Faculty News: Tenured, New and Visiting Professors

Dr. Selma Botman, provost and vice president of academic affairs, welcomed the newest cohort of faculty at their orientation in August with hearty words of praise and inspiration for their new endeavors. The Office of the Provost also announced a number of tenures and promotions in recognition of the stellar work being done by the YU faculty.


Tenure and Promotions

  • Dr. Ari Mermelstein has been promoted to Associate Professor of Bible and granted tenure
  • Dr. Betsy Seng, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, has been granted tenure
  • Dr. Erum Nadeem, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, has been granted tenure
  • Dr. Andrea Weinberger, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, has been granted tenure
  • Dr. Tracy Prout, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, has been granted tenure

The following faculty have been promoted to full professor:

  • Dr. Joseph Kerstein, director of the Sy Syms Masters of Science in Accounting
  • Dr. Anna-Lisa Cohen, Psychology
  • Dr. Dr. Shalom E. Holtz, Bible
  • Aaron Koller, Near Eastern and Jewish Studies
  • Dr. Rachel Mesch, French
  • Dr. William Stenhouse, History

New Faculty

Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration

  • Mordechai (Mark) Schiffman, Clinical Assistant Professor of Jewish Education

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

  • Kate Levine, Associate Professor of Law
  • Kathryn Miller, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
  • Matthew Wansley, Assistant Professor of Law

Katz School School of Science and Health

  • Kun Ho Kim, Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Sharon Verity, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Brittany Palmer, Clinical Assistant Professor, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Elizabeth Mlwaski, Clinical Assistant Professor, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Marie Patterson, Clinical Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
  • David Schwed, Clinical Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
  • Robert M. Mangione, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Torah Studies

  • Rabbi Shmuel Ismach, Instructor, Irving I. Stone Beit Midrash Program

Stern College for Women

  • Peter Nandori, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Amanda Katz, Clinical Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Elizabeth Rosenzweig, Instructor, Speech Pathology and Audiology

Sy Syms School of Business

  • Yehuda Davis, Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting
  • Gil Peleg, Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing

Yeshiva College

  • Patricia Medina, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Irina Catrina, Clinical Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Wurzweiler School of Social Work

  • Kathryn Krase, Associate Professor of Social Work
  • Shannon Lane, Associate Professor of Social Work
  • Tziporah Shub, Instructor, Social Work

Visiting Professors

Noted novelist Dara Horn will be teaching a course this fall, “When Bad Things Happen to Good People: Divine Justice and Human Creativity,” sponsored by the Zahava and Moshael J. Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought.

Sivan Rahav-Meir, Israeli journalist and World Mizrachi Distinguished Visiting Lecturer for the Center for Israel Studies, will broadcast a weekly shiur in Hebrew and English from the Israel Henry Beren campus as well as present lectures.

Dr. Ari Bergmann, who holds a doctorate in comparative religion from Columbia University and is the founder and Managing Principal of Penso Advisors, LLC, a derivatives/systemic risk advisory and money management boutique, will be teaching “Rereading Talmud: Legal Sugyot” at the Isaac Breuer College of Hebraic Studies.