Mark I. Rosen is an associate professor in the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University, where he teaches about and conducts research on the Jewish nonprofit sector. His responsibilities in the Hornstein Program include teaching a required course entitled Organizational Behavior in Jewish Nonprofits, coordinating student internships, and leading an annual 4-day trip to NYC called Starr Seminar during which Hornstein students visit 15 different Jewish nonprofits.
Mark has conducted research on a variety of topics related to contemporary Jewish life. He is the author of a case study entitled The Remaking of Hillel and a book, Mission, Meaning, and Money, about the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. His research on Jewish families with young children has influenced programs across the country, and he has also conducted research on such topics as Birthright Israel, Jewish summer camp, Jewish day schools, and intermarriage. Most recently, he was the lead author of a report, The Hertog Study — Chabad on Campus, which involved a national survey of college alumni to assess the post-college impact of Chabad participation during college.
Mark grew up in Chicago and received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to Brandeis, he was a faculty member at several business schools. He is an amateur Jewish genealogist and a fan of Boston’s professional football, baseball, and basketball teams. He lives with his family in Newton, Massachusetts.
Mark Rosen discusses his experience introducing Jewish professionals to the larger field in NYC as well as his research in serval areas of Jewish life.