Director and Certificate Advisor
*Irina Livezeanu (Associate Professor, History): Jewish history in modern East-Central Europe.
Jeff Aziz (Lecturer and Advisor, English): detective fiction, early modern England
Brock Bahler (Lecturer, Religious Studies): Philosophy of Religion, Faith & Reason, Jewish Philosophy (e.g., Levinas, Maimonides)
Barbara Burstin (Lecturer, History): American Jewish history, Jews in Pittsburgh, US and the Holocaust.
Vivian Curran (Distinguished Professor, Law)
Amy-Diana Colin (Associate Professor, German): Holocaust literature, Paul Celan, German-Jewish culture and literature.
Haya Feig (Lecturer, Religious Studies): Hebrew language.
*Benjamin Gordon (Assistant Professor and Perlow-Rosenberg Fellow, Religious Studies): classical Judaism.
Laura Gotkowitz (Associate Professor, History): Jews in Latin America
Diego Holstein (Professor, History)
Lina Insana (Associate Professor, French and Italian): Primo Levi, Holocaust literature, 20th-century Italy.
*Hannah Johnson (Associate Professor, English): historiography of medieval Jewish-Christian relations.
*Rachel Kranson (Assistant Professor, Religious Studies): American Jewish history; modern and contemporary Judaism.
Clark Muenzer (Associate Professor, German): post-Enlightenment German cultural history.
Irina Reyn (Assistant Professor, English): creative writing, American Jewish literature.
Uma Satyavolu (Lecturer, English): detective fiction
*Adam Shear (Associate Professor, Religious Studies): medieval and early modern Jewish history; history of the Jewish book; Zionism and Israel studies.
Oscar Swan (Professor, Slavic): Polish and Russian linguistics; Polish cinema and culture
*= Executive Committee, 2019-2020
Laurie Cohen (Liaison Librarian Emerita, Hillman Library): Judaica library resources, Yiddish literature.
Seymour Drescher (University Professor Emeritus, History): modern Europe, antisemitism, history of slavery.
Lucy Fischer (Distinguished Professor Emerita, English/Film Studies): Jews and the American cinema.
Bernard Goldstein (University Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies): history of science and mathematics, medieval Judaism.
Jonathan Harris (Professor Emeritus, Political Science) republics of the former Soviet Union.
Alexander Orbach (Associate Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies): modern Jewish history, Jews in Russia and the former Soviet Union, modern Israel.
Leonard Plotnicov (Professor Emeritus, Anthropology): ethnographic study of Jews in Pittsburgh.
Jerome L. Rosenberg (Professor emeritus of chemistry and biological sciences and dean emeritus).
Past Directors of the Program
- Bernard Goldstein, 1973-1991
- Jerome L. Rosenberg, 1991-1999
- Alexander Orbach, 1999-2010
- Adam Shear, 2010-2018
- Luke Peterson, Visiting Professor of International Affairs, UCIS, 2014-2016.
- Noam Shoval (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Visiting Professor, University Center for Social and Urban Research, 2014-2015.