Board & Staff

SPME’s Board of Directors is comprised of an experienced mix of professors from the most prestigious universities and colleges as well as members of other organizations. Their breadth of expertise and perspectives has proven invaluable as SPME has grown and expanded across the country and overseas.

Board of Directors

Jonathan Adelman, PhD
President
University of Denver, USA
(2013 - Present)
Philip Carl Salzman, PhD
Vice President
McGill University, Canada
(2016 - Present)
Lauri B. Regan, JD
Treasurer
New York, USA
(2014 - Present)
Elvira Groezinger, DPhil
Secretary
Germany
(2017 - Present)
Donna Robinson Divine, PhD
Smith College, USA
(2016 - Present)
Karlgeorg Raimund Krüger, MD
Germany
(2020 - Present)
Richard Landes, PhD
Boston University, USA
(2014 - Present)
Charles Jacobs, EdD
Boston, USA
(2013 - Present)
Richard L. Cravatts, PhD
Boston, USA
(2011 - Present)
Ralf R. Schumann, MD, PhD
Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
(2011 - Present)
David Menashri, PhD
Tel Aviv University, Israel
(2009 - Present)
Leila Beckwith, PhD
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
(2006 - Present)
John R. Cohn, MD
Thomas Jefferson University, USA
(2005 - Present)

Staff

Asaf Romirowsky, PhD
Executive Director
SPME
(2011 - Present)
Alex Joffe, PhD
BDS Monitor Editor
SPME
(2013 - Present)

Past Board Members

Miriam F. Elman, PhD
Syracuse University, USA
(2017 - 2020)
Brian O’Connor
Boston, USA
(2013 -2016)
Shlomo Dubnov, PhD
University of California San Diego (UCSD), USA
(2011 - 2014)
Joel Fishman, PhD
Jerusalem Institute for Public Affairs, Israel
(2011 - 2013)
Samuel Edelman, PhD
Past Executive Director
(2009 - 2011)
Kenneth L. Marcus, JD
The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, USA
(2009 - 2013)
Tammi Rossman-Benjamin
University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
(2009 - 2013)
Barry Rubin, PhD*
Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Israel
(2007 - 2013)
Awi Federgruen, DSc
Columbia University, USA
(2007 - 2013)
Brigitte Bailer, PhD
Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance, Austria
(2007 - 2009)
Matthias Küentzel, PhD
Political Scientist and Author, Germany
(2006 - 2011)
Ernest Sternberg, PhD
University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA
(2006 - 2013)
Phyllis Chesler, PhD
City University of New York Staten Island, USA
(2005 - 2007)
Steven M. Albert, PhD, MPH
University of Pittsburgh, USA
(2005 - 2013)
Peter J. Haas, PhD
SPME Past President | Case Western Reserve University, USA
(2003 - 2013)
Allan Lipton, MD
Penn State College of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, USA
(2003 - 2006)
Rabbi Ilana Rosansky
Salem State University, Temple Shalom, USA
(2003 - 2004)
Stanley Dubinsky, PhD
University of South Carolina, USA
(2002 - 2013)
Ruth Lichtenberg-Contreras, PhD
Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria
(2002 - 2013)
Rev. India E. Garnett, M. Div
United Church of Christ, USA
(2002 - 2013)
Judith S. Jacobson, DrPh
SPME Co-Founder | Columbia University, USA
(2002 - 2013)
Efraim Karsh, PhD
Kings College London, UK
(2002 - 2011)
Edward S. Beck, EdD
SPME Co-Founder and President Emeritus | Walden University
(2002 - 2009)
Robert S. Mirin, Esq *
Harrisburg, USA
(2002 - 2009)
Gerald M. Steinberg, PhD
Bar Ilan University, Israel
(2002 - 2007)
Nidra Poller
France
(2002 - 2006)
Patricia Jennings, PhD
University of California Davis (UCD), USA
(2002 - 2004)
Peter Gomori, PhD
St. Francis College, USA
(2002 - 2004)
Yigal Levin, PhD
Bar-Ilan University, Israel
(2002 - 2004)
David Goldman, JD
Amper, Mattia and Politziner, CPA's Inc., USA
(2002 - 2003)
Charles Isbell, PhD
Louisiana State University, USA
(2002 - 2003)
Frederick Krantz, PhD
Concordia University. Canadian Institute for Jewish Research, Canada
(2002 - 2003)
Moshe Ma’oz, PhD
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
(2002 - 2003)
Daniel Pipes, PhD
Middle East Forum, USA
(2002 - 2003)

* Deceased

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