enlightenment in German and French speaking Europe
Degrees: BA, University of Rochester; MA, PhD, Princeton University

Hadassa Kosak
Associate Professor of History
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Areas of Expertise:History of Palestine, American social movements, immigration in America
Degrees: BA, Hebrew University; MA, Hunter College, City University of New York; PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Joseph Luders
David and Ruth Gottesman Professor of Political Science
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Areas of Expertise:American racial politics, social movements, public policy
Degrees: BA, Evergreen State College; MA, PhD, New School for Social Research

Ellen Wolf Schrecker
Professor of History
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Areas of Expertise:McCarthy era, anti-communist political repression in the US during the Cold War, history of the US Communist Party, Hollywood blacklisting, the Rosenberg and Hiss cases, academic freedom
Degrees: BA, Radcliffe College; MA, PhD, Harvard University