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March 14, 2023
Moravian University names first Dean of the School of Behavioral and Community Health
Like the School of Business and Economics, the Moravian University School of Behavioral and Community Health was formed as a result of the 2021 transition to university status and allows dean-level faculty to lead newly formed schools within the university structure. Dr. Ginsberg joins Moravian after serving as a Full Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in Counseling Psychology at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 2016.
“President Grigsby has been talking about the school of behavioral and community health for a few years, and we are very much aware of the mental health crisis facing our nation. I am thrilled to see his vision of supporting this need come to fruition with the hire of Dr. Ginsberg, and I am confident in her ability to move us forward quickly,” said Carol Traupman-Carr, provost of Moravian University. “Dr. Ginsberg’s background and education mirror our liberal arts educational mission within the global focus of our Elevate experience, and she has a genuine interest in helping people. I can’t imagine a more perfect fit for us.”
Dr. Ginsberg has taught at well-regarded institutions around the United States and Canada and is an expert in working with diverse populations in academia and counseling. Her scholarship focuses on the intergenerational transmission of Holocaust trauma. She also investigates the topics of Jewish issues more broadly (for example Jewish women in counseling) as well as counseling topics that directly pertain to underserved and marginalized populations.
Dr. Ginsberg earned her bachelor of arts in Jewish Studies/Comparative Religion at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, her Master of Arts in Human Services Psychology from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan, and her Master of Business Administration from the Tefler School of Management, University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Ginsberg began her tenure as the Dean of the School of Behavioral and Community Health on August 15, 2022.