Professor Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women's and Gender History and is Director of the Jewish Studies Program at The American University in Washington, D.C. Professor Nadell is also the President of the Association of Jewish Studies. In 2007, she received AU's highest faculty award, the Scholar/Teacher of the year, and in 2010 she received the Lee Max Friedman Award from the American Jewish Historical Society for distinguished service to the profession. She holds a doctorate in history from Ohio State University, a B.A. from Douglass College, Rutgers University, and studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
She is the author of Women Who Would Be Rabbis: A History of Women's Ordination, 1889-1985 (Beacon Press, 1998), which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and a main selection of the Jewish Book Club, and Conservative Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook (1988). Her other books include Women and American Judaism: Historical Perspectives (2001), American Jewish Women's History: A Reader (2003); Three Hundred and Fifty Years: An Album of American Jewish Memory (2005); New Perspectives in American Jewish History (2010); and Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives (2013).
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