Fresh Faces Among Faculty

New Faculty Members Appointed at Yeshiva University

New faculty members will be seen throughout Yeshiva University campuses this fall semester.

Dr. Abraham Ravid, an expert in economics and finance, was appointed as a professor at the Syms School of Business. Ravid joins Syms after teaching at other business schools including University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Cornell University’s Johnson’s School of Management, and Yale University’s School of Management, among others. Fluent in four languages, Ravid is the author of more than 40 articles and the recipient of many awards.  He received his PhD from Cornell University’s Graduate School of Business and Public Administration.

“As one who is himself a new member of the faculty, beginning to teach at YU this fall, I hope that all the new faculty are looking with excitement to greet the students and learn from their students and faculty,” said Dr. Lawrence H. Schiffman, vice provost for undergraduate education at Yeshiva University and professor of Judaic studies at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. “For many years now, YU has been bringing in top faculty members to provide the best possible education. And these faculty members, through their teaching and research, are what make this an excellent university.”

Dr. Harry Ostrer
Dr. Harry Ostrer

Dr. Harry Ostrer, a prominent geneticist known for his expertise on the origins of the Jewish people, has been appointed professor of pathology and genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. For the past 21 years, he has served as professor of pediatrics, pathology and medicine and director of the Human Genetics Program at New York University School of Medicine. Ostrer is the author of more than 70 articles, two books on genetics and the recipient of numerous awards. He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after receiving his MD from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

“Harry Ostrer’s recruitment provides Einstein with a faculty member who truly practices the bench to bedside ideal,” said Edward R. Burns, M.D., executive dean of Einstein. “His expertise in human genetics, experience with patients and reputation as an influential innovator in next generation molecular genetics should combine to put Einstein in the forefront of developing new genetic tests that have direct applicability to patient care.”

Additional new faculty hires at Yeshiva University include:

Stern College for Women

Marcia Young, instructor of music

Ran Shao, assistant professor of economics

David Nachbar, instructor of Bible and Talmud

Abigail Manzella, visiting assistant professor of English

Yeshiva College

James Camara, visiting assistant professor of chemistry

Benjamin Epstein, visiting assistant professor of political science

Ezra Frazer, instructor of Hebrew

Ran Shao, assistant professor of economics

Josefa Steinhauer, assistant professor of biology

Maria Van Ryn, assistant professor of sociology

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Michael Burstein, assistant professor of law

Deborah Pearlstein, assistant professor of law

Jessica Roth, assistant professor of law

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology

Sarah Kate Bearman, assistant professor of school/clinical child psychology

Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration

Ilana Turetsky, instructor of Jewish education and administration

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Shankar Viswanathan, assistant professor of epidemiology & population health

Samuel Williams, assistant professor of obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health

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