Consulting Academic Dean
Nathan Katz (Ph.D., Temple University) has had a distinguished
career in higher education as a scholar, teacher and administrator.
He is Professor at Florida International University and founding
chair of its Department of Religious Studies. He has served
on the fulltime faculties of University of South Florida,
Williams College, and Naropa University.
Arguably the world’s leading expert on Indian Jewish communities,
he is the author of more than a dozen books and a hundred
academic articles. He won four Fulbright grants, was a Finalist
for the 2000 National Jewish Book Award in Sephardic Studies,
won the 2004 Vak Devi Saraswati Award, and the 2000 FIU President’s
Award for Achievement and Excellence.
For twelve of the past thirteen years, he has been a Master
Teacher at the Florida Center for Teachers, and in 1994 won
the State University System Teaching Incentive Program Award.
Professor Katz teaches Jewish literature and History, especially the relation of Judaism to other religions