Allan Nadler (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Professor and Director of Jewish Studies. Prior to his appointment at Drew University in 1998, Dr. Nadler was the Director of Research at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York City, and Dean of YIVO’s Graduate Training Program, the Max Weinreich Center for Advanced Jewish Studies. He has also taught at Cornell University, New York University, the Spertus Institute for Jewish Studies in Chicago, and McGill University. An ordained rabbi, Dr. Nadler has published articles, reviews, and essays in Commentary, The New Republic, The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Judaism, Tradition, Modern Judaism, The New York Times, Newsday, Forward, The Jewish Week, and The Baltimore Jewish Times. He is the author of Faith of the Mithnagdim: Rabbinic Responses to Hasidic Rapture (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997), The Hasidim in America (American Jewish Committee Monograph, 1995), and The Heretic as Hero: Spinoza in the Modern Jewish Imagination (forthcoming).