A photo of Ted Merwin





Ted Merwin, Ph.D.
Director of the Asbell Center for Jewish Life
Associate Professor of Religion & Judaic Studies
Phone: 717-245-1636
Office: Second floor, Asbell Center

Ted Merwin joined the Dickinson community in 2000. In addition to directing the Asbell Center, he is an associate professor of religion and Judaic studies. He teaches courses on American Jewish history, Jewish masculinity, Jewish food, Jewish theater and film, and secular Judaism. Ted graduated from Amherst College in 1990 and went on to a Ph.D. in theater from the City University of New York Graduate Center. For the past decade, he has written a weekly theater column for The (New York) Jewish Week. His articles have also appeared in the The New York Times, Washington Post, Moment, Hadassah, Sondheim Review and many other publications. Ted Merwin is a well-known professor, blogger, journalist, humorist, collector and public intellectual. Ted is one of the foremost authorities on Judaism in America. He is the author of two acclaimed books: In Their Own Image: New York Jews in Jazz Age Popular Culture and Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli, winner of the 2015 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Education and Jewish Identity. Ted is a frequent lecturer on American Jewish culture.  To read more on Ted Merwin, please view his website at http://www.tedmerwin.com/


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Phone: 717-254-8039

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Phone: 717-254-8963

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