Education and Jewish Studies
Dr. Harvey Shapiro is Associate Professor of Education and Jewish Studies at Northeastern University. His areas of academic interest also include curriculum theory and design, educational theory, modern Hebrew literature, modern Jewish history and modern Jewish thought. His most recent articles include “Rabbi Hayyim of Volozhins Non-Messianic Vision of the Present and Future,” in The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy (2007) and “Toward a Holistic Theory of Informal Jewish Education,” Journal of Jewish Education,(2007). His Ph.D. is from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion where he wrote his dissertation on “Cultivating a Viable Relationship Between North American Jews and Israel” (1996). Prior to entering academia and receiving his doctorate, Harvey served as a Jewish day school headmaster and Jewish camp director. Having served as Dean of the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education at Hebrew College from 1994-2007, Harvey now devotes himself full-time to teaching and research in education and Jewish studies at Northeastern. Presently, he is writing on Hayyim of Volozhin, John Dewey, and S. Y. Agnon. He also teaches at Hebrew College in its professional and adult education programs.