Clinical Assistant Professor of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education
Department: Jewish Education , William Davidson Graduate School
Phone: (212) 678-8209
BA, Stanford University; MA, Columbia University; MA, Teachers College, Columbia University; EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University
Meredith Katz is the clinical assistant professor of Jewish Education in the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary. She is the coordinator of the Online MA Program and teaches courses in Pedagogical Skills, Curriculum, and Staff Development and Supervision, and works extensively with The Davidson School’s distance learning students in the MA and Executive Doctoral programs.
Dr. Katz completed her EdD in 2010 at Teachers College, where her dissertation, Mature Love Is Complicated: Israel Education as a Microcosm of Challenges to Educators in Liberal Jewish Day Schools, focused on curriculum development for Israel education in Jewish high schools. She holds an undergraduate degree in History, with honors in Education, from Stanford University, as well as an MA in modern European history from Columbia University. Dr. Katz continues her involvement in the field of Israel education through her participation in the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education’s (CASJE) Israel Education panel. Other research interests include conceptions of citizenship education in Jewish schools and teacher education.
Dr. Katz has considerable teaching and administrative experience in both day school and congregational school settings. She draws extensively on these experiences in her work with JTS students as they explore together the intersections of theory and practice.
- “Harnessing Teacher Potential as Israel Education Curriculum Developers.” Journal of Jewish Education 81, no. 2 (2015): 162–88.
- “Using Simulations to Play with Jewish History.” Hayidion (Spring 2014).
- “Dear Mr. Herzl.” CJ: Voices of Conservative/Masorti Judaism (Spring 2014).
- “Davidson Distance Learning Program at JTS.” eJewish Philanthropy, May 30, 2013.
- “From the Intuitive to the Intentional:” Designing a Constructivist Online Course.” With O. Backenroth. Gleanings, 2016.